Looking to learn more about vino and how it pairs with food? Several Chicago restaurants offer prix-fixe wine dinners, often with the winemaker in attendance.

Wine dinners offer diners a chance to sample several wines, usually from one winemaker, paired with several courses for a set fee. Typically a representative from the winemaker is also on hand, making for an interactive evening. Reservations required. Here’s a sampling of restaurants that host wine dinners regularly.

RPM Italian
52 W. Illinois St., 312-222-1888
RPM Italian typically hosts wine dinners at least once a month in River North. “A Night in Venice” will be held Feb. 26 and will feature five courses, including seafood risotto and milk-fed braised veal with grilled polenta and wild mushroom ragu, accompanied by wine pairings. $85.