Welcome to this week's event-planning EaterWire:
E. BURNSIDE—Luce, one of Bon Appetit's 10 Best New Restaurants in America in 2012, will welcome Nancy Singleton Hachisu for a dinner on April 16 at 7p.m. Chef John Taboada will cook a five-courser taken from Singleton Hachisu's cookbook, Japanese Farm Food (a favorite of Alice Waters), while Hachisu intimately discusses her approach to food with guests. This dinner is $45, plus an optional $30 for wine pairings. For a reservation, email here.
NW 23RD/ALPHABET DISTRICT—Wildwood's beer-steward-slash-sous-chef Paul Kasten will orchestrate a beer dinner spotlighting Belgian beer importer Vanberg and DeWulf. Kasten will pair rare and high-end selections from Vanberg and DeWulf with dishes like beef tartare, crispy chicken confit, and stout-braised pastrami short ribs. The five-course dinner costs $65 including all those fancy beer pairings. Make reservations by emailing here.
CENTRAL EASTSIDE—This Friday, Simpatica Dining Hall will host local winemaker Darcy Pendergrass from Amity Vineyards for a five-course wine pairing dinner. At 7:30 p.m., a procession of courses commences with fois gras torchon with anise crostini, sorrel and fig vinaigrette, and finishes on a sweet-yet-savory triple-cream cheese with golden raisin gastrique, candied nuts, and oat crackers. All pairings included, this dinner is $65; reservations can be attained by calling 503-235-1600.
DIVISION/CLINTON—Southeast Wine Collective will host Genoa and Accanto for an Italian pairing dinner at their next supper club. On April 16, Genoa's new executive chef Jake Martin will prepare four courses: antipasti (yellowtail, green strawberry, lardo, almond), pasta (nettle gnocchi, ham hock, preserved lemon), secondi (bison, beets, licorice, black olive, orange), and dolce (chocolate-hazelnut-cherry tart). In conjunction, wines from Division Winemaking and Bow and Arrow will be introducing their new roses. Grab one of the $85 reservations by visiting the official site.
PEARL DISTRICT—Tomorrow night marks the culinary alliance of Widmer Brothers Brewing and the Pearl District's Jamison, where a five-course beer dinner will unfold. This five-courser pairs elegantly simple dishes like scallop crudo with grilled lemon, salmon pastrami salad, and juniper-spiced seared duck breast with Widmer's assortment of IPAs, Hefeweizens, and stouts. For price inquiries and reservations, call the restaurant at 503-972-3330.
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