Meet the Makers: Wine and Sake Dinners for Your Radar


The interior at Piccino. Photo: ©

Check out these spiffy wine and sake dinners coming up soon. First, at ~PICCINO~ you can meet winemakers from the Alps at two different wine dinners. The first is on Wednesday May 22nd and features wines and makers from Cima Presanella in Italy. Then, on Wednesday June 19th, check out the wines of Dents du Midi from Switzerland. Each dinner includes four courses plus wine pairings, and costs $115 per person. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 415-824-4224.

Learn about sake and the process of making it at ~IZAKAYA YUZUKI~ on Monday May 20th. Niichiro Marumoto of Marumoto Brewery (makers of the Chikurin brand of sake) will be in attendance, talking about his process of sake brewing, and his rather unusual decision to grow his own rice for sake. The dinner includes five courses, paired with four different sakes, and costs $100 per person, not including tax and tip. There are two seatings, one at 6:30pm and the other at 7:30pm, and reservations can be made by calling 415-556-9898.