This Week’s Food Events Include a Throwback Tasting Menu, Dessert and Sake Pairing, and a Bourbon Talk


10th Anniversary Signature Tasting Menu, Telepan, 72 West 69 Street, Monday through September 20

Telepan is going back in time — 2005 to be exact — and offering its signature three-course tasting menu for $45 in celebration of its upcoming 10th anniversary. Guests can also splurge for a four-course version for $55, with dishes including house-smoked brook trout, heritage pork, and fresh strawberry granita parfait available. Wine pairings are available for an additional fee and the restaurant’s regular a la carte menu will also available during the celebration.

New Kaiseki Lunch and Dinner, Sushi Zen, 108 West 44 Street, Monday through September 4

Newly installed executive chef Yamamoto Takashi, the former private chef for the Japanese consulate, is kicking off his residency at Sushi Zen by offering a selection of traditional multi-course lunch ($45) and dinner ($110) seatings, which will only be available for two weeks. Though the sushi bar will be closed for the first time in the restaurant’s history, new additions guests can choose from include sake pairings, Wagyu beef, and fluke with caviar.

ChikaLicious Remixed: A Dessert and Sake Experience, ChikaLicious Dessert Bar, 203 East 10th Street, Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Break out of your culinary comfort zone with a unique sake and dessert pairing. Executive pastry chef Eijiro Nagano is preparing five sweets to pair with a list curated by sake sommeliers Chiko Niikawa and Tim Sullivan. Reservations are $40 per person, secure your seat here.

Guns N’ Rosés, Bottlerocket, 5 West 19 Street, Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m.

Switch up your post-work happy hour routine with free wine and conversation with Bottlerocket’s wine connoisseurs, who are offering a clinic on really good rosé this week. In addition to complimentary tastings, the event features a DJ who will be spinning some classic Guns N’ Roses to commemorate Slash and Axl’s recently renewed friendship.

Fred Minnick: Bourbon Curious, Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

The history of bourbon runs much deeper than the words on a label. Thankfully, whiskey writer Fred Minnick is hosting a free discussion to help aid history buffs and bartenders alike on the origins of Maker’s Mark, Four Roses, and other iconic booze brands. The event includes a guided tasting, with copies of Minnick’s book available for signing and purchase.

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