Tastings Around Town
January 18, 2013 6:26PM
Updated: February 24, 2013 6:03AM
Allium at the Four
Seasons, 120 E. Delaware
Sample complimentary scotch and Scottish fare during Robert Burns Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Special guest will be Kyle McHugh, master of Whiskey of Diageo brands, which includes Johnnie Walker. Visit www.alliumchicago.com .
Due Lire, Vino & Cucina, 4520 N. Lincoln
Chef Kevin Abshire hosts a Poliziano wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28; $85. Courses include braised short ribs with risotto parmigiano and red wine demi paired with Poliziano “In Violas” Merlot DOC Cortona 2007. Visit www.due-lire.com .
4882 N. Clark
A Trentino-Alto Adige wine dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31; $65. Call (773) 878-4882; www.cerestable.com .
Quince, 1625 Hinman, Evanston
Chef Andy Motto hosts a four-course Macallan Scotch dinner at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25; $75. Featured dishes will include venison with black trumpet mushroom, polenta and huckleberry with the Macallan 15 Year. Visit
Gibson’s, 1028 N. Rush
Margrit Mondavi, vice president of cultural affairs at Mondavi winery and wife of the late Napa Valley winemaker Robert Mondavi, signs her book, Margrit Mondavi’s Sketchbook, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31. The event includes a complimentary wine tasting. The book will be available for purchase for $35, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Vital Bridges Center through its Chefs in the City Culinary Series. Call (312) 266-8999.
Denise I. O’Neal