Chicago's Best Dining Deals & Events: Pizza Party, Cupcake Flights

Culinary fun for the last week of February
February 23, 2015
by Sarah Freeman

Monday, February 23

Boka's chef Lee Wolen is the latest to join chefs Kurt Guzowski and Thomas Rice at TÊTE Charcuterie for their Choucroute dinner, a family-style feast made from a whole locally sourced pig. Tickets are $65 per person and include food and wines by Candid Wines.

Tuesday, February 24

Roll up your sleeves for The Winchester's new monthly pasta-making series. Learn how to make linguine with wild mushroom, winter spinach, egg yolk and Parmesan broth while sipping on Cosimo Maria Masini Sincero, a biodynamic red wine from Tuscany. Class is in session at 6 PM and costs $30 per person with one glass of wine or $35 per person with a half bottle.

Wednesday, February 25

Some pair wine with cheese, while others prefer chocolate, but at D.O.C. Wine Bar, sommeliers are pairing four glasses of wine with four cupcakes for $25.

Thursday, February 26

Masa Azul flexes its tequila muscles five bottles of rare Don Fulano (blanco, 100-proof blanco, reposado, anejo and five-year imperial) during a four-course dinner. The meal, which includes cocktail pairings, starts at 7 PM and costs $50. Reserve a seat by calling 773-687-0300.

Friday, February 27

After five years, Sable Kitchen & Bar’s executive chef Heather Terhune departs the River North restaurant. Celebrate her last night of service before she departs to open BDK at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco in San Francisco.

Saturday, February 28

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar teams up with Half Acre Brewery to host a no-kids-allowed pizza party. Get your hands dirty at this interactive cooking class that starts with dough made with Half Acre’s Daisy Cutter and ends with a custom pie accompanied by three Half Acre beers. The event costs $30 and starts at 3:30 PM.

Sunday, March 1

Meat master LouisJohn Slagel heads to White Oak Tavern for a multicourse dinner featuring meats raised on his family farm. Dine on crispy pork ribs, white soy-citrus glaze and pickled fennel for $90 (6 PM; $30 extra for drink pairings).

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