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Experience Series: Pillow Fight!

March 30, 2019 | Gary Mulkins

Date & Time: March 30, 2019 @ 5:30pm Location: Luca Experience:  Enjoy a 5-course Stuffed Pasta tasting menu, complete with house red and white wine! Ticket includes 5 course dinner along with house red & white wine, tax and gratuity. All sales are final.  Tickets are transferable. Get tickets here! 
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Chef Cooking Series: Sweet & Savory Pies

November 17, 2018 | Gary Mulkins

  One of our most requested classes! Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from the chef as they prepare delicious pies, both sweet and savory. The evening is complete with a 4 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow Class price is $125 and includes gratuity.
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Chef Cooking Series: Mother Sauces

October 27, 2018 | Gary Mulkins

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn the secret behind the 5 mother sauces. Understanding these sauces will help you read menus, decide what to order, and determine what wines might pair best with your meal. For cooks and chefs alike, learning to make the five mother sauces is a basic skill that opens up a world of
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Chef Cooking Series: Beef Wellington

September 29, 2018 | Gary Mulkins

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn the secret behind Mizuna’s signature Beef Wellington dish. The evening is complete with a 4 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow Class is $125 and includes gratuity. *Class is held at Mizuna Click here to purchase tickets! #BCchefcookingseries
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Chef Cooking Series: Cast Iron Skillet with Chef Frank Bonanno

August 25, 2018 | Gary Mulkins

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn the secret behind seasoning and cleaning your cast iron skillet. Better yet, Chef Frank Bonanno will teach a few of his favorite cast iron skillet recipes. The evening is complete with a 4 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow Class is
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Chef Cooking Series: Foraging & Cooking with Mushrooms

July 28, 2018 | Gary Mulkins

What makes wild mushrooms safe to eat? Intimated by the cleaning process or how about cooking with mushrooms? Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn the secret behind foraging and cooking with mushrooms The evening is complete with a 4 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow Class is
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Chef Cooking Series: Fresh Pasta with Chef Frank Bonanno

June 23, 2018 | Gary Mulkins

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from chef Frank Bonanno as he instructs on Fresh Pasta The evening is complete with a 4 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow at 5pm. Class price is $200 and includes gratuity. *Class is held at Luca Click here to
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Chef Cooking Series: Burrata Cheese

May 26, 2018 | Gary Mulkins

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn the secret behind our famous Burrata cheese. Walk away with the skills for fresh mozzarella, ricotta and the ultimate burrata. The evening is complete with a 4 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow Class is $125 and includes gratuity.
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Chef Cooking Series: Eggs 3 Ways (Quiche, Benedict, Omelets)

April 28, 2018 | Gary Mulkins

  Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from Mizuna’s executive chef as he instructs on how to prepare Eggs 3 Ways (quiche, benedict & omelet) The evening is complete with a 4 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow Class price is $125 and includes gratuity. *Class is
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Thanksgiving To Go Pick Up at Russell’s Smokehouse

November 23, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

What’s better than Thanksgiving dinner? Thanksgiving dinner prepared by professional chefs, of course! This year Russell’s Smokehouse is offering a delicious menu available for pick up on Thanksgivng Day between 10am and 12pm. Details: Serves 4-6 guests $210- includes tax and gratuity Menu: Smoked Turkey with Classic Brown Gravy Cornbread Dressing Butternut Squash Hash with Pecans
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Thanksgiving To Go Pick Up at French 75

November 23, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

Need a last minute escape from holiday menu planning? French 75 is offering a Thanksgiving To Go menu with a French twist. The meal is available for pickup on Thanksgiving Day between 10am and 12pm. Details: Serves 4-6 people $210- includes tax and gratuity Menu Rotisserie Roasted Turkey with Gravy Brioche Stuffing Whipped Potatoes Mac &
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Thanksgiving Pie Offerings from Wednesday’s Pie

November 1, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

It’s that time of year again…pie season! Wednesday’s Pie is offering three pie flavors this holiday season. Details: Each pie is priced at $26 Orders can be placed online through the Bonanno Concepts Market To order five or more pies, please call the pie shop directly at (303) 893.6505 Wednesday’s Apple- Classic two-crust apple pie baked with Colorado apples,
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Green Russell, New Belgium and Leopold Bros. Reserve Dinner

October 5, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

Great American Beer Festival is one of the best times of year in Denver! Beer dinners, tap takeovers and late night industry parties. This year, Green Russell is hosting a whiskey beer dinner with very special guests Lauren Salazar, New Belgium’s Master Blender, and Leopold Bros. Distiller Todd Leopold. The dinner will feature six unique courses
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Hooves & Hops Dinner with Avery Brewing Company

