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Tastings Around Town

Updated: July 14, 2012 6:05AM



House of Blues,
329 N. Dearborn

The Red Cross’ “Flirting for Disaster” mixer will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 26. Admission $20 in advance; $30 at the door. Proceeds benefit the organization’s life-saving mission. Visit flirtingfordisaster.com.

Waterleaf Restaurant at College of DuPage Culinary & Hospitality Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

A four-course dinner paired with Chateau Montelena wines will be at 6:30 p.m. June 13; $75. Wine selections include a 2011 Chateau Montelena Riesling; 2009 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, and a 2009 Chateau Montelena Napa Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon. Call (630) 942-6881; waterleafres taurant.com.

Canta Napoli Pizza and Ristorante, 90 E. Busse Rd., Mount Prospect

Chef Maurizio Fonda celebrates the launch of his new menu with a wine tasting at 7 p.m. June 14; $20. Call (847) 670-1400; cantanapolipizza.com.

St. Michael Parish,
1633 N. Cleveland

The Chicago Craft Beer Festival is June 29-July 1. Music and beer — what’s not to like? Among the beers: Arcadia Ales, Hinterland, Brooklyn Brewery, Chicago’s Revolution Brewing. General addmision is $5, benefits St. Michael. Admission to the beer-tasting area only is $50, June 29; $35, June 30-July 1. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. June 29; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 30; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 1. Details: visit chicagoevents.com.

Bar Forza, 2476 N. Lincoln

The bar hosts a summer mixology class featuring cocktails and seasonal bites from 6 to 8 p.m. June 21; $25. Call (773) 248-7888; barforza.com.

Denise O’Neal



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