What's Happening This Week: A Japanese Holiday Special; Swedish Glögg & Julbord

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$25 Holiday Special Akariba Through December This more than $50 value includes a half dozen fresh market oysters; a choice of donburi (jidori chicken, grilled salmon, or Kakiage-style tempura) served with soup; a homemade dessert; and choice of beer, sake, wine, or cocktail -- all for the bargain price of $25. The special is available through the 30th.

Glögg and Julbord Aquavit Christmas Eve Throughout the month of December, warm up the Swedish way with a steaming cup of glögg. Then, on Christmas Eve, enjoy the bountiful spread that is Julbord, which includes various pickled herrings, kippers, rullmops, lutfisk, gravlax, Swedish meatballs, and much more, all for $65 per person. It comes with glögg, a Danish Mary, or Carlsberg beer.

Culinary Cruise Adventure With 'inoteca's Jason Denton Italy and Croatia August 13-20 Set sail with Jason Denton of the 'ino restaurants on the luxury Silver Spirit ship next summer. Tickets start at $5,393 per person and include round-trip airfare, three excursion tours, and a private cooking demo with the chef, as well as all drinks. You'll hit Venice, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Taormina, Sorrento, and Rome. Make your reservation now.

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