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Tastings Around Town

Updated: January 27, 2013 6:03AM

Pinstripes Bistro,
7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook

The 11th Annual Singles New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party and Dinner will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31; $79. Call (773) 929-6534.

Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton

Carnivale’s winter quarter classes kick off with Mojitos 101 at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16; $25. Call (312) 850-5005; carni-

Lockwood Restaurant, Palmer House Hilton,
17 E. Monroe

Joyful Bubbles is a regional wine journey featuring wines from around the world. Begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 10; $25. Reservations are required. Call (312) 917-3404;

House Red Vinoteca, 7403 W. Madison, Forest Park

A French-inspired wine dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 31; $75; $110 with wine pairings. Call (708) 771-7733; .

Fulton’s on the River,
315 N. LaSalle

The New Year’s Eve celebration includes glasses of Perrier-Jouet for $20. Food specials include Oysters Rockefeller for $3.50 apiece and a roasted half lobster stuffed with spiced crab and topped with bearnaise; $54.95. Call (312) 822-0100.

Due Lire, 4520 N. Lincoln

New Year’s Eve prix fixe dinner, available 5 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31; $50, add a bottle of Prosecco for $20. Courses include a choice of main courses: pear and ricotta cheese ravioli with veal ragu; pan-seared scallops with warm frisee, blood orange and fennel salad, or baby back ribs, napa cabbage, merguez sasusage, tomato stew. Call (773) 275-7878;

Denise I. O’Neal

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