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Ikea's Julbord, a Christmas and winter beer tasting at Delilah's, the grand opening of the Dill Pickle Food Co-op, and more.
Carlyn Berghoff signs The Berghoff Cafe Cookbook, which includes 80 recipes for German-style comfort food from her family’s Chicago restaurant. The concept behind the book is “reuse, recycle, and reinvent,” meaning among other things that one dish might form the basis for several others. 6-7 PM, Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm, Winnetka, 847-446-8880.
Ikea’s Julbord is modeled after the traditional smorgasbord laid out in Sweden during the Christmas season. But rather than the traditional multicourse menu, Ikea’s offering all the dishes at the same time in a buffet that includes meatballs and lingonberries, smoked salmon with horseradish sauce, herring, and hard-boiled eggs with lumpfish roe or shrimp, plus desserts, glogg, and other beverages. 6-8:30 PM, Ikea, 750 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, 630-972-7900, and 1800 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, 847-969-9700, $15.99, $2.50 for kids under 13.
Vrai Amour hosts an "all-Michigan" tasting of beers from Bell's Brewery (Kalamazoo) and wines from Good Harbor Vineyards (Leland). 5:30 PM, 953 W. Webster, 773-549-9740, free.
Delilah’s hosts its 11th annual Christmas and Winter Beer Tasting, featuring more than 100 beers from around the world. Six vintages each of Anchor Christmas Ale, Sam Smith’s Winter Welcome, and Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale will be offered, as well as this year’s versions of Goose Island Christmas Ale, Three Floyds Alpha Claus Christmas Porter, and St. Freulian Noel. $20 gets you 20 tickets, each good for a 1.25-ounce sample. Noon-5 PM, Delilah’s, 2771 N. Lincoln, 773-472-2771.
Logan Square's new Dill Pickle Food Co-op opened for business last Saturday, but the grand opening celebration is today, starting with a "pickle parade" and continuing with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, speeches, and free samples from vendors and farmers. 1-8 PM, 3039 W. Fullerton, 773-252-2667, free.