In Good Taste
• Celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Lynn Sage Foundation's In Good Taste campaign brings together more than 160 of Chicago's and the suburbs' top restaurants and bars to support local breast cancer research Oct. 1-31. During that time, participating eateries will donate proceeds from select dishes, desserts and drinks to help find a cure for breast cancer. See lynnsagefoundation.org/in-good-taste/ for a list of participating restaurants.
• Through the month of October, Tuscany in Wheeling and Oak Brook are going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For each pink ribbon dish ordered, $1 will be donated to the Lynn Sage In Good Taste Campaign. Dishes include calamari fritti ($14), barbe rosse ($9, gluten-free), Napoli pizza ($14), ravioli pera ($18) and pollo Montecarlo ($23). Tuscany is at 1415 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, (630) 990-1993, and 550 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 465-9988. tuscanychicago.com/.
Brewmaster dinners return to Emmett's
Emmett's Brewmaster dinner series has returned in time to celebrate the flavors of fall. The first one takes place Thursday, Oct. 5, in West Dundee, when the chefs and brewers will talk about their pairings and give a brewery tour. The meal begins with pop rock shrimp paired with Saison before moving on to tomato-basil bisque paired with English Brown. Cleanse your palette with strawberry starburst sorbet before noshing on the entree of cocoa roasted beef tenderloin paired with coffee stout. End with Granny Smith apple cobbler paired with Belgian Tripel. The dinner costs $60; advanced reservations and payment are required. Upcoming dinners include Oct. 12 in Downers Grove, Oct. 19 in Palatine and Oct. 26 in Wheaton. Emmett's is located at 128 W. Main St., West Dundee, (847) 428-4500 or emmettsbrewingco.com/.
Taste of Lettuce Lincolnshire
Big Bowl and Wildfire join forces for the fifth annual Taste of Lettuce Lincolnshire at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. The four-course dinner at Wildfire Lincolnshire begins with Big Bowl's Singapore chili shrimp appetizer paired with a pomegranate tini. For the seated dinner at 7 p.m., Wildfire plates the main course of spiced rack of lamb paired with Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon '15. The dinner costs $65, tax and gratuity not included. Reservations are required; contact Tina or Samantha at (847) 279-7900. Wildfire Lincolnshire is at 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900 or wildfirerestaurant.com/lincolnshire/.