Treat yourself to a rip roaring good time this month by wining and dining at one of these fun events.


Identitá Golose Chicago at Eataly // October 7-8

Eataly seminar

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about pizza and pasta from top Italian and American chefs at Identitá Golose's prestigious international chefs' forum. If all you want to do is eat, you'll be able to taste four pizza and pasta dishes paired with Berlucchi Franciacorta at an evening dine-around. More serious cooks can take master classes with Monteverde's Sarah Grueneberg and several chefs who are flying in from Italy. Tickets are $75 per person and available for purchase on Eataly's website. 43 E Ohio St, 312-521-8700 ext. 468,


Women of Wine and Food at Cafe Spiaggia // October 16

Women of Wine 2016 Cafe Spiaggia

Celebrate women in wine with five of Chicago's top female sommeliers. Cafe Spiaggia's own Rachael Lowe will host, along with City Winery's Rachel Driver Speckan, Leña Brava's Leslie Larue Lamont, Monteverde's Hannah Grossman and Alinea's Sian Ferguson. These ladies will pair and pour Italian wines by female winemakers for a five-course meal at Cafe Spiaggia. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Lynn Safe Foundation. Tickets are $75, and can be purchased here. 6–9 pm, 980 N Michigan Ave, #2, 312-280-2750


Revolution Brewing at ETA // October 26

ETA Restaurant Chicken and DumplingsETA launches its new fall menu along with a new collaboration beer with Revolution Brewing called Zephyr. Revolution's brewmaster will be available all evening to interact with diners, suggest beer pairings and answer any questions about the mild and crisp brew with a delicate hoppy finish. Plus, for one night only, growlers of Zephyr will be 50% off. Diners are encouraged to make a reservation, but this isn't a ticketed event, so you may order off the a la carte menu. 455 N Park Dr, 312-840-6605


Andersonville Dessert Crawl // October 29

Candyality ChicagoTwo curated dessert routes, each featuring 11 sweet stops, will highlight local treats throughout the Andersonville neighborhood on the weekend proceeding Halloween. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and can be purchased in advance here, or $30 weekend of event (starting Friday, October 27). Selling to capacity in past years at 600 attendees, the Andersonville Dessert Crawl will also serve as a fundraiser for Edgewater’s Care for Real, with $1 from each ticket sale going to support the neighborhood food pantry. 2–5 pm, check in at Swedish American Museum, 5211 N Clark St