Updated: January 25, 2013 10:16PM
City Winery Chicago,
1200 W. Randolph
Learn about wine glasses during a seminar and tasting with Maximilian Riedel, co-owner of Riedel Crystal, at 7 p.m. Nov. 29. The $110 fee includes the company’s three-piece Vinum XL Tasting glass set (XL Cabernet Sauvignon, XL Syrah, XL Pinot Noir). Register at citywinery.com/chicago/tickets/riedel-and-tasting-with-maximilian .
The Dining Room
900 N. North Branch
The next Dining Room Wine Dinner Series will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 6; $45. The four-course dinner and wine pairings include roast loin of venison, braised winter greens and pumpkin agre doux partnered with 2009 Gaja Ca’Marcanda “Promis.” Call (312) 752-2328; kendall.edu/news-and-events .
330 E. Randolph
Maison and Baconfest Chicago will host their second Satellite Dinner featuring Nueseke Applewood smoked meats, Templeton Rye and Candid Wines beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 3; $80. Chef Perry Hendrix’s dishes, served communal-style, include bacon-wrapped trout with marinated lentils, creme fraiche and pickled shallot as well as garlic sausage and braised bacon with Riesling-braised cabbage and apple. Tickets can be purchased, by Dec. 1, at (312) 241-1540.
Niche, 14 S. Third, Geneva
It’s candlelight-only when chef Serena Perdue prepares a four-course dinner paired with wines selected by sommelier Vince Balistreri. It will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 13; $100; $75, without pairings. Call (630) 262-1000; nichegeneva.com .
Denise I. O’Neal