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Three Little Pigs: Weekday Planner: Sake Day, Oktoberfest Specials, Wine Flights

Three Little Pigs:

(Troquet River North) Three Little Pigs (Troquet River North)

(Troquet River North)

The Three Little Pigs Wine Dinner
Pork and wine join forces for one glorious evening of haute gluttony on October 2 as part of SideDoor‘s The Three Little Pigs wine dinner. As an apt homage to the childhood classic story, the dinner is a six-course spree of pork-infused dishes, each one paired with a glass of wine from Napa Valley’s Girard Winery. Sous chef Brian Kwak presides over the evening’s menu, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception of passed appetizers and Sauvignon Blanc. The second course is a BLT salad paired with 2013 Chardonnay, followed by shredded pork shoulder in housemade barbecue sauce served with a glass of 2012 Petite Sirah. Braised pork belly “brick” is the fourth course, served with a slow-poached egg, ginger, brown sugar glaze, and an accompanying glass of 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. The final savory course is bacon-wrapped smokey tenderloin with celery root puree, potato sticks, and some 2011 Artistry/Bordeaux Blend. For dessert, it’s chocolate pot de creme with Wolf Pecan Bourbon.

Sake Day Sips

October 1 marks World Sake Day, and in honor of the boozy occasion Arami and Ani are pouring one out for customers. Originated by the Japan Sake Brewers Association in 1978 to celebrate the onset of sake-brewing season, the holiday means a free glass of sake for diners at either of the Japanese restaurants on October 1. To be precise, a glass of their own private label Ichi No Torii sake, brewed for the restaurants by Omuraya Brewery in Japan.