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Todd Stein's Risotto Class; Lure Izakaya Opening; Carmine's Wine Dinner; Fritz's Donuts at Ian's Pizza

DOWNTOWN—This Saturday, Florentine exec chef Todd Stein will lead a risotto-making class. The $50 class on March 5 includes hands-on instruction, welcome prosecco and apps and a three-course meal featuring all the dishes demonstrated. Call 312-660-8866 to reserve your spot. [EaterWire]

CHINATOWN—Chefs Eric Aubriot and Kee Chan will open Lure Izakaya Pub in Chan's former Mulan space this Friday. The menu will focus on Japanese seafood. [The Stew]

GOLD COAST—Need last-minute dinner plans that involve wine? Hit Carmine's tonight for a $85 five-course Rodney Strong wine dinner hosted by Wirtz Beverage. There are only a handful or so spots left so call 312-988-7676. Reception at 6:30; dinner at 7. Price includes tax and tip. [EaterWire]

WRIGLEYVILLE—On Thursday, Ian's Pizza hosts a vegan night and Fritz Pastry will be offering their vegan donuts topped with "marshmallow" dandies made by Chicago Soy Dairy. [EaterWire]

The Florentine [Photo: Stephen Johnson/The Florentine]