Celebrate Denver Dining with Denver Food and Wine, DISH, and the Art of Cocktail – September 9th & 10th

Denver\’s more sophisticated palates will have plenty to keep them happy on September 9th and 10th. The Seventh Annual Denver Food and Wine is back and more enticing than ever with a two-day celebration. Denver Food and Wine is a fundraiser  benefiting the Denver Post Community Foundation, Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation and Metropolitan State College of Denver. This year\’s two-day food and wine experience is has grown to include Westword\’s DISH and the Art of Cocktail. Friday will also feature a special musical performance by Air  Dubai. Both festivities are for those 21 years and older.


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Formerly known as Menu Affair, Westword\’s DISH event is moving into its 17th year by partnering up with Denver Food & Wine and the Art of Cocktail for a mega foodie event on Friday, September 9th from 7:30pm to 11:00pm. The event will be held at the Ninth Avenue Historic  Park at Metro State College, located at 1068 Ninth Street, on Friday September, 9, 2011. This annual event is a fantastic way to sample some the Westword Café Society\’s best and favorite eateries. The $35 ticket ($50 the day of) entitles you to experience food from local restaurants, food trucks, and vendors.

Participating Restaurants

  • Sam’s No. 3
  • D Bar Desserts
  • Beatrice and Woodsley
  • Biker Jim’s
  • Mezcal
  • LeGrand Bistro
  • Phoenician Kabob
  • Inventing Room
  • Tony’s Market
  • Trattoria Stella
  • Euclid Hall
  • Snooze Eatery
  • Second Home
  • The Fort
  • Jack ‘N’ Grill
  • Interstate

Food Trucks

  • The Tasterie Truck
  • The Uber Sausage
  • Mikes 2 Kitchen
  • Mythos Greek Food Truck
  • Manna From Heaven
  • OG Burgers


  • The Crazy Merchant
  • AmuseMints

If you can\’t wait until 7:30pm, a $75 VIP ticket ($100 the day of)  will allow an early 6:30pm entry along with a 1.5 hour reception sampling of Cafe Society’s favorite restaurants, 3 complimentary drink tickets for beer, wine or cocktails, a viewing area and private bathrooms.

A Riedel glass seminar is also being held. Tickets for this seminar are $75 and entitle you to entry to the Westword DISH event along with 4 Riedel wine glasses.

Denver Food and Wine Grand Tasting

Enjoy the Denver Food and Wine Grand Tasting event on Saturday, September 10th, from noon to 4 p.m. at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver Food and Wine Grand Tasting is described as “sampling more than 600 featured wines, signature spirits, cuisine from 30+ of Denver\’s finest restaurants and featuring the Viking Culinary Chef Showcase, Beam Global Cocktail Party, Pernod Ricard’s ‘Perfect Mix’ Lounge, Skyy Spirits, W.J. Deutch Wine Bar, Trinchero Family Estates Wines, & silent wine auction.”

There will also be a culinary showcase featuring Chef Elise Wiggins, of Panzano Restaurant , an American Culinary Federation Colorado Chef of the Year, along with Chef Vaughn Hobbs, a Chef Keller award winner and Exec. Chef of Viking & Kimball Distributing. They will be preparing “distinct signature ‘Farm\’, ‘Ranch\’ and ‘Sea To The Table\’ dishes featuring fresh local ingredients”.   A silent auction is also scheduled.

The cost for Saturday\’s event is $75.00. Tickets can be purchased online