Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Make a Date with a Cold Fish

The title of this post reads like some seriously bad advice, especially this month when thoughts — and ads — turn to romance and hanky panky. But trust me and read on. I wouldn’t steer you wrong.

Zack Bruell and his team at Parallax in Tremont are holding their first ever sushi and wine class. It’s a three-part series that begins Feb 21. On consecutive Monday nights, from 6-8 p.m., participants learn the basics of wrapping and rolling vinegared rice with slices of raw tuna, salmon, eel and octopus. Carmen Paponetti, the restaurant’s sushi chef will lead the hands-on sessions, and everyone eats their own creations. Drinking is also involved. General manager and certified sommelier Damir Terzic offers pairing guidance and his pours will focus on new world wines. Feb. 21 is for sparkling wines, Feb. 28 features whites and March 7 is all about the reds.

$135 per person (plus tax and gratuities) gets you the whole shebang — three evenings out with food, wine and guides. Reservations are required and space is limited. 216-583-9999. Could be a nice thing to do with someone you love, (assuming they aren't squeamish about uncooked seafood), or an opportunity to acquire some new skills for future wooing.

1 comment:

CLEgal @ Why CLE? said...

This sounds great! I love Parallax and have been wanting to try making my own sushi.

Also, if you enjoy Laura Taxel, head on over to my blog and enter the contest to win a copy of her book, "Cleveland Ethnic Eats."