Food Calendar: Cooking class to teach Aurora couples to flambe passionately

The documentary “American Meat” (above) will be shown Oct. 11 as part of the Chipotle Sustainable Food Film Series at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Information: (Courtesy photo from “American Meat”)


AURORA |Culinary events in the coming week and beyond in greater Aurora and the metro area:

Lowry Harvest Festival, 9 a,m, to 10 p.m. Sept. 22, Hangar 2, 7581 E Academy Blvd. Information: Details: Events include farmers’ market, tasting of Colorado wines from Kingman Estates (Denver), Bijou Creek Vineyards (Fort Morgan), Black Forest Meadery (Colorado Springs), Guy Drew Vineyards (Cortez) and others

Couples Cook: Fun with Flambe, Sept. 22, Expo Recreation Center, Aurora. Information: 303-326-8630; Details: Flame-centered adult cooking class making Shrimp Diablo, Peppered Asparagus with Lemon Sauce, and Cherries Jubilee

Tapas & Tea Festival, Sept. 22, Havana Motor Mile, Aurora. Information: Details: Small plate tastings at the English Teacup, Havana Street Station, Cody Cafe, Deelish and others. Menu includes devil’s food doughnuts, lamb sliders, chocolate hazelnut wontons, potato samosas, and noodles with black bean sauce

Cupcake Decorating Demonstration, 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax. Ave., Aurora. Information: Details: Aurora’s Cupcake Dreamin’ demonstrates the art of cupcake decorating and some envelope-pushing flavors

Chile and Frijoles Festival Sept. 23-25 in Pueblo. Information: Details: green chile competition, jalapeno eating contest, entertainment

Caramel Hours, 4 – 6 p.m. Sept. 20, Helliemae’s Handcrafted Caramels, Arvada. Details: Candy factory opens once a month for tours and tastings of sweets including dark butter caramels with cinnamon, chile and salt


Denver’s Best Street Food Trucks, Oct. 7, Olinger Moore Howard Parking Lot, Denver. Information: Details: Food trucks include Capt’n Crabby, Hey Pb&J, Crock Spot, Good Food, Street Eats, Aikopops, Tasterie Truck, Bonaquisti and Left Hand Brewing

Tea with Amelia Earhart, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora. Reservations: Details: Kids eight and older get to have tea with an Amelia Earhart recreator and hear her story

Cultivate Festival, Oct. 6, City Park, Denver. Information: Information: Sustainability fair features music, games, farm-to-table chefs’ cooking demos and a first local taste of fare from Chipotle’s new Shophouse Southeast Asian Kitchen concept

The Colorado Food Calendar is weekly feature in the Aurora Sentinel, Buckley Guardian and Life Science newspapers and websites. Send information about food events, classes, festivals, wine dinners and tours in the metro area and all over Colorado to: [email protected]