Musical meal for a good cause
Colorado Music Festival and the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts will host Festa Italiana at Laudisio Ristorante Italiano on Oct. 23.
Highlights and festivities include fine wines and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a gourmet family style Festa Italiana, silent and out-loud auctions and musical entertainment from Ashraf Sewailam and Sarah Barber. Semiformal dress is suggested.
Tickets are $175 per person if you register by Oct. 11, and $200 per person after that. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Music Festival and RMCMA. Laudiso is located at 1710 29th St in Boulder. For more information, call 303-449-1397, or visit www.coloradomusicfest.org.
Colterra Food & Wine Restaurant opened in Niwot four years ago. To celebrate, the restaurant is offering a three-course dinner showcasing both organic and local produce, for $44 per person throughout the month of October. The meal will feature a selection of locally sourced items, including Hazel Dell mushrooms and bacon from Long Farm. For more information or to make reservations, call 303-652-0777.
Gourmet on the go
For a taste of class without the stuffy restaurant atmosphere, check out Seb’s, one of Boulder’s newest itinerant eateries. Currently parked at 5735 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder, across from the Flatirons Golf Course, and serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Seb’s features organic, wood-fired cuisine prepared by French chef Sebastien Idee in his mobile wood-fired oven. The menu includes pizzas – the main focus – as well as salads, quiches and desserts.
For more information, call 720- 840-8056, or visit www.sebswoodfiredcuisine.com
In its October 2010 issue, Bon Appetit named Boulder the nation’s “Foodiest Town.” The criteria for this coveted award are that the town be small (under 250,000 people), have quality farmers’ markets, concerned farmers, dedicated food media, first-rate restaurants, talented food artisans and a community of food lovers. Eateries that garnered special mention in the article include Dish Gourmet, The Kitchen, Salt, Frasca Food and Wine, Pizzeria Basta, Mateo, the Dushanbe Teahouse, Leaf, Café Aion, Kim & Jake’s Cakes, Happy, Sushi Tora, Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery and the Boulder County Farmers’ Market. Congratulations, Boulder. We knew you had it in you.
To read more, visit Bon Appetit’s website at www.bonappetit.com.
Farmers’ markets winding down
After a long and fruitful season, many of the local farmers’ markets are approaching the end of their year. If you’ve been meaning to get out and try some fresh, local produce, now is the time.
The Boulder Farmers’ Market already had it’s last Wednesday session on Oct. 6, but their Saturday markets will continue until Nov. 6, so you still have another month to enjoy the local bounty.
The Longmont Farmers’ Market will have its last day on Saturday, Oct. 30. Call 303-910-2236 or visit www.boulderfarmers.org for more information on both of these markets.
The Louisville Farmers’ Market will run through this Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will be hosting a food drive, so bring your canned soup, cereal, dried pasta, canned meat and toiletries if you go. For more information, visit www.farmersmarketlouis.com.
The last day to visit the Lafayette Farmers’ Market will be on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4-8 p.m. The Erie Farmers’ Market ends Oct. 16, and the Niwot Farmers’ Market ends on Monday, Oct. 11. For information on all three of these markets, visit www.naturespointmarkets.com., or call 303- 499-2494.