Weekend Planner: Rosé Receptions, Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo, and Food and Wine Workshop at Intro

Rosé Receptions at The Bedford

’Tis the season of rosé, and The Bedford is rising to the occasion with a series of monthly rosé receptions, beginning June 17. Hosted in the subterranean restaurant’s Vault room, the receptions will henceforth take place the first Friday of each month through summer. Each event, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., is a complimentary rosé tasting, with the inaugural event featuring samples from Heritage Wine Cellars. 


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Sauza Tequila Dinner at Cantina Laredo 

If tequila is more your summer style, head to Cantina Laredo for a special dinner on June 18. Hosted by country music singer and brand ambassador Andy Velo, the dinner features Sauza tequila cocktails along with a four-course meal crafted by chef Hector Rivera. It all starts with a cocktail reception at 7:00 p.m., followed by seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. The food to be served includes salmon tapas, watermelon jicama salad, choice of filet tacos or halibut, and coconut pecan ice cream. Meanwhile, matching cocktails include a pineapple margarita, raspberry cosmo ‘rita, and black barrel old fashioned. The cost for dinner is $49.99 per person and reservations can be made by calling Cantina Laredo. 

Food and Wine Workshop at Intro

Esteemed wine personality Trish Rogers will be in attendance at Intro on June 18 for a special food and wine workshop at 1:30 p.m. Dubbed Zing! Food and Wine Togetherness, the event features three dishes by executive chef Stephen Gillanders matched with three wines. Altogether, the event will exhibit a special method of food and wine pairing through proven chemistry techniques. Attendees will also get a signed copy of Rogers’ book, The Zing! Thing: Fearless Food And Wine Together. The cost is $68 per person and reservations can be made by calling Intro or emailing introchicago@leye.com. 

- Matt Kirouac