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
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
Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/SummertimeTeaGarden
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
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 Vendome; Blake Edmunds, Chef, Bar Dough; John Little, Executive Chef, Harman’s Eat and Drink; Sebastian Hoentzsch, Executive Chef, The Squeaky Bean; Joachim Schaaf, Chef Instructor, Warren Tech; Andrew Van Stee, Chef de Cuisine, Cart-Driver; Josh Chesterson, Executive Chef, Honor Society.
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
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)
Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/DenverFoodandWineGrandTasting
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
Where: Belmar, 464 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80226
When: Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th, 2016
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.
Psst… Check out Festival Italiano’s complete schedule of events at: bit.ly/FestivalItaliano2016.
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
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
Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/LukeBryanConcerstDenver
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
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465
When: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 from 7pm
Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/GooGooDollsRedRocks
Blink 182 | Pepsi Center
Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204
When: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Cost: Tickets Starting at $25
Purchase Tickets at: bit.ly/Blink182DenverConcert