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Chicago Culinary Events

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Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Chicago. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Chicago. We've also got the latest Chicago Restaurant News and Wine Events.


March 19
III Forks executive chef Hans Aeschbacher hosts a five-course dinner featuring vino from Napa Valley's Duckhorn Vineyards on Monday, March 19, starting at 7 p.m. The menu will include dishes such as barbecue deviled egg, apple ginger salad, smoked Neuske duck breast, sliced sirloin heart, and white and dark chocolate mini molten cake. The cost is $125 per person. Reservations required. III Forks, 180 N. Field Blvd., Chicago, IL 60601, 312-938-4303.
April 5-8
Icelandic chef Georg Arnar Halldórsson and Baptiste & Bottle executive chef James Lintelmann team up for a culinary treat: the third annual Taste of Iceland series from April 5 to 8. The pop-up will feature essential Icelandic dishes such as confit Arctic char, cured cod, Icelandic free-range lamb, and Icelandic Provisions Skyr ice cream with a beetroot reduction, raspberries, crystallized white chocolate, and rye bread. The cost is $85 per guest. Reservations required. Baptiste & Bottle, 101 E. Erie. St., Chicago, IL 60611, 312-667-6793.


Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! offers $3 tapas and $1 pintxos Ongoing
On Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m.-midnight and nightly from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! attracts a crowd with $3 tapas (like spicy potatoes with tomato aïoli) and $1 pintxos (bite-size snacks). In addition, $3 Estrella Damm bottles are available all day. CafĂ© Ba-Ba-Reeba! , 2024 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-935-5000.
Every Tuesday, couples can have their steak and dance it off, too. Artango Bar & Steakhouse launches its "Two to Tango" dinner series, with a shared meal for $25 per person, plus a 7:30 p.m. tango lesson from Argentine instructors Hernan Prieto and Daniela Roig. The dinner, with selections from a para compartir (steak flight) to asado de pollo, can be ordered before or after the class. Artango Bar & Steakhouse, 4767 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625, 872-208-7441.
On Fridays, Le Bouchon in Bucktown offers $1 oysters in the bar area. Le Bouchon, 1958 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, 773-862-6600.

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