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Socca chef Roger Herring hosts a four-course farm dinner tonight with help from Green Acres Farms and Mick Klug. Appetizers and cocktails will be served at 6 PM, followed by dinner at 7. The main course includes whole smoked chicken, porchetta, and brook trout. 6 PM, Socca, 3301 N. Clark, 773-248-1155, $85.

The fourth annual Taste of the Gold Coast takes place tonight in the Ballroom at the Sofitel Chicago. The event features more than 15 restaurants, such as Saloon Steakhouse and Carmine’s. There will also be live music and a silent auction. 6-9 PM, The Ballroom, Sofitel Chicago, 20 E Chestnut, $75-$250.