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Café Japengo is offering a five-course sake tasting menu Oct. 1-5. The menu, at $60 per person, features the following courses:

First course

King crab roll: king crab, avocado, mango, carrot, mint and cilantro, wrapped in cucumber, topped with peanuts and sweet-chili dressing

Sake pairing: Ichishima Tokubetsu Honjozo

Second course

Grilled sake shrimp with sautéed spinach, water chestnuts and toasted enoki mushrooms.

Sake pairing: Kikusui Junmai Ginjo

Third course

Miso glazed salmon with butternut squash risotto

Sake pairing: Otokoyama Junmai Ginjo

Fourth course

Kurobuta bacon-wrapped beef filet with roasted fennel mashed potatoes and grilled broccolini

Sake pairing: Dewatsuru Kimoto Junmai

Fifth course

Coconut mochi with plum compote and black sesame (kurogoma) ice cream

Wine pairing: Plum wine

The 11th annual Celebrate the Craft event will take place Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

The celebration will feature food artisans demonstrating, discussing and tasting premium food and wine. Growers, vintners and culinary artisans from some of California’s most renowned farms, bakeries, wineries and restaurants will share their skill and enthusiasm.

For more information, visit www.celebratethecraft.com.

National Taco Day is Friday, Oct. 4, and to celebrate Puesto Mexican Street Food is debuting the chile rellano taco, made with house-made tortillas and crispy melted cheese. The new taco will be on the full-service menu at Puesto's second location in downtown San Diego, opening in November. The first 100 people to like Puesto on Facebook will also receive a free chile rellano taco.
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