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Article posted: 4/3/2013 6:00 AM

Have Benihana with your basketball

By Sara Hooker

Benihana's game day sushi platters
Treat your Final Four party to sushi platters from Benihana. A 16-inch platter costs $41 and includes two California rolls, one spicy tuna roll, a shrimp crunchy roll, one rainbow roll and one shrimp lover roll. Or try the 18-inch sushi nigiri platter with two California rolls, one spicy tuna roll, one shrimp crunchy roll, one rainbow roll, one dragon roll and 20 pieces of nigiri for $62. Order game day -- just give them a little notice. Benihana has locations in Lombard, Schaumburg and Wheeling. benihana.com.

Dinner with Dobby's
The first stop of Dobby's World-Wide Liquor's annual wine dinner tour is a four-course French dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at L'Eiffel Bistrot. The menu includes lobster and salmon mousse ravioli in lobster cream sauce; braised beef in Guinness served with carrots, bacon mushrooms and potatoes; arugula salad with St. Andre cheese and for dessert, pear Charlotte. Dinner and wine costs $59 (tax and tip included). Eiffel Bistrot is at 100 W. Higgins Road in the Arboretum of South Barrington. (847) 359-0400 or leiffelbistrot.com.

Singing Spavone
Tony Spavone will sing with your supper at a ChicaGourmets dinner at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7. The evening includes passed hors d'oeuvres and wine, followed by traditional Italian cuisine such as shrimp bocconcini, bow-tie pasta with vodka sauce, rigatoni pomadoro, piatto principale and homemade Italian pastries. New members welcome. $59 members; $69 nonmembers (tax and tip included). Reserve by April 5 at chicagourmets.org. Tony Spavone's Ristorante is at 266 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale. (630) 529-3154 or tonyspavones.net.

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