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Tastings Around Town

Updated: August 12, 2012 3:11PM



Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, 1028 N. Rush

Celebrate Silver Oak Cellars’ 40th anniversary with a special dinner at 6 p.m. July 10 at all three Gibson locations (Chicago, Oak Brook and Rosemont).

An array of main courses include citrus-cured Alaskan halibut with gooseberry vinaigrette, French breakfast radish and cucumber blossom paired with 2011 Twomey Sauvignon Blanc; seared King salmon with fresh chick peas, forest mushroom, golden beets, beet vinaigrette and tahoon cress with a 2009 Twomey Pinot Noir Anderson Valley; 6 points Berkshire pork tenderloin with coffee-cured pork belly, pickled cherry and Swiss chard with 2007 Twomey Merlot; Sonoma Valley rack of lamb with Szechuan peppercorn, 5 spice roasted plums, pomegranate ponzu and shiso partnered with 2008 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and Gibsons surf and turf paired with 2007 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

The cost is $225. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Visit gibsons steakhouse.com.

Vintages Fine Wines, 12 S. Dunton, Arlington Heights

The retailer host a seminar on American classic red wines at 7 p.m. July 18; $30. Reservations required. Call (847) 590-8655.

O’Donovan’s Pub, 2100 W. Irving Park

Enjoy red, white and blue cocktails from the pub’s Patriotic special menu from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. July 4. Food specials include grilled semi-boneless half chicken with grilled pineapple chutney, corn, potato salad and Peruvian-style rice, $9.95. Call (773) 478-2100.

Denise I. O’Neal



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