On this week's event-planning EaterWire:
ALAMEDA/BEAUMONT—Barwares is set to host a dinner on Tuesday, January 29 featuring sherry cocktails alongside chef Johanna Ware's proudly "inauthentic" Asian dishes. Highlights include lobster bisque chawanmushi, seafood in spicy cumin scented broth and mushrooms, and walnut cardamom puree with manchego. This seven-courser with sherry accompaniments costs $125 per person; call the restaurant to secure a spot.
PEARL DISTRICT—On Monday, January 28, Riffle NW's chef Ken Norris and Burnside Brewing's Jason McAdam will collaborate for a beer dinner at the Pearl District seafood spot. Seafood will be the primary fixture of the five courses, with a sea urchin shooter eventually giving way to an albacore burger on house brioche with sweet bacon aioli. Dinner is $65 per person with pairings; to secure a spot, call Riffle NW.
OLD TOWN—Haggis, cock-a-leekie soup, and Scotch pairings will feature in Davis Street Tavern's third-annual "Robert Burns Supper" this Friday, January 25. The celebration of the Scottish poet will feature an evening of Scottish bagpipes and poetry readings throughout the night, starting during regular dinner service at 5p.m. For a $40 reservation of the three-course prix fixe menu, call the restaurant.
SOUTHWEST—This Friday, January 25, chef David Padberg of Raven & Rose will prepare a seasonal five-course dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Portland's Japanese Garden. Dinner will transpire in the Garden's pavilion, and will imbue local Northwest fare with Japanese ingredients like kabocha squash and hakurei turnips. This veritable gala is $125 per guest and includes pairings from Torii Mor wines. Email here for a spot.
— Taylor Thompson
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