Tiki Time, Cocktail Classes, and a Hitachino Dinner

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This Wednesday February 22nd, swing by ~BAR DOGWOOD~ in Oakland starting at 8pm, and you’ll be able to get soused on some classic tiki drinks from “Trader” Chris Lane and Dion (“the Beachcomber”) Jardine (it’s also a birthday celebration). Hawaiian shirts welcome.

On Monday March 5th, ~WO HING GENERAL STORE~ is hosting a tiki night, starting at 6pm. Guest bartender Steven Liles from Smuggler’s Cove will be in the house, and chef Michelle Mah will be cooking modern updates of classic pu-pu platter bites.

Now’s your chance to attend one of Scott Beattie’s monthly Seasonal Cocktails class: thanks to a sponsorship by St. George Spirits, the class is now $30 off (tickets are $65). And if you use code tablehopper, you get another $10 off, how you like them apples? Beattie’s next class is Friday February 24th (future classes are on the last Friday of each month). (Pssssst, you can also use the tablehopper code for $10 off the Mixology 101 class by H. Joseph Ehrmann on March 7th.) It all goes down at ~THE BOOTHBY CENTER FOR THE BEVERAGE ARTS~.

March 1st-3rd, ~NOMBE~ is hosting a beer and sake tasting each evening with Japan’s most acclaimed craft beer maker, Kiuchi Brewery. The owner of the Kiuchi Brewery (and Hitachino), Mikio Kiuchi, will be at present on March 1st only to pour complementary welcome sake—so make resos now. Chef Noriyuki Sugie will be offering a dinner of four courses (small plates): Pacific saury and foie gras terrine, sun-dried sweet potato; mackerel brandade, pickled shishito pepper; rice-crusted swordfish, caramelized pork belly; spicy octopus and tripe, long beans; plus ramen made with hand-crafted miso, awazuke beef cheek. Seating is limited. $36. Call for more details and to reserve your space: 415-681-7150.