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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 .
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 .
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 .
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