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Tastings Around Town

Updated: October 13, 2012 6:03AM

Millennium Park,
201 E. Randolph

More than 150 Chicago restaurants will be represented during Bon Appetit’s Chicago Gourmet 2012 event Sept. 28-30. Participants include Filini Bar and Grill; NoMi; Tavern on Rush; Spiaggia; Moto; the Purple Pig and C-House. A Grand Cru wine tasting takes place from 2-4 p.m. both days.

The weekend event kicks off with a Hamburger Hop from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 on the rooftop of the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph; $89. Event hours are noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 29; noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 30. General admission tickets are $159; $265, two-day pass. Special event tickets are additional. Visit

HB Home Bistro,
3404 N. Halsted

Join Chef Joncarl Lachman for an Albert Bichot wine dinner of pairings with the vineyard’s burgundies from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept 17; $90 or $85 for WineStyles club members. Call (773) 549-2227.

Quince Restaurant,
1625 Hinman, Evanston

A Pinot Noir dinner, featuring vintages from Le Cadeau Vineyard in Oregon, will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13; $90.

Courses include squab with bacon, butterscotch, oregano, and beans paired with 2009 Merci. Call (847) 570-8419;

D.O.C. Wine Bar,
2602 N. Clark

Cupcake and wine night begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 12; $25, includes a flight of four new premium wines paired with gourmet cupcakes from Molly’s Cupcakes Chicago. (773) 883-5101; docwinebarchicago.

Denise I. O’Neal

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