Psst… Weekly Top Denver Secrets | September 2016 Week 2

Weekly Top Denver Secrets | September 2016 Week 2 | The Denver Ear

This week’s edition of Weekly Top Denver Secrets, September 2016 week two, includes food secrets, festival secrets and concert secrets.

Weekly Top Denver Food Secrets

Summertime Tea in the Gardens
Summertime Tea in the Gardens | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Botanic Gardens

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

When: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 10am

Cost: Non-Members $42, Members $38, Food & Tea Tastings $10

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Denver Botanic Gardens and The Denver Tea Room present a beautiful morning of tea tasting and education in the serene Woodland Mosaic Gardens in the brand new glass enclosed Solarium.

Margo Seymour, Pastry Chef, Tea Sommelier, and Owner of The Denver Tea Room, will present a traditional British afternoon tea service with a nod to the various cultures that also enjoy the practice of taking tea. Guests will sample sandwiches from England, desserts from France and Scotland, and teas from Sri Lanka.

Summertime Tea in the Garden will feature fine china and linens and will allow guests to learn about the difference between “high tea” and “low tea”, as well as the many ways tea is served around the world.

Sowing the Seeds at Acres Farm
Sowing the Seeds at Acres Farm | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Daniel Luke Holton

Where: Acres Farm at Warren Tech, 13300 W 2nd Pl, Lakewood, CO 80228

When: Sunday, September 18th, 2016 from 5pm

Cost: $91.80 per person, (including tax but not gratuity)

Chefs: Adam Branz, Chef de Cuisine, Bistro VendomeBlake Edmunds, Chef, Bar DoughJohn Little, Executive Chef, Harman’s Eat and DrinkSebastian Hoentzsch, Executive Chef, The Squeaky Bean; Joachim Schaaf, Chef Instructor, Warren Tech; Andrew Van Stee, Chef de Cuisine, Cart-DriverJosh Chesterson, Executive Chef, Honor Society.


Sowing the Seeds at Acres Farm | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Daniel Luke Holton

Warren Tech‘s Acres Farm is hosting a farm dinner using organic produce grown by The Squeaky Bean Farm + Table.

The menu will include many local products like rabbit and Fruitions Farms cheese, and vegetables grown just feet away, including radishes, shelling beans, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, celery root, potatoes and carrots.  Dessert will be Zucchini Cake with a Pumpkin Beignet and Peach Parfait.

There will be seven special mocktails that pair perfectly with each course (alcohol is prohibited on school grounds.)  All proceeds from the farm dinner will go to Warren Tech and Acres Farm.

The Squeaky Bean has been working in collaboration with Warren Tech High School to manage Acres Farm for more than a year. In line with the school’s mission to “marry industry and education,” Warren Tech’s multi-faceted education program educates S2TEM (Science, Sustainability, Technology, Education and Math,) culinary and JTS (Jeffco Transition Services) students, along with Executive Interns from Evergreen High School. Students help to grow produce, cook and serve Acres’ farm dinners, furthering their education of the journey of food from soil to plate.

 Weekly Top Denver Festival Secrets

Denver Food + Wine Festival Grand Tasting
Denver Food + Wine Festival | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Juliette Coughlin

Where: Pepsi Center Grounds, Auraria Pkwy & 7th St, Denver, CO 80204

When: Saturday, September 10th, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm

Cost: General Admission $125, First Tasting: $165 (from noon), VIP Tasting/Lounge: $250 (from noon)

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Denver Food + Wine‘s Grand Tasting is the festival’s flagship event and will feature the creations of more than 40 top restaurants and more than 700 wines and spirits from the region’s most lauded professionals. Guests are invited to explore with their taste buds a variety of cuisines and explore unique experience tents offered by special partners of the festival.

Festival Italiano 2016
Festival Italiano 2016 | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Belmar

Where: Belmar, 464 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80226

When: Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Cost: Free

Festival Italiano  2016 at Belmar, is a two-day festival celebrating the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy. Celebrating Italiano culture featuring the finest Italian food, wine, and artisan vendors, Balistreri Vineyard‘s Children’s Grape Stomp, performances by the flag wavers from Florence, Italy, a two-day open bocce tournament, and live entertainment on multiple stages, strolling performers and more.

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Lafayette Brew Fest

When: Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Where:  Lafayette Florist Parking Lot, 600 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

Cost: Free admission, price per pour

The Lafayette Brew Fest will feature 23 participating breweries and cideries are from all within 75 miles of Lafayette. They bring great beer, cider and meads for you to taste. The Lafayette Brew Fest will also feature wine for sale, restaurants, food booths and live music.

Weekly Top Denver Concert Secrets

Luke Bryan | Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
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Photograph courtesy of ©Luke Bryan’s Official Facebook Page

When: Friday, September 9th & Sunday, September 10th, 2016 from 6pm

Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022

Cost: Tickets Starting at $39.50

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Luke Bryan is performing two nights at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this weekend. Bryan’s Denver stops are part of his Kill the Lights Tour and also feature special guests Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.

Goo Goo Dolls | Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Goo Goo Dolls | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Goo Goo Dolls Official Facebook Page

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

When: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 from 7pm

Cost: $39.50

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Goo Goo Dolls will perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre next week along with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society.

Blink 182 | Pepsi Center
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Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

When: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Cost: Tickets Starting at $25

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Blink 182 will perform at the Pepsi Center next week and their concert will feature special guests A Day To Remember, The All American Rejects and DJ Spider.