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Thursday, March 10, 2011

This Week's Food and Drink Events

Posted By on 03.10.11 at 03:47 PM

Spirits from Mexico, cuisine from Peru, a foodie documentary from Wisconsin, and more.

A BYO mixer for beer geeks is the first in a series of brew-centric events sponsored by the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce; admission includes samples of beer from home brewing enthusiasts and local craft breweries. Lincoln Square home brew club Square Kegs will be there in hopes of attracting adherents to DIY beer. Preregistration is sold out, but tickets may be available at the door. 7-9:30 PM, Red Lion Lincoln Square, 4749 N. Rockwell, 773-654-1341, $10-$15.

Zocalo holds monthly tequila tastings featuring different distilleries’ versions of the Mexican spirit; tonight the maker is Riazul, and guests get sips of anejo, reposado, and silver varieties of tequila as well as two specialty cocktails. The event also includes passed appetizers, live Latin music, and a raffle. 6:30-9 PM, Zocalo, 358 W. Ontario, 312-302-9977, $20.

Held in a north-side restaurant that pays tribute to our farther-north neighbor—Will’s Northwoods Inn and Wisconsin, respectively—a party tonight raises funds for the forthcoming documentary Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club. As befits the theme, snacks include beer, cheese, relish, and ice cream drinks, and sports tickets are among the raffle prizes. The Old Fashioned trailer also gets its world premiere. 7:30-11:30 PM, Will’s Northwoods Inn, 3030 N. Racine, 773-528-4400, $15 suggested donation.

Sommelier Greg Sorrell leads guests through samples of eight Italian wines from Tenuta di Trinoro, Vietti, Allegrini, and other producers. Appetizers will be served alongside. 7-9 PM, D.O.C. Wine Bar, 2602 N. Clark, 773-883-5101, $35.

ChicaGourmets sponsors a Peruvian dinner served family-style, with dishes including stuffed avocado with chicken; marinated beef heart on skewers; chicken breast with eggs, peanut, milk, and cheese; and tres leches cake. 6:30 PM, Ay Ay Picante, 4569 N. Elston, 708-383-7543, $55.

Piedmont, Italy’s Travaglini Winery produced the wines that are paired tonight with a four-course meal by Piccolo Sogno chef Tony Priolo. The menu includes insalata de bresaola (air-dried beef with arugula and goat cheese) and strozzapreti (ricotta-spinach dumplings with butter, pine nuts, prosciutto, and Parmesan). Reservations required. 6:30 PM, Piccolo Sogno, 464 N. Halsted, 312-421-0077, $85.

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