Calling all foodies and food-lovers! Here’s the update on what’s happening in the Boulder food scene:
Flatirons Film Festival’s Benefit
Tickets are now on sale for “Film, Chefs, and Glorious Song: The Flatirons Food Film Benefit,” the Flatirons Food Film Festival’s second annual benefit event.
Sold out last year, this year’s benefit will again feature small plates by celebrated local chefs that will be inspired by a single food-oriented short film. Opera on Tap Colorado will add interactive performances with audience choices determining the arias that the singers will perform for their pairing with either a chef-crafted offering or the food film. A live auction offering unique culinary experiences will complete the offerings.
The benefit will take place on Wednesday, August 3rd 6:30-10pm in the newly renovated MacMillan Lobby of the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder. Tickets are $75 until July 15 and $80 thereafter, and at the door. They are available at http://www.tinyurl.com/FFFFBenefit16 or the Dairy Arts Center box office at (303) 444-7328.
Flagstaff House Wine Spectator Grand Award
Flagstaff House has once again been honored with the Wine Spectator Grand Award for their commitment to fine wine and their 15,000-bottle wine cellar, an award they have won every year since 1983. Flagstaff House is one of only three restaurants in the world to have earned the award for this long.
This year, 3,595 restaurants hailing from all 50 states and 71 other countries were recognized for their outstanding wine programs. The Wine Spectator Grand Award is the crown jewel for restaurants with world-class wine programs. It is given to “restaurants that show an uncompromising, passionate devotion to the quality of their wine program,” says the Wine Spectator.
Tap Takeover at Under the Sun Eatery and Pizzeria
WHEN: Thursday, August 18th 4 pm until close
WHERE: 627-A South Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305
A “tap takeover” at Under the Sun Eatery and Pizzeria in Boulder, with Denver’s Renegade Brewing Company on August 18. For one night only, eight of Under the Sun’s 30 beers on tap will be some of Renegade’s best beers. There will be a live band, and proceeds from the night will benefit Renegade’s Tap4Tap program where each gallon of Renegade beer purchased provides 1 gallon of fresh drinking water to someone in need.
Adventure to Barcelona and Costa Brava with Pack A Fork!
Local boutique tour company, Pack A Fork! is offering a 9-day adventure to Barcelona and the Costa Brava, October 15-24, 2016. “BARCELONA and the COSTA BRAVA: A Cultural & Culinary Adventure” will take an intimate group of no more than 15 guests to Barcelona, then through the countryside north to Cap de Creus National Park on the Costa Brava.
Two Spanish tour guides will provide guests with experiences focused on Catalan culture: Spanish cuisine, wines, landmarks, marketplaces, modern art, and the Mediterranean coastline on the Costa Brava. Guests will learn about Gaudi’s innovative architecture that defines Barcelona, wander through medieval towns in the countryside, learn about Spanish wines, visit wineries, and cook with a Catalan chef.
Guests will tour two important art museums, the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, and the Dali Theatre Museum in Figueres. There will also be a visit to Dali’s home in Port Lligat near the picturesque fishing village Cadaques. This tour will also offer all-important downtime to relax and unwind, or shop and discover on your own.