Tastings around town
June 19, 2012 9:55AM
Updated: July 21, 2012 6:01AM
Frankie’s Scaloppine, 900 N. Michigan, 5th level
Nick Nichols of Nichols Farm & Orchard joins chef Jose Aguilar for a white wine and food tasting celebrating the summer farmer’s market season 6 to 8 p.m. June 20; $30. Wines include Frankie’s own prosecco and Pinot Grigio. Call (312) 266-2500; frankieschicago.com.
4747 N. Lincoln
Wine director Diana Hamann hosts “The Wine Goddess Presents: The Oregon Wine Trail” at 7 p.m. June 28; $60. The evening includes a discussion on why the state is perfect for producing Pinot Noir. Visit thechoppingblock.net.
298 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook
Executive Chef John Clancy and master sommelier Joseph Spellman present a four-course Justin Vineyard wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 22; $80. Pairings include macadamia nut-crusted Alaskan halibut in a citrus buerre blanc sauce, saffron rice pilaf and grilled asparagus served with a Justin Chardonnay. Call (630) 908-4028.
400 N. Michigan
A wine tasting and architectural tour along the Chicago River will begin at 5:45 p.m. June 27; $59. During the two-hour excursion, Kafka wines accompanied by Italian dishes from Buca di Beppo will be served.
1300 Palatine, 112 S. Washington, Hinsdale
Napa Valley’s Franciscan Estates Winery is the focus of a five-course wine dinner at 7 p.m. June 27; $85. Winemaker Janet Myers will be on hand. Call (630) 323-9257; or visit zaksplace.com.