9/20/2012 05:11:00 PM

Event Watch: Savor Skåne at Aquavit and Aki Matsuri in Brooklyn

Photo: Evan Sung
From October 1-6, Midtown Scandinavian Aquavit will be hosting chef Daniel Berlin of Skåne, Sweden to highlight the cuisine of that region. Dishes in the week-long eight-course tasting menu will include the likes of poached heirloom egg yolk spelt, fall cabbage and brown butter; whole grilled celeriac sago pearls, aged vasterbotten cheese; roasted squab Brussels sprouts, black trumpet mushrooms; and warm raw milk iced elderflower with fennel bread. Given that Nordic cuisine is hot right now, why not see what Skåne has to offer? Certainly will be cheaper than a flight ($125, $200 with wine pairings; 212-307-7311).

On October 4, the focus will be on Japan at Gohan Society's Aki Matsuri celebration. Brooklyn Brewery will play host to 11 restaurants (Gramercy Tavern, Red Rooster Harlem, Takahachi among them) offering bites featuring Japanese ingredients. As guests eat and drink Brooklyn Brewery beers and Yamazaki whisky cocktails, taiko group Soh Daiko will be performing and special guest Masaharu Morimoto will be holding a sushi demonstration. There will also be a silent auction and raffle, with a portion of the proceeds going to Japanese American Association’s Japan Relief Fund (6:30-9:30 PM; $125; get tickets here).

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