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Tastings Around Town

Updated: January 6, 2013 9:26AM

IL Poggiolo,
8 E. First St., Hinsdale

Chiara Adobati of Minu Imports will host a five-course dinner with wine pairings at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9; $80. Courses include braised wild boar ragu in a Chianti sauce with handmade tagliatelle served with Chianti Classico DOCG 2007. Call (630) 734-9400; .

Two, 1132 W. Grand

Are you ready for Pig ’n Beer Thursday? It will be a four-course dinner centered around Homestead Natural Pork’s heritage Hampshire pork and Revolution Brewery beers at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13; $75. Chef Tom Van Lente menu includes pork fat poached pork loin, pork belly stuffing and beer bacon gravy. A Hampshire hogs farmer and a representative from Revolution Brewery will be on hand. Call (312) 624-8363; .

Zed451, 739 N. Clark

Executive Pastry Chef Kate Milashus hosts a no-baking holiday dessert and creative cocktail class, featuring a spiced sangria and chai latte martini, at 2 p.m. Dec. 8; $20. Call (312) 266-6691; .

Alliance Francaise,
54 W. Chicago

US Armagnac ambassador Viktorija Todorovska discusses France’s oldest distilled brandy during Fete de l’Armagnac at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6; $15; $10, for members. Call (312) 337-1070;

676 N. St. Clair

Guests can enjoy lunch during Hart Davis Hart’s fine and rare wines auction Dec. 8; $75. Bidding begins at 9 a.m. For lunch reservations call (312) 482-9766. Visit .

Denise I. O’Neal

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