2015 Nihonmachi Run/Walk