October 4, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

It’s the most wonderful time of the year- Great American Beer Festival! Please join us at our 4th annual Hooves & Hops event to celebrate. This year we are pairing up with Avery Brewing Company to bring you five porky dishes paired with five delicious beers. Please reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket at https://www.bonannoconcepts.com/product/october-4-hooves-hops/.
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Beef Wellington Class

September 30, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from Chef Ty Leon as he prepares one of Mizuna’s signature dishes, Beef Wellington! The evening is complete with a 3 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow at 5pm. Class price is $125 and includes gratuity. Click here
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Whole Roasted Chicken Class

August 26, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from Chef Frank Bonanno as he prepares a Whole Roasted Chicken at our newest restaurant, French 75! The evening is complete with a 3 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow at 5pm. Class price is $200 and includes
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Dining Al Fresco VIP Experience at Osteria Marco

August 19, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

Eat, drink and raise money for a charity this summer with our Dining Al Fresco VIP Experience! Russell’s Smokehouse and Osteria Marco are each auctioning off a four person dining experience to raise money for the Neurology Department at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dining Al Fresco is a one-of-a-kind dining experience where Larimer Square restaurants extend their patios into the streets.
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Corepower Yoga with Luca Happy Hour

August 16, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

CorePower Yoga and Luca are teaming up this summer for three FREE classes at Governors Park! After class, join us for happy hour and special cocktails at Luca. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Space is limited. Please RSVP at https://www.bonannoconcepts.com/product/happy-hour-with-luca-corepower-yoga-wednesday-august-16/.
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Meatball Class

July 29, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from Chef Burton Koelliker as he prepares one of Osteria Marco’s signature dishes, Meatballs! The evening is complete with a 3 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow at 5pm. Class price is $125 and includes gratuity. Click here to
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From Ground to Glass with The Perfect Petal

July 23, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

Spruce up your herb gardening skills this summer with an intimate workshop at Luca on Sunday, July 23! With a libation in hand, enjoy herbalicious cocktail demos from our favorite bartender, MJ, and hands-on help from the experts at The Perfect Petal as you build your very own herb garden. Workshop includes a hosted cocktail,
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Dining Al Fresco VIP Experience at Russell’s Smokehouse

July 22, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

Eat, drink and raise money for a charity this summer with our Dining Al Fresco VIP Experience! Russell’s Smokehouse and Osteria Marco are each auctioning off a four person dining experience to raise money for the Neurology Department at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dining Al Fresco is a one-of-a-kind dining experience where Larimer Square restaurants extend their patios into the streets.
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Corepower Yoga with Luca Happy Hour

July 19, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

CorePower Yoga and Luca are teaming up this summer for three FREE classes at Governors Park! After class, join us for happy hour and special cocktails at Luca. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Space is limited. Please RSVP at https://www.bonannoconcepts.com/product/happy-hour-with-luca-corepower-yoga-wednesday-july-19/.
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Flights & Bites at Luca

June 27, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

Tuesdays just got a whole lot better with Flights & Bites! Every Tuesday throughout summer Luca is featuring a special bite and wine flight menu. Join us for sipping and snacking all summer long! June 2017: $3 each Mini Burrata- Grilled Ciabatta Crostini, Heirloom Tomato Jam Saffron Arancini- Basil Pesto Fresh Ricotta Raviolo- Brown Butter,
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Whole Roasted Fish Class

June 24, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from Chef Justin Hall as he prepares a delicious Whole Roasted Fish- a perfect light dish for summer. The evening is complete with a 3 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow at 5pm. Class price is $125 and
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Flights & Bites at Luca

June 20, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

Tuesdays just got a whole lot better with Flights & Bites! Every Tuesday throughout summer Luca is featuring a special bite and wine flight menu. Join us for sipping and snacking all summer long! June 2017: $3 each Mini Burrata- Grilled Ciabatta Crostini, Heirloom Tomato Jam Saffron Arancini- Basil Pesto Fresh Ricotta Raviolo- Brown Butter,
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Flights & Bites at Luca

June 13, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

Tuesdays just got a whole lot better with Flights & Bites! Every Tuesday throughout summer Luca is featuring a special bite and wine flight menu. Join us for sipping and snacking all summer long! June 2017: $3 each Mini Burrata- Grilled Ciabatta Crostini, Heirloom Tomato Jam Saffron Arancini- Basil Pesto Fresh Ricotta Raviolo- Brown Butter,
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Flights & Bites at Luca

June 6, 2017 | Gary Mulkins

Tuesdays just got a whole lot better with Flights & Bites! Every Tuesday throughout summer Luca is featuring a special bite and wine flight menu. Join us for sipping and snacking all summer long! June 2017: $3 each Mini Burrata- Grilled Ciabatta Crostini, Heirloom Tomato Jam Saffron Arancini- Basil Pesto Fresh Ricotta Raviolo- Brown Butter,
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Beignets & Bouquets with Perfect Petal

