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New At Denver Food and Wine This Year

This year, we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary on September 3rd-6th at Metropolitan State University Denver, Auraria Campus! 10 years of great food, great wine and great people! To help us celebrate, there are going to be a few brand new installments at the event this year, along with a brand new Cocktail Competition to help launch the weekend of wining and dining.

Tiki Tiki Tiki: September 4th, 2014 20140725 - TIKI TIKI TIKI - PINEAPPLE-01

Tiki Tiki Tiki, presented at the urban oasis pop-up known as RiNo Beach Club, features a sandy beach, luxury cabana seating, and an endless (and growing) amount of tropical features. Bartenders all across the world are actively restoring the integrity of tropical drinks and reviving the culture of exotic cocktails. Now on Thursday September 4th, 8 of Denver’s most talented bartenders will have a venue to showcase the best exotic cocktails they have ever created, complete with the most elaborate garnishes, rare tropical ingredients, and outright competitive nature in determining Denver’s authority on umbrella cocktails. 8 Chefs will also bring the best of their patio tasters to win over your tiki tastebuds in a fun and inspiring culinary competition. Come out in your best island ensemble and you might walk away a winner too! Buy tickets today – Click here!

The VIP Experience: Saturday, September 6th

The VIP Experience is going to be an event with exclusive pairings between 10 different restaurants and 10 different wines. With an Old World, New World theme, guests will participate in unique tastings of food and wine that transcend their experience through time! Heroes Like us is coordinating the chef and wine pairings for the tent! Restaurants VIP guests can look forward to seeing are TAGHumboldt RestaurantLuca d’ItaliaCholonAvenue GrillTrillium and Barolo Grill. Each of these restaurants are paired with a specific wine to create an tasting experience that won’t be found anywhere else.

Local Food Tent: Saturday, September 6th

Also new this year is the Local Food Tent! With a Farmer’s Market feel, guests will be able to meet and greet with local restaurants, farms and producers to learn more about the local food movement here in Denver! Some restaurants to keep a look out here are City O CityHarman’s Eat Drinkand Cafe Rendezvous at the Colorado History Museum.

It’s going to be a great year 10 for us at Denver Food and Wine! Keep an eye out for our 10-year lookback on Facebook as we highlight the biggest moments in our history!