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Thursday, February 18

Joy Burns Center, Tuscan Ballroom
2044 East Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

5:45—6:45 p.m.
Cocktails, Hors D’oeuvres, Silent Auction

7—9 p.m.
Four Course Wine Pairing Dinner

$89.00 per person (before January 15)
$99.00 per person (after January 15)
$725 per table of eight


Featured Wines:

  • 2013 Elizabeth Rose Chardonnay
  • 2013 Elizabeth Rose Pinot Noir
  • 2014 Ghost Block ‘MorgaenLee Vineyard’ Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2008 Ghost Block ‘Oakville Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon

Starters, Butler Passed:

  • Salmon and Avocado Tartar Cones
  • Korean Short Rib Spring Rolls
  • Morbier and Fig Jam Grilled Cheese

Four Course Dinner Menu:

  • First Course: Smoked Trout Chowder with Sweet Potatoes & Clams
  • Second Course: Nantucket Bay Scallops, Winter Squash Puree, MZ Cured Duck Prosciutto
  • Third Course: Heirloom Carrot and Cauliflower “Steak” with Braised Oxtail, Salsify Puree
  • Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake, Colorado Whiskey Anglais, Winter Spiced Poached Pear





Come learn and celebrate the innovative partnership between the University of Denver’s Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management and the ECDC/African Community Center of Denver; a resettlement agency dedicated to helping refugees build safe and sustainable lives in Denver. This unique partnership recently won the Worldwide Hospitality Award—Best Educational Innovation and has achieved a job placement rate of 82 percent for refugees being trained for positions in the hospitality industry.

A cocktail hour along with a silent auction will begin the evening followed by a delicious 4-course meal with wine pairing prepared and served by the students of both programs under the guidance of this year’s guest chef, Executive Chef Matt Zubrod from Little Nell in Aspen, CO. Wines provided by Napa Wine Company.