Good Morning Friends of Cured,
What a perfect fall morning it is! So far we’re loving this October and the gorgeous weather we’ve been spoiled with thus far. However, it is supposed to get cold and nasty tomorrow, inspiring our chefs to once again start whipping up soup which will make its way onto our menu starting tomorrow and running through next spring. San Marzano tomato soup and grilled cheese anyone?!
Luckily it’s only supposed to cool off for a couple of days and then be back to blue skies and sunshine, just in time for the second annual Flatirons Food Film Festival taking place right here in Boulder next week and weekend. The Flatirons Food Film Festival is a part of the International Film Series held in Boulder from October 16-19 and is an in depth, interesting and utterly delicious look into the world of food for those of us who happen to be just so obsessed. The film festival whets our appetites for all things food – and drink – related with a menu of five films about food, film mestranging from a documentary on the craft beer movement to a dramedy about work-life balance in the restaurant industry to a visual and sensory tour-de-force described as “an opera in a dozen courses and a banquet in a dozen acts” that involves a Michelin-starred restaurant and artists in various media from around the world. Paired with each of these films are events that include a craft beer-pairing dinner; a craft beer celebration featuring a craft beer/aria pairing performance by Opera on Tap Colorado; a chef-hosted feast; a molecular gastronomy demonstration; tours of an artisan brewery; a craft distillery; and a farm with a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program; various panel discussions; and a cookbook signing. It’s a crazy fun, and rather delicious schedule of events, each promising to be as tantalizing as the next. Individual tickets and full passes are still available and if you find yourself with enough time for even just one event, we couldn’t recommend it more. Check out https://www.facebook.com/FlatironsFoodFF for more details!
Wednesday October 15: 7pm: BRU Craft Beer-pairing Dinner
Friday October 17:
5pm: Roundhouse Artisan Spirits Tasting and Tour
6:30pm: Oskar Blues Cooking with Beer Demo
7:30pm: Craft Screening 9:30pm: Craft After Party
Saturday October 18
11am: Balancing Work and Life Panel Discussion and Lunch, Jax Fish House in Boulder.
7pm: Trattoria Screening
9:15pm: Seeds of Time Screening
Sunday October 19:
10:30am: Sustainable Agriculture, Aquaponics Tour, 63rd Street Farm
11:45am Farm-to-Table Feast, Talk, and Cookbook Signing, Bramble and Hare
3pm: Growing Cities Screening
6:30pm Molecular Gastronomy Demo, Talk, and Tasting
7:30pm: El Somni Screening
Pasta Wednesdays! A quick reminder that it just so happens to be Wednesday, which means Brad has spend the morning hand cranking pasta, getting it ready for your dinner tonight. This morning he whipped up some gorgeous ravioli filled with butternut squash, Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano which promise to be even better than they sound. We continue to make more and more each week but to ensure that there’s a dinner with your name on it please do give a call if you’ll be later in the day.
Friday Night Feast: Finally, a little preview into next week’s Friday Night Dinner which will be ready to pick up and take home at 5:30 on Friday the 17th. This menu includes risottofresh Colorado’s Best Beef Carpaccio with Grapefruit and Arugula. Your meal is built around a Carnaroli Risotto with Barolo and Colorado Porcini (to be quickly finished at home for optimal freshness), and for a little crunch we’ll have a Frisee Salad with Anchovies(on the side), shaved Fennel and Chopped Hard Boiled Egg, finished with a kiss of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sherry Vinaigrette. Finish your evening off with a delicious wine poached pear. As always, we’ll have some delicious wines we recommend to pair with your dinner open to taste when you by on Friday. Dinner for two costs $44 (wine available separately) and promises to be a delicious one! As always, dinners sell out quickly so call to reserve your feast today.
That’s all for now. Enjoy this beautiful day and hopefully see you for some warm soup and grilled cheese over the next few chilly ones!
Will + Coral