Tidbites | A fling with chocolate

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The 32nd annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, benefitting the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, will be held Feb. 9 at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR/ NCAR).

The event begins with gourmet chocolate, tastings of wine and craft beer, and delicious cheeses as an appetizer. There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction, and after dinner, guests are invited to hit the dance floor and enjoy the live band.

Proceeds go to Safehouse services like support for survivors of domestic violence and their children, a 24/7 crisis line, an emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, transitional services and educational programs.

Tickets for the event are available for $100, but after Friday, Jan. 11, the price goes up to $125.

For more information, see bit.ly/UyBXTU.


As part of its Scandinavian Dinner Series, Trillium will feature Denmark at a dinner with Chef Jenna Johansen on Jan. 15.

The four-course meal with paired wines will also include a reception cocktail and amuse bouche.

The cost is $65 per person.

Trillium, located at 2134 Larimer St. in Denver, features eclectic cuisine from chef/owner Ryan Leinonen rooted in American and Scandinavian traditions.

For more information, see www.trilliumdenver.com.


Patxi’s Pizza is trying to help people stick to their New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier this year by offering some alternative menu items.

Patxi’s (pronounced pah-cheese), has introduced a variety of options, like whole wheat crust and low-fat mozzarella. Diners can also customize their pizza with lower fat meats like Canadian bacon and roasted chicken, as well as more than 20 vegetable options.

Patxi’s also offers a gluten-free thin crust and Lisnatti SoyStation Dairy Free Cheese for those with dietary restrictions. All of its crusts are vegan.

Options for non-pizza eaters include fresh salads and appetizers like an antipasto plate.

Patxi’s has a location in Englewood at 3455 S. University Blvd. and is opening a restaurant in Cherry Creek as well.

For more information, see www.patxispizza.com.

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