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The men and women behind the region’s top eateries will present Great Chefs 2013, featuring epicurean delights and wines, March 1 at the Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y.

The event will honor chef Angelo Vivolo and feature pastry chef Lisa Maronian who, along with other participating chefs, will set the evening’s menu. Proceeds benefit Community Health at Greenwich Hospital.

Tinto Bar & Tapas, formerly Meigas, opened its doors in November to the emerging Wall Street neighborhood in Norwalk. In its latest incarnation, chef and owner Carlos Hernandez offers more seating with a new 35-seat bar and less pretense with a revitalized menu of tapas and cocktails at a lower price point than the former operation.

COTTO Wine Bar and Pizzaria, formerly Toppo, opened in December in downtown Stamford. Claudio and Silvy Ridolfi, whose background includes running multiple restaurants around Rome, will work with chef Greg Depelteau to present their Italian offerings. COTTO seats 70 guests and features more than 200 wine labels.

Wine, Women & Wisdom, a ladies’ evening featuring wine, food and speakers devoted to women’s topics, will come to the Westport Inn Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Speakers include author Lee Woodruff of the best-seller “In an Instant,” and Dr. Emre Seli of the Yale Fertility Center and Reproductive Endocrinology practice. A portion of the proceeds will support the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Stand for the Troops.

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