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Bombay Bistro offers lively classes

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Bombay Bistro offers lively classes

Downtown Indian restaurant Bombay Bistro offers monthly cooking classes for those who wish to increase their knowledge of Indian cuisine. The classes, which are held on Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m., include cooking demonstrations from the restaurant’s enthusiastic chefs as well as wine, beer and cocktail tastings throughout the class.

Participants enjoy a feast of Indian food and lively conversation. Suggested price is $50 per person, although the restaurant encourages guests to pay what they like.

The next class is scheduled for Sunday, April 11. To reserve a spot, visit www.bombaybistro.com or call 303-444-4721.

Gourmet tours come to Boulder

Culinary Connectors, a Denverbased company that organizes restaurant and market tours throughout Colorado, has a set of tours booked in Boulder in the coming weeks. Restaurants participating in the first few Boulder tours include The Kitchen, Salt, Colterra and Bacaro. The tours, which are open to a maximum of 10 guests, include food and beverage tastings, demonstrations and talks by chefs, mixologists and sommeliers, and chauffeured transportation to each location.

Most tours include behind-thescenes kitchen tours as well.

Upcoming dates are March 20, April 10, April 24, May 8 and May 22. Tickets are $99 per person.

To sign up or for more information, visit www.culinaryconnectors.com.

Local whiskey is a winner

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, a small-batch whiskey produced by Colorado’s very first micro-distillery, has been named the “2009 Artisan Whisky of the Year by the Malt Advocate Whisky awards. Now in its 16th year, the Malt Advocate Whisky awards recognize excellence among whiskies and distilleries, as well as the individuals behind them.

According to Malt Advocate Publisher John Hansell, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is an example of an artisan whiskey that rivals other scotch or bourbon distillers in quality. An all-malt product, Stranahan’s resembles a single malt scotch, yet has a hint of bourbon character. Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is available in select markets and is also available at the Denver distillery.

For more information, visit www.stranahans.com.

Xeriscape offers tasteful gardening

The Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC), a local nonprofit, has partnered with the City of Boulder to provide pre-planned, water-efficient xeriscaping boxes that feature herbs and vegetables. The CRC’s Garden-In-A-Box, which has offered water-wise gardening options for years, is now available in three designs that make it possible to create a customized, edible garden.

The designs, which are made up of oregano, sage, parsley, tomatoes and peppers, cost between $65 and $110 and contain from 32 to 40 plants, depending on the size.

For more information, visit www.conservationcenter.org.

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