June 3, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Salt & Grinder and The Perfect Petal are teaming up for the ultimate wake and make! Sip mimosas (bubbly or bloodies are acceptable too), snack on Lou’s beignets & enjoy hands-on flower bouquet building instruction from The Perfect Petal. The class is complete with 1 complimentary mimosa, bottomless beignets, fresh blooms, & grow instructions for
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Crab Cake Class

May 20, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from Chef Frank Bonanno as he prepares one of his favorite dishes, Crab Cakes! The evening is complete with a 3 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow at 5pm. Class price is $200 and includes gratuity. Click here
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Salt & Grinder Mother’s Day Bake Sale

May 13, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Treat mom to something sweet this Mother’s Day! Salt & Grinder is hosting a pastry pop up shop on Saturday, May 13. Nothing says “I appreciate you” like a box full of delicious treats! Shop will be open from 8:30am to 12pm (or until we sell out). Menu: Honey Almond Danish Cheese Danish Blueberry Streusel
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Wine Bottle Painting Night at Luca!

May 2, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Love the idea of painting, drinking and snacking? Join us at Luca on Tuesday, May 2 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm as we paint the Denver skyline on wine bottles. $45 per person includes step by step instruction, a complimentary glass of wine, all painting materials and the wine bottle canvas. Tasty snacks and additional beverages
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Fresh Pasta Class

April 29, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from Chef Brandon Tucker as he prepares fresh pasta- a Luca signature! The evening is complete with a 3 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow at 5pm. Class price is $125 and includes gratuity. Click here to purchase tickets!
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Vesper Lounge Wine Dive Charity Event

April 20, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Vesper Lounge is turning into a “Wine Dive” in celebration of Colorado Natural Wine Week! Join us from 6pm to close on Thursday, April 20 while we sip Colorado wines and raise money for Water for People*. For just $8 a glass you can enjoy some of the best natural wines in Colorado and support one
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Flights & Bites at Luca

April 18, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Celebrate Colorado Natural Wine Week with wine flights and delicious bites at Luca! Starting Tuesday, April 18 Luca will feature a flight of Fattoria Poggerino wines along with delicious bites from the Luca chefs. Don’t miss your chance to meet the wine maker. Piero Lanza, on Thursday April 20. Reservations are recommend. Please call 303.832.6600 to
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Nashville Style Hot Chicken Class

March 25, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from Chef Dean Hilberg as he prepares one of Lou’s Food Bar’s* signature dishes, Hot Chicken! The evening is complete with a 3 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow at 5pm. Class price is $125 and includes gratuity. *Class
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Fondue Class

February 25, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from Chef Ty Leon as he prepares one of his favorite dishes, Fondue! The evening is complete with a 3 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow at 5pm. Class price is $125 and includes gratuity. Click here to purchase
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Super Bowl Sunday BBQ To-Go

February 5, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most important food days of the year. Make it a win with Russell’s Smokehouse Super Bowl Sunday BBQ To-Go! Meal includes: Sliced Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, House Kielbasa, St. Louis Pork Ribs, Coleslaw, Bacon Baked Beans and your choice of: Smoked Mac & Cheese or Garlic Mashed Potatoes Bacon
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Lobster Ramen Class

January 28, 2017 | Frank Bonanno

Join us for an intimate opportunity to learn from Chef Frank Bonanno as he prepares Bones’ signature dish, Lobster Ramen! The evening is complete with a 3 course dinner with beer & wine pairings. Class starts at 3:30pm with dinner to follow at 5pm. Class price is $200 and includes gratuity. Purchase Tickets  
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New Year’s Eve at Mizuna

December 31, 2016 | Frank Bonanno

Ring in the new year with exquisite food and polished wine pairings at Mizuna. Chef Frank Bonanno and Chef Ty Leon created a unique five course menu only available on Saturday, December 31. $125 per person for food only, $200 per person paired with wine. Please visit http://bit.ly/2hggunP to view the 2016 New Year’s Eve menu.
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New Year’s Eve at Luca

December 31, 2016 | Frank Bonanno

Chef Frank Bonanno and Chef Justin Hall are pulling out all the stops this New Year’s Eve with an elegant seven course dinner. The prixe fix menu includes Veal Sacchetti, Grilled Halibut and other menu items that can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2gyelQs. $95 per person for food only, $170 per person paired with wine.    
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Happy Birthday Frank (a love letter & a budino recipe)

October 5, 2016 | Frank Bonanno

Today is Frank’s birthday. Almost exactly four years ago, he put together an interactive recipe collection called “Party of Eight” and for the preface, producer Chris McNeal asked me to write about “the moment I fell in love with Frank.” Instead of dropping a card on Frank’s pillow this morning, I thought I’d revisit that
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