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The Mint Hosts Sake Dinner With Sumosommelier David Johnson

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Spirits expert, ex-wine director at Oakville Grocery Co., and Sumosommelier David Johnson is at it again. After recently competing in the first Tommy Bahama "Rumologist" comeptition and attending celebu-chef Stephanie Izard's Goat Tour dinner, Johnson has joined forces with chef Johnny Chu of The Mint, Scottsdale's swanky ultra-lounge and restaurant, for a sake dinner.

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, Chu and Johnson will present five courses of Asian-inspired fare each with a pairing of the rice-based alcoholic beverage. Think gingered duck salad, sweet ginger cod, and red bean rice pudding served with a sweet coconut sauce.

See the menu and find out how to make a reservation after the jump.

1st Course Soup Gyoza: Steamed pork dumplings filled with broth set atop fresh ginger Paired with Chiyonosono "Sacred Power" Junmai Ginjo

2nd Course Gingered Duck Salad: Shredded cabbage with basil and mint served on Prawn crisps Paired with Konteki "Pearls of Simplicity" Junmai Daiginjo

3rd Course Spicy Garlic Shrimp: Served with a spicy pepper sauce topped with Asian Mint Paired with Kanbara "Bride of the Fox" Junmai Ginjo

4th Course Sweet Ginger Cod: Top with fried onion, pinapple and white sesame Paired with Minato "Harbor" Tsuchizaki Futsuu-Shu

Dessert Red Bean Rice pudding served with a sweet coconut sauce Paired withTozai "Snow Maiden" Nigori Junmai

The cost for the sake dinner is $65 per person (tax and gratuity not included.) Seating is limited. To make reservations, call 480-947-6468.

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