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Tastings Around Town

Table fifty-two , 52 W. Elm

Chef Art Smith welcomes father and son team Norman & Justin Van Aken, authors of My Key West Kitchen, for a dinner combining recipes from their book (which will be available for purchase) with some of Chef Smith’s favorite dishes at 6 p.m. Nov. 7; $75, includes drink pairings. Call (708) 383-7543; tablefifty-two.com .

Quartino Ristorante,
626 N. State

Executive Chef John Coletta puts together a dinner centered around Five Rivers wines beginning at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31; $20. Vintages include Five Rivers Cabernet Sauvignon and Five Rivers Chardonnay. Call (312) 698-5000; quartinochicago.com .

Benny’s Chop House,
444 N. Wabash

The restaurant hosts a North Shore Distillery party that includes a complimentary cocktail tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Admission is free. Call (312) 626-2444.

Volo Restaurant and Wine Bar, 2008 W. Roscoe

A fall wine tasting will be from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3; $25. Call (773) 348-4600; volorestaurant.com .

Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton

The Special Olympics Young Professional Board’s Second Annual Thanks-For-Giving Wine & Tequila tasting will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8; $45; $50 at the door. Proceeds benefit Special Olympic athletes. Call (773) 278-2178.

Nia,
803 W. Randolph

The restaurant hosts a wine soiree beginning at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8; $25. Chef/owner Nia Asimis pairs wines with seasonal selections, artisan cheeses and meats. Call (312) 226-3110; niarestaurant.com .

Denise I. O’Neal



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