Dining events: Tuscany plates pasta flights in October

Tuscany's pasta flights

Tuscany serves up pasta flights - three pastas as one entree, available Sunday through Friday until Monday, Oct. 31. Pastas are: fettuccine boscaiola, fettuccine tossed in wild mushroom sauce, truffle oil and shaved parmigiana; raviolacci di brasato, jumbo ravioli with braised beef short ribs, brown butter beef demi sauce and fresh herbs; and ziti al salmone, penne-like noodles with smoked salmon, peas, vodka cream sauce and parsley bread crumbs. It's $20 for the pasta flight. Add $12.50 for paired wines. Tuscany has suburban locations at 1415 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, (630) 990-1993, and 550 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 465-9988.

Tuscany's raviolacci di brasato - jumbo ravioli with braised beef short ribs, brown butter beef demi sauce and fresh herbs - is part of the pasta flight. Courtesy of Tuscany Italian Restaurants

Mon Ami Gabi's cancan shows

Shake it at Mon Ami Gabi's interactive dinner performance beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17. Dancers will perform a traditional French dance while diners order from the a la carte dinner menu. Guests can participate in some dances and the evening concludes with a dance lesson. Some full bottles of wine are half-priced on Mondays. $20 cover. Mon Ami Gabi is at 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. (630) 472-1900 or

The Capital Grille's Wagyu and wine

Now through Nov. 20, get a gourmet burger paired with wine for $25. Choose from one of three Wagyu burgers: the Wagyu Cheeseburger with Fried Egg and Crisp Onions; a wild mushroom Wagyu cheeseburger with 15-Year aged balsamic; and a caramelized onion Wagyu burger with Jarlsberg cheese. Sommelier Brian Phillips pairs your burger choice with a world-class red wine typically reserved for purchase only by the bottle. The Capital Grille has suburban locations at 87 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 627-9800, and 5340 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 671-8125.

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