Weekday Planner: Tequila Dinner at Antique Taco, Enrica Rocca at RPM Italian, Devon Seafood Grill Whiskey, Around the World Wine Tasting

From tequila to whiskey and wine, this week's roster of events is jam-packed with booze. Here's our picks:

Tequila Dinner at Antique Taco

Tequila aptly takes the stage for a special dinner at Antique Taco on November 11. Taking place at 6:30 p.m. in the restaurant's upstairs Guest Room, the event features Casamigos tequila for a Dia De Los Muertos-themed affair with three food courses and cocktail pairings. The menu starts with a paloma salad with Little Gem lettuce, grapefruit, spicy pepitas, queso de Cabra, and smokey vinaigrette, paired with a Blackberry Rosa cocktail. Next is short rib tamale with warm tomatillo salsa, fresh queso, and pickled onion, along with a market mushroom fajita, local pepper, onion, arugula, and queso. Pumpkin margaritas round out the second course. For dessert, it's tres leches with apple jam and ancho, adjoined by an Anejo Old Fashioned. Tickets are $40

Enrica Rocca at RPM Italian

Enrica Rocca is the guest of honor at RPM Italian on November 10, in town to showcase her esteemed cookbook, Venice on a Plate... but what a Plate! She's working with RPM chef José Arevalos for the evening, which starts at 6:30 p.m. and features a dinner inspired by her cookbook. The multi-course, wine-paired menu will include such dishes as grilled sepia, mushroom risotto, braised pork shank, and panna cotta. The cost for the dinner is $125 per person, and tickets can be acquired by calling 312-955-1413 or emailing rpmitalianparties@leye.com. 


Antique Taco
Antique Taco

Whiskey Tasting at Devon Seafood Grill

Whiskey is the order of the day at Devon Seafood Grill, which is poised to host a special tasting event November 10 at 6:00 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to savor and sip their way through a variety of local and regional whiskeys, paired with a selection of appetizers. Whiskeys on the roster include Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon 12 Year, Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey, Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon, and Koval Four Grain Whiskey. Appetizers will feature items like corn fritters, grilled goat cheese and bacon sandwiches, and beef satay. For guests who stay after the event for dinner, they've receive $25 off their purchase of $75 or more. Tickets for the whiskey tasting are $45 per person. Snag yours by calling the restaurant. 

White Oak Tavern & Inn's "Around the World" Wine Tasting

If tequila and whiskey aren't your thing this week, head to White Oak Tavern & Inn for a globally inspired wine tasting on November 12. In honor of the restaurant's recently broadened wine program, under the direction of beverage director Michael Pickering, the restaurant will be showcasing varietals from destinations like France, Spain, Australia, and the U.S. Along with a lineup of wines, an appetizer buffet will be on hand to match, loaded with items like crispy pork, smoked trout bruschetta, duck liver mousse, and a local cheese board. The event runs from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and the cost is $25 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant. 


- Matt Kirouac