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Batali Bringing Taste of Babbo To Chicago; Sola Sticking Around Longer; More

Plus, GrubHub previews delivery-only fine dining; Travelle hosts first wine dinner Tuesday.

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Eataly Chicago

RIVER NORTH—Mario Batali will host a seven-course tasting menu (paired with Italian wines) of classic dishes from his New York restaurant Babbo on Sunday, April 19 at Baffo, the restaurant at the ground floor of Eataly. Dishes include vitello tonnato (veal carpaccio with shaved tuna, lemon aioli and chives), agnolotti del plin (prosciutto-filled agnolotti with grilled ramps and ramp puree) and agnello (leg of lamb with mint gremolata, English peas and lamb jus). Tickets, which are on sale now, range from $150 (for bar seating) to $275 (for the VIP Salon with an aperitivo and a signed copy of Batali's America - Farm To Table) and can be purchased here. [EaterWire]

NORTH CENTERSola isn't going away anytime soon despite earlier plans for it to close in April to make way for a new concept. A Facebook post indicates that the restaurant, formerly owned by Carol Wallack, will remain as is "at least through the summer" and "maybe even (into) early 2016." [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWNA former Hopleaf chef is working with GrubHub for what is being called the first delivery-only fine-dining restaurant in Chicago. Ben Sheagren's Hummingbird will makes its limited debut this weekend, and the menu, which you can read here, will focus on "Midwestern fare" that uses locally sourced ingredients. For this weekend, their hours are 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTHTravelle is partnering with Galerie Wines for the restaurant's first wine dinner this Tuesday, March 31. Chef Tim Graham will pair California wines with a four-course menu featuring two seafood courses, one venison course and dessert. Tickets are $79 per person (before tax and tip) and you can make reservations (be specific that you are reserving the wine dinner) via OpenTable or by calling 312-923-7705. [EaterWire]


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