TIDBITES | KGNU bourbon tasting


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KGNU bourbon tasting

KGNU Community Radio is holding its first bourbon tasting on Thursday, June 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Boulder Outlook Hotel. The event will feature presentations on the history and origins of bourbon, how to choose a quality product and what food pairs well with bourbon, as well as many types of bourbons to sample. Appetizers prepared using bourbon will be offered too. Nate Folsom and Derek Weiman will provide live music, and author and food critic John Lendorff will be the guest of honor. A silent auction will feature fine bourbon, music and books. The event is for ages 21 and over. Admission is $20 for KGNU listener members and $25 for general public. Designated drivers are free, and a taxi service will be available from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the hotel. Individuals can spend the night at the hotel, with special rates for supporters of KGNU. Simply mention the “bluecation” rate ($79) when making your reservation. A portion of the proceeds from every room reserved by a KGNU supporter will be donated to the station. Contact Helen Dohrman at 303-449-4885 or helen@kgnu.org for more information.

Eat dessert first

A Grande Finale Patisserie in Lafayette is holding a dessert social on Friday, June 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., to kick-start a summer campaign to eat dessert first. Award-winning pastry chef Nicole Hedlund is on a mission to initiate enjoying dessert before a meal. Located at 489 N. Hwy 287, Suite 100, the patisserie will serve free chocolate raspberry mousse torte cakes and raspberry dessert drinks, and hold raffles for Eat Dessert First T-shirts at the dessert social. Hedlund and her husband, executive chef Steve Sommers, offer not only decadent desserts, but also sandwiches, espresso, coffee, tea, wine, microbrews, gifts and catering. Contact Nicole Hedlund at 303-926-4084 or nicole@agrandefinale.com for more information.

Zoe Ma Ma

Zoe Ma Ma, one of Boulder’s new kids on the block, offers fast, authentic Chinese cuisine. Located at 2010 10th St. (the former home of Spud Bros.), Zoe Ma Ma offers an open view of the kitchen so customers can watch their dumplings or noodles being made fresh in front of their eyes. On Monday and Tuesday, the feature is Sichuan braised beef noodle, a rich, spicy dish with exotic flavors, while Friday and Saturday feature roast duck and wonton soup. Zoe Ma Ma has menu items for all types of diets, including vegan and gluten-free options, and uses organic, unbleached wheat flour, all-natural meats, cagefree eggs and wind power.