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Tastings Around Town

Updated: July 28, 2012 6:01AM

Francesca’s Vicinato, 12960 S. LaGrange,
Palos Park

The Picnic Night Wine Dinner, a five-course, four-wine pairing, will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 28. It includes pasta stuffed with braised beef, carrots, celery and onions that will be topped with tomato basil and Parmesan cream sauce and served with a Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva; $50. Call (708) 671-1600;

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 25 E. Ohio

The steakhouse will host a Duckhorn wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 29; $99. Courses include prime rib eye with port shallot butter, forestiere vegetables and Yukon Gold smashed potatoes. It will be served with Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 2009. Call (312) 329-9463;

Tokio Pub, 1900 E.
Higgins, Schaumburg

The “Slinging with Sake” summer cocktail party will be at 6:30 p.m. June 28; $30. Specialty drinks include the sparkling raspberry float (Homer’s black raspberry sorbet with sparkling sake). Call (847) 278-5181;

Zest Bistro, 935 W.
Burlington, Downers Grove

The bistro will hold a Washington State wine class at 7 p.m. July 10; $10. Call (630) 969-9869;

Niche, 14 S. Third, Geneva

High West whiskey selections will complement Chef Serena Perdue’s three-course dinner at 6 p.m. July 3; $60. Cocktails include the Chuck Berry Sweet Little Sixteen Manhattan (High West Rocky Mountain rye that’s been aged 16 years; sweet vermouth; Niche bitters and High West Double Rye-infused Niche cherries). Call (630) 262-1000;

Denise I. O’Neal

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