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Nice Cream Co. releases its spring flavors, Vie offers an Earth Day dinner all week, Leslie Cooperband of Prairie Fruits Farm offers free samples of goat cheese at Pastoral, and more.
Local ice cream company Nice Cream releases its spring flavors—vanilla bean and lavender, cream cheese with carrot cake, pistachio and honey, and Earl Grey tea with shortbread—at a party at Green Grocer Chicago with free samples. a 6-8 PM, 1402 W. Grand, 312-624-9508, free.
The Culinary Historians of Chicago present Out of Ethiopia, a discussion of the culture and cuisine of Ethiopia with Almaz Yiginaw, chef-owner of the Ethiopian Diamond restaurants, and Mawi Asgedom, an author and educator. 10 AM-noon, Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark, 708-788-0338, $5.
Vie is offering a locally focused three-course Earth Day dinner this week (except Tuesday, when they’re hosting a separate prix fixe meal with mixologist Adam Seger): ramps and radishes; wood-grilled rainbow trout with home fries, bordeaux spinach, and fried rosemary gremolata; and whole-wheat crepes with poached rhubarb and goat-cheese mousse. a 4/19 and 4/21-4/23, 5-10 PM, Vie, 4471 Lawn, Western Springs, 708-246-2082, vierestaurant.com, $35, $50 with wine pairings, plus tax and tip.
Leslie Cooperband of Prairie Fruits Farm discusses her farmstead goat cheeses, including their history and how and why she makes them, and offers samples. 5:30-7 PM, Pastoral (in the Chicago French Market), 131 N. Clinton, 312-454-2200, free.
City Provisions hosts Dishes Inspired by Music, a themed version of its itinerant supper club: each of five courses will be inspired by a song and paired with a custom-brewed beer from Pipeworks Brewing (a brewery so new that it doesn’t have a location yet). It’s cohosted by Mac ’n’ Cheese Productions. 6:30-10 PM, 3320 N. Ravenswood, 773-293-2489, email@example.com, $65 (includes tax and tip).
Delilah’s is celebrating the week leading up to Whiskyfest with tasting events every night; tonight’s, with Koval owners Sonat Birnecker Hart and Robert Birnecker, features five white whiskies from the local distillery. Other events include tastings of whiskies from Heaven Hill, High West Whiskies, and Isle of Jura. 8 PM, 2771 N. Lincoln, 773-472-2771, free.