Art-inspired cuisine, a pig roast, African flavors, and more.
A luncheon celebrating the flavors of Africa is held at Sikia, the training restaurant for the Washburne Culinary Institute housed in Kennedy-King College. Main courses are wild salmon charmoula with couscous and raisins, and West African goat and ground nut stew with coarse grits; the meal is served with South African wines. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708-383-7543. Noon, 740 W. 63rd, $52.
A pig roast, held at Goose Island's brewing facilities to benefit Slow Food Chicago, features pork prepared by chefs including Jared Wentworth (Longman & Eagle), Rob Leavitt (Mado), and David Carrier (Kith & Kin) along with vegetarian options and dessert from Angel Food Bakery’s Stephanie Samuels. Admission includes a beer glass and a tour of the Goose Island brewing facilities. Purchase tickets on-line. 2-5 PM, 1800 W. Fulton, $60.
Festival di Napoli Due, a celebration of art, wine, and pizza at Spacca Napoli, gets going with a reception with local artist Ginny Sykes, whose work decorates the restaurant space. Dinner at 6:45 PM is accompanied by a wine talk from sommelier Robert Scarola; pizzas include bufalina, puttanesca, and Gorgonzola, all paired with Pugliese wines. To RSVP, email email@example.com or call 847-571-1499. 6 PM, 1769 W. Sunnyside, $69.50.