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Tastings Around Town

Updated: April 7, 2013 6:03AM

Mon Ami Gabi,
260 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook

A five-course Palm Bay Champagne dinner will kick off at 6 p.m. March 12; $75. Dishes include small sea bass with vegetable gratin and Champagne sauce. (630) 472-1900.

City Winery,
1200 W. Randolph

More than 60 wine producers from Oregon’s Willamette Valley participate in the Pinot in the City wine tasting, which will begin at 6 p.m. March 7; $65. Visit

Sepia, 135 N. Jefferson

Chef Andrew Zimmerman will collaborate with visiting chef Gerard Craft of St Louis for the Modern Midwest five-course dinner — paired with wines — featuring the best seasonal products from the region, at 6 p.m. March 12; $115. Courses include Chef Craft’s pork belly with preserved trout sauce, honey-radish puree, sorrel and hazelnut with 2007 Savennieres Bel Ouvrage Damien Laureau and Zimmerman’s seared scallop, English pea custard, bacon dashi, almond and pea tendrils with 2010 Couloir Pinot Noir Roma’s Vineyard, Anderson Valley. Reservations can be made at (312) 441-1920.

Paris Club, 59 W. Hubbard

A complimentary Mauritson Estate Wine Tasting will be from 5 to 8 p.m. March 11. Call (312) 595-0800.

Epic, 112 W. Hubbard

Chef Mark Pollard’s four-course March beer menu, available through March 30, includes a selection of beer-braised wild boar, farro, bacon, Swiss chard and natural jus, $48; $70 with wine pairings. Call (312) 222-4940.

Denise I. O’Neal

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