We're not the only ones with Italy on the brain. Two popular Dorchester restaurants are planning “trips” to Piedmont for their upcoming special dinners. Chris Coombs, chef-owner of the American dbar, is planning a four-course meal that will honor the Northern Italian region with wines to go with on Wednesday, February 6 (7 PM; $55 per person, excluding tax and gratuity; 617-265-4490).
Also on Wednesday, February 6, Tavolo, the casual Italian in Dorchester’s Peabody Square, will be preparing a three-course regional pasta tour (5-10 PM; $25 per person). The following Wednesday, February 13, enjoy a three-course “tour” of Tuscany at Tavolo - just in case you can't get to Piedmont ($25; 617-822-1918).