From the events hopper: Paul Virant’s book The Preservation Kitchen comes out in April, and we’ll surely cover it more extensively closer to when you can actually buy it, but in the meantime, Vie in Western Springs planned an event to mark the occasion on April 2nd… which promptly sold out. Now they’ve added a second night, on Wednesday April 4th. For $125, you get a signed copy of the book, a five-course dinner based on recipes from the book, wine pairings and… a jar of Virant’s housemade jam. And a portion of the proceeds will go to the DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund. Call 708-246-2082 to snag your spot now.
Stuck in the Loop right after work? Rhapsody has some specials worth checking out. There will be a Chardonnay Showcase wine event on March 14th from 5:30 to 7:30; $20 gets you tastings during the event and if you stay for dinner afterwards, dessert is on the house. And Mondays and Wednesdays, they do “Rush Hour at Rhapsody”— on Mondays, $10 gets you a burger and a seasonal draft beer; on Wednesdays there are $5 Bites and $5 specialty cocktails.