If you haven’t had the chance to witness the kilt-wearing antics of Seattle’s master of whiskey Ari Shapiro, you can remedy this at Ventana’s in whiskey pairing dinner. Shapiro will be onhand to offer bits of history and folklore and most likely some of his signature bawdy toasts—scotches to be imbibed include: Dalwhinnie, Singleton, Oban, Talisker, and Lagavulin.

The five-course meal is $50 per person and starts at 7pm. The scotches will be paired with: butternut squash gnocchi with braised endive, house-smoked Sockeye salmon, duck breast with black bean puree, smoked pork belly with miso butterscotch, and Oban (a single malt) ice cream with burnt orange and star anise caramel, and pecan. Call 206-441-4789 for reservations.

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