What’s Happening This Week: A Winemaker Dinner & A Sake and Shochu Tasting


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Women & Wine Winemaker Dinner
Aroma Kitchen & Winebar
September 29

Join Alessia Antinori, of her family’s eponymous Tuscan winery, for a glimpse into life as a woman in the male-dominated world of Italian wine. The evening will feature five courses — including grilled octopus with polenta al nero and fire roasted peppers, Bruciato braised pork shank salad, and pici toscani with wild boar and porcini ragu and baked ricotta — paired with wines from the Guado al Tasso estate.

The Scandinavian Cookbook with Trine Hahnemann
Scandinavia House
September 29

Join author Trine Hahnemann for a discussion of her book, The Scandinavian Cookbook. More than just a collection of recipes, the book highlights innovations in Nordic cooking and food culture, and features colorful images by photographer Lars Ranek. The evening will start with a cooking demonstration by Hahnemann and Smorgas Chef’s Ari Nieminen.

Tasting of Sake & Shochu
EN Japanese Brasserie
September 30

EN Japanese Brasserie will host a sake and shochu tasting led by the restaurant’s sake sommelier, Takahiro Okada. More than 30 sakes and sochus, including offerings from Hakkai san, Biho, and Dassai (for sake), as well as Ikkomon, Beniikko, and Shiro (for sochu), will be paired with fresh tofu, ebi shinjo (deep-fried shrimp fritters), shira ae (asparagus with a tofu-and-sesame dressing), and yasai chips (Japanese root vegetable chips).