Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar will kick off their sake tasting and food paining experience tonight. Hosted by “sake ninja,” Eric Swanson of Tenzing, guests have two options for their sake experience. The first is the classic sake tasting is priced at $40 per person, and the second is the adventurous sake tasting at $60 per person. Both pairing include sake and chef Chao’s fusion of Japanese street food and comfort American cuisine. Call 312-662-4888 for more information.
At an Asian restaurant on the other side of the highway, chef Bill Kim welcomes guest at 6:30 PM to Belly Q for a five-course sake-pared dinner. Course such as slow roasted Wagyu tri-tip are paired with Kenbishi aged sake, and pork tenderloin with mushroom dumpling are paired with the fragrant Hakugyokko sake. Tickets cost $75 per person and reservations can be made by calling 312-563-1010.