Updated: July 7, 2012 8:02AM
Agio Italian Bistro, 64 S. Northwest Hwy., Palatine
Pat Kelly of Caymus Collection talks about selections chosen for Chef Dan Mullen’s four-course wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 18; $90. Pairings include braised veal cheek, celery root puree, baby vegetables and St. Agur cheese with 2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon. Call (847) 991-2150.
Gioco, 1312 S. Wabash
Chef Gaetano Ascione taks guests to Italy’s Marche region with a dinner built around selections from Domodimonti Winery. The event kicks off with a cocktail hour at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8. June 14; $75. Call (312) 939-3870; giocorestaurant.com.
Walnut Room at Macy’s, 111 N. State, 7th Floor
Lynfred Winery is the selection for Corporate Executive Chef Tim Scott and Art Lorenz’ inaugural Walnut Room wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 7; $78. Featured pairings include seared sea scallop with sunchoke puree and blood orange sauce served with Lynfred Chardonnay 2010. Call (312) 781-3139.
Wildfire Oakbrook, 232 Oakbrook Center,
Laguintas beer is the highlight of a five-course beer dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 11; $45. Call (773) 398-6960; wildfirerestaurant.com.
The Redhead Piano Bar,
16 W. Ontario
Sample wine flights paired with snacks during “Wines for a Summer Dinner Party” at 6:30 p.m. June 20; $15. Varieties include Mionetto Il Prosecco D.O.C., Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc, Ferrari-Carano-Bella Luce; Domain Chandon Pinot Noir and a surprise from the owner’s private cellar. Call (312) 640-1000; theredheadpianobar.com.