Pop Up Dinners

The Culinary Arts program and the Viticulture and Enology program at Western Colorado Community College are joining forces to offer Pop Up Dinners at the Chez Lena Restaurant. Assistant Technical Professor of Culinary Arts Jonathan St. Peter developed each course of the menu. Technical Instructor of Viticulture and Enology Jenne Baldwin-Eaton selected the wines.  Culinary students will be preparing the meal, Dining room management students will be serving the meal, and Viticulture and Enology students will be pouring the wine.


Upcoming Dinner Dates:

The Spring Winemaker's Dinner has been cancelled.

May 3, 2018

Spring Winemaker's Dinner

Wines donated by Red Fox Cellars.

Thank you for supporting the Viticulture and Enology and the Culinary programs.

Our spring menu will feature Colorado lamb, forest mushrooms, asparagus, baby spring vegetables, butter basted scallops, rhubarb chocolates and outstanding wines from Red Fox Cellars. Appetizers will be served at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm.

Tickets are $60 per person. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds for each program. Thank you for your continued support.

Spring Winemakers Dinner 


August 30, 2018

Harvest Dinner Celebration



Previous Pop Up Dinners

Febuary 14, 2018

The Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing Dinner will feature:

Colorado beef rolled with herbed farce, scallion risole, butternut risotto croquette and peppercorn demi - 2015 Chateau Joinin Bordeaux and 2015 Colterris Malbec

WCCC "backyard" winter lettuces with beet sherbet, citrus vanilla, au sec clementine and crostini - 2016 Piattelli Torrontes and 2015 Plum Creek Palisade Festival

Norwegian "super green" salmon, celery root puree, butter braised spinach, veal jus and forest mushrooms - 2015 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris and 2016 Meiomi Pinot Noir

Assorted chocolate truffles


December 2017

Holiday Wine maker’s dinner – wines donated by Carlson Vineyards

Smoked trout canapés and savory Red bird chicken and curried spinach Napoleons - Carlson Vineyards 2015 Laughing Cat Gewürztraminer

Five bites of rabbit:  scrapple, confit, poached loin roulade buttermilk fried liver and kidney rissole, “WCCC Backyard” baby lettuces, currant jelly, Pink Lady apple salad and Cab Franc reduction - Carlson Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Franc

Colorado Beef flat iron steak “en sous vide”, crispy pecan crusted pumpkin dumpling, Brussel’s, fennel roasted carrots, scallions, and blackberry-peppercorn jus - Carlson Vineyards 2015 Calico

Cherry infused opera cake - Carlson Vineyards Cherry Wine


October 2017

Harvest Dinner Celebration - wines donated by Whitewater Hill Winery

Hand crafted angel hair pasta with mussels and clams, Field to Fork tomato fondue, pickled wild mushrooms, Green Junction Arugula and Whitewater Hill white fumet. Paired with Whitewater Hill 2016 Viognier

Blaine's Farmacy and "WCCC Backyard" salad greens with Green Junction acorn squash, toasted pecans, cranberry vinaigrette and feta. Paired with Whitewater Hill 2016 Rose

Garlic studded Roan Creek Ranch pork roast with "WCCC Backyard" thyme and rosemary, roasted Colorado fingerling potatoes, Green Junction butternut with butter and brown sugar, and spaghetti, Whitewater Hill Chambourcin pan sauce and Green Junction braised greens. Paired with Whitewater Hill 2016 Chambourcin

Deborah's chocolate truffles. Paired with Whitewater Hill Ruby Classico IV Port



Thank you for supporting the Viticulture and Enology and Culinary Arts Programs by attending our wine dinners.  The proceeds will be benefiting the scholarship funds for each of the programs.