Tasting Table Chicago 1/24/13

Weekend Menu

Thursday, 1/24 6 p.m., $10

Souped Up

Benton House, a nonprofit food pantry and community garden benefiting the Bridgeport community, is hosting a soup kitchen fund-raising event in association with The Chicagoist. Chefs from Vera, Allium, Pleasant House Bakery and Nightwood have signed on to participate, among others. Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten St.; 773-927-6420 or bentonhouse.org <http://www.bentonhouse.org>

Friday, 1/25 5:30 p.m., Free

Great Scot

Celebrate the birth of Scotland's favorite son, poet Robert Burns, and indulge in traditional Scottish fare and Scotch at the Four Season's Allium. London-based distributor Diageo--whose brands include classic staple Johnnie Walker along with rarer labels, such as the Isle of Skye's only distillery, Talisker--will have its master of whisky on hand. Allium, 120 E. Delaware Place; 312-799-4900 or alliumchicago.com <http://alliumchicago.com>

Monday, 1/28

Spooning Support

Nightwood chef Jason Vincent takes over the kitchen of Embeya on Monday night with bowls of walleye broth (made with fish dumplings, crispy carrot, foie gras jelly and coriander; $9) in tow. It's the launch of Embeya's new twice-monthly soup benefit, with $2 from each bowl donated to Green City Market. Embeya, 564 W. Randolph St.; 312-612-5640 or embeya.com <http://embeya.com>

Monday, 1/28 8 p.m., $25

Snack Sidekicks

Chef Ryan Poli's guest-chef fund-raising series Amigos de Pintxo  has returned to Barcito for a second year of all-star collaborations. Next week, chef Sean Brock, of Charleston's acclaimed McCrady's and Husk, is in town to put his Southern spin on classic Spanish pintxos, available for one night only. Barcito, 151 W. Erie St.; 312-274-1111 or standandeat.com <http://standandeat.com>