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Girin celebrates the launch of its home-brewed Makgeolli. Photo via Girin's Facebook page.

Thur, Dec 1
Girin's Makgeolli Launch Party
It took a year and a half to get licensed, but the Korean steak and ssam house in Pioneer Square says it's the first place in the US to brew makgeolli—the milky, slightly sweet traditional unfiltered Korean alcoholic beverage. And the restaurant is throwing quite the launch party to celebrate: With a $95 ticket comes a dinner plate piled with makgeolli ginger braised lamb, grilled pear and soy marinated short rib steak, and limitless kimchi. Plus, the main event: an exclusive opportunity to taste house-brewed makgeolli. DJ Fever provides K-Pop accompaniment to the meal.

Dec 2 & 3
Mamnoon's Fourth Anniversary Tasting Menu
Since arriving in 2012, Wassef and Racha Haroun's restaurant has become an essential part of Seattle's dining scene. This week, Mamnoon celebrates four years of entwining Northwest flavors Middle Eastern traditions. For this birthday celebration, these aspirations take the form of a four-course tasting menu courtesy of chef Carrie Mashaney. This celebratory meal will cost $44 with a wine pairing for $24.

Sun, Dec 4
Feast at Tavolàta
At its final feast of the year, the 30 foot-long communal table at Ethan Stowell's Belltown pasta house will be piled high with lobster. This $85 multi-course dinner is Chef Addam Buzzalini’s salute to crustaceans in all forms imaginable: Enjoy lobster deviled eggs with pancetta and lobster aioli, lobster ravioli in truffle pumpkin broth, and simply char-grilled lobster. And not to fret, a lobster-free panna cotta for dessert.

Mon, Dec 5
Eating Up Seattle: How a City Found its Own Cuisine 
Join Rebekah Denn, one of the curators behind Mohai's Edible Seattle along with a posse of venerable panelists including chef and restaurateur Ethan Stowell, chef Kristi Brown, food writer Jill Lightner, Tilth Association founder Mark Musick, and Maneki Restaurant owner Jean Nakayama to discuss the question: How have Seattle foods evolved over time? A $25 ticket includes special access to Edible City: A Delicious Journey, which explores Seattle’s vast culinary history from the beginnings of the Rainier cherry to the origin stories of our beloved Pike Place Market.

Ticket Alert: Kamonegi Pop-Up at Naka 
For her latest soba pop-up, Mutsuko Soma joins forces with Naka owner/chef Shota Nakajima. And, oh man—the collaborative six-course meal combines the best of both chefs’ specialties: Nakajima uni, black cod, crab, and duck and Soma’s soba with wagyu matsutake mushrooms and dessert. Seating is limited so call ahead to reserve one of the coveted spots ($90 per person).

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