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Updated: November 6, 2012 10:04AM



Spiaggia, 980 N. Michigan

The inaugural Spiaggia Sommelier Smackdown, hosted by house sommelier Jason Carlen with guest master sommelier Alpana Singh — owner of The Boarding House — will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14; $195.

Participants include Chad Ellegood (NoMi), Aaron Sherman (Girl and the Goat), Dan Pilkey (Hilton Worldwide) and Arthur Hon (Sepia). A $50 donation from each ticket will be donated to the Cancer Research Foundation. For reservations, call (312) 280-2750; email jcarlen@levyrestaurants.com.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago

The Food & Wine Chef Showcase will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Participants include Stephanie Izard (Girl and the Goat), Graham Elliot Bowles (Grahamwich, g.e.b), Art Smith (Table fifty-two) and Bruce Sherman (North Pond). Tickets are $110; $125, at the door. Visit foodandwine.com/chicago .

Trattoria Trullo,
4767 N. Lincoln

Sample food and wine from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 14; $30. Reservations required. Call (773) 506-0093; trat toriatrullo.com .

Wildfire Chicago,
159 W. Erie

A five-course dinner paired with wines from the William Hill Estate will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13; $80. Call (773) 398-6960; wild firerestaurant.com/chicago .

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!,
2024 N. Halsted

Chef Carlos Palomar’s “Evening in Madrid” dinner will begin at 8 p.m. Nov. 13; $40. Call (773) 935-5000; cafebabareeba.com .

Denise I. O’Neal



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