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Thursday, April 7, 2011

This Week's Food and Drink Events

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Fruit trees, spring onions, an afternoon tea, and more.

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Julius Meinl inaugurates Thursday tea service—every week from here on out—with an Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea, a family-friendly party with European treats like scones with lemon curd and Devonshire cream, chocolate candies with tea-infused ganache, “bread and butterflies,” petits fours, and “the Queen of Hearts’s tarts.” RSVP requested. 4 PM, Julius Meinl, 3601 N. Southport, 773-868-1857, $25, $17 kids under 13.

The Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce’s annual wine stroll is divided into two neighborhood routes, each with seven venues serving wine and hors d’oeuvres: the “grape” route includes Fine Wine Brokers, Pizza D.O.C., and Prix Fixe, the “vine” route covers Provenance Food & Wine, the Grafton, and Cafe Selmarie; you can take both routes for a $20 up-charge. The walk begins at Planet Access (4727 N. Lincoln), where participants get a map and a wine glass. 7-9:30 PM, 773-728-3890, $40.

Today’s Slow Food Chicago-sponsored fruit tree grafting workshop includes guidance on the best kinds of fruit trees and berry plants to grow locally, plus lessons on grafting and pruning. Bring a thin, sharp knife; rootstock for pear, apple, and quince trees is available for purchase at $4 each. 1-5 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, 773-755-5100, $35.

“The wondrous pig” is the theme of tonight’s installment of Hugh Amano’s BYO Food on the Dole Salon, a communal dinner series. The menu’s not released beforehand; neither is the location. RSVP for details. 5 PM,, $50.

Each month, deli and catering company City Provisions hosts a multi-course supper club with a seasonal bent. Tonight a finger-food-themed meal at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (a beneficiary of some of the event’s proceeds) comes paired with cocktails made with liquor from Wisconsin-based Death’s Door Spirits. Reservations required. 6 PM, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, 773-293-2489, $100.

Pork belly bao, Peking duck, and a roast whole suckling pig are on the menu at this celebration of the 17th anniversary of Wrigleyville restaurant Chen’s; other selections include maki, fried rice, cream cheese wontons, and Coca-Cola chicken wings. The occasion doubles as a fund-raiser for relief efforts in Japan. 6:30-9:30 PM, Chen’s, 3506 N. Clark, 773-549-1280, $50 suggested donation.

Vie chef Paul Virant celebrates spring with a six-course ramp dinner built around one of the season’s earliest harbingers. A 6:30 PM reception includes ramp gougeres and arancini with ramp pesto; the dinner that follows at 7 features the allium with rabbit paté, in kraut with prosciutto-wrapped salmon, in a broth with pork confit ravioli, and mixed with marrow in poached dumplings. Dessert is a cheese course with goat’s milk cheese, ramp marmalade, apricot-almond mincemeat, and whole-wheat crackers. Wine pairings are an additional $20. 6:30 PM, Vie, 4471 Lawn, Western Springs, 708-246-2082,, $80.

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