April 17, 2013 in Food

Japan Week features food, drink, culture

From Staff Reports
 

Japan Week Spokane is designed to raise awareness of the Japanese cultural connection to the Spokane community and includes a host of food and drink events over the next 10 days.

Here is a list of the food events. For a complete schedule of Japan Week events, now in its 21st year, go to www.JapanWeekSpokane.com.

• Friday: Japanese Dinner and Cultural Night, Spokane Kendo Center, 829 W. Broadway Ave., 6-9 p.m., $20. Japanese buffet dinner, calligraphy, ikebana, kendo, iaido, jodo, karatedo and kaiko demonstrations. Reservations are required by today, call (509) 465-5207.

• Sunday: Haru Matsuri or Spring Food Festival, Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., 4 p.m., $12. Chicken bento boxes, sushi and senbei. Takeout or eat in. Order ahead online at www.SpokaneBuddhistTemple.org or call (509) 534-7954. There are details and pictures of the recent Senbei Saturday at the temple on the Too Many Cooks blog at www.spokesman.com/blogs/ too-many-cooks.

• Also, Sunday: “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” Magic Lantern Theater, 6 p.m., $5. The 2011 documentary is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, who is considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He’s the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a tiny, 10-seat sushi restaurant in a Tokyo subway station. It was the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded three Michelin stars.

• Thursday, April 25: SFCC Sushi Sale, Student Union Building, No. 17, lounges A, B, C. 1 p.m. $6-$8. Contact (509) 533-3367 for more information.

• Saturday, April 27: 64th annual Sukiyaki Dinner and Crafts, Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield St. Sukiyaki dinner, baked goods, sushi and craft sale, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., $12.50 for dinner. Tickets or information are available by calling (509) 535-2687 or hpumcspokane@gmail.com.

Also, Saturday, April 27: Sake Tasting, Vino! A Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St., 2-4:30 p.m., $10 per person, drop in. Guests can enjoy six different sakes. Cheese and crackers provided. (509) 838-1229.

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