COCHON 555 TICKET GIVE AWAY:Cochon 555 is an epic pork feast featuring top chefs from across the country. It travels through major US cities, gathering together 5 of the top chefs in each who are tasked with preparing whole heritage breed pigs, nose to tail, in a coursed out tasting menu. Each year Cured joins the Colorado competitions tobalance out the pork fest by serving up platters of cheese, making sure attendees consume a well balanced meal :-) This years event is taking place at the Ritz Carlton in Denver on Sunday (March 9th) at 5 pm. In anticipation, we’re offering up TWO FREE TICKETS to one lucky winner (each ticket has a $125 value). All you have to do is take part in a little competition. Tickets will go to whomever posts a picture on our Facebook wall that BEST CAPTURES THE UTILIZAITON OF BACON. This can be anything folks, from a perfectly composed breakfast plate to a bacon bloody mary to a bouquet of bacon roses…use your imagination folks, the world is your oyster…or slab of bacon.
Photos should be posted to Cured’s Facebook Page and we will be accepting submissions until Thursday March 6th when we will announce the lucky winner. Best of luck and may the bacon gods be with you!!
SATURDAY MARCH 8: CHIPORRO SAUCE TASTING 1-4PM: While Cured was inspired by our time spent living in Europe, and to this day there is not much that makes us happier then a fresh baguette, big salad, chunk of cheese and bottle of wine for dinner, all things Mexican take a close second in our hearts. When we’re not devouring our inventory, you’ll often find us with a margarita in hand getting ready to down some tacos. Enter Chiporro Sauce Company. While they may not be what you expect to find on Cured’s shelves, our philosophy has always been tostock our store with the products we fall in love with and want to take home to eat ourselves. This is no exception. We couldn’t be more excited to have their Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce and Chipotle Mexicano Sauce join the truffle carpacio and Italian pastas that currently deck our shelves. Carlos will be with us this Saturday from 1-4 tasting his goodies, so come on by for a taste of land far away, while visions of waves, beaches and margaritas fill your head.
SATURDAY MARCH 15: COCKTAILPUNK BITTERS TASTING: 1-4 PM: Cocktailpunk is one of our favorite local Boulder companies making up some unique, innovative, and downright delicious bitters Bitters are as old as cocktails, but Cocktailpunk looks to the future, not the past. Their goal is simple: to create compelling accents for the modern cocktail. Cocktailpunk cocktail bitters are a carefully chosen set of basic elements that are focused and nuanced, simple yet devious. They are perfect in classic cocktails, but were really designed for the cocktails that haven't been invented yet. Ray, the genius behind Cocktailpunk, will be with us on Saturday from 1-4 tasting his bitters so come on by and get inspired to go home and craft a delicious happy hour beverage.
MONDAY MARCH 17: ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER: Corned beef is one of those foods that every time we start, we just can’t stop eating. That said, we always forget about the curing time involved or are just too lazy to make up ourselves. Ahh the beauty of having a couple of talented chefs in our kitchen... This St Patrick's Day, Rebecca and Brad are whipping up a feast centered around this most special preparation of beef. On Monday, March 17th, we will be cooking up a corned beef dinner complete with roast carrots, colcannon (mashed potatoes and kale) and a light, bright, cabbage and corned beefbrussel sprout slaw with caraway seeds. Dinner for two costs $30 and will hot and ready to eat at 5:30.
For those of you who are feeling like making your own feast, we’ll also be selling the corned beef separately (all house cured using the Colorado's Best Beef, some of the most tender and tasty beef we have yet to come across) for $12/lb, saving you the time, but still giving you creative culinary control over your St Patrick’s Day dinner.
Quantities are limited so give us a call at 720-389-8096 ASAP to reserve your dinner!
SATURDAY MARCH 22: TENDER BELLY BACON TASTING: 1-4 PM: You may have seen the sign in our store declaring that “ Bacon Makes Everything Better” and it really is true. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Rain or shine. Summer or winter. Every day is made better by the addition of a little bacon. Especially when it’s Tender Belly Bacon. Tender Belly is a local Denver Company, started and owned by two brothers, Erik and Shannon Duffy. Erik and Shannon are devoted to their pigs above all, operating under the maxim that the best pork comes from animals who live a stress-free life with plenty of open space to roam and exercise. 100% vegetarian diet and plenty of love and care leads to a most exquisite and delicious bacon. Tender Belly will be with us on Saturday from 1-4, tasting their goodies and filling the shop with the addictive smell of fried bacon.
FREE TUESDAY NIGHT WINE TASTING: Every Tuesday from 4-7. Every Tuesday we open up 4 different bottles of wine for tasting in our wine shop. It's a great way to taste some new wines and garner a bit of an education while sipping on some delicious wines. This March we're "Tasting our way into Spring" for the first 3 weeks, followed by a blind tasting on the 4th and final week of March. We'll take each of the top selling wines from the weeks prior, cover them up in brown paper bags, and let you test your palate and memory, trying to decipher what each wine is.
EVERY THURSDAY WE'RE COOKING YOU DINNER: Fresh roasted organic chickens with a side of potatoes, salad and wine. Hot out of the oven at 5:30, call weekly to reserve your dinner!!
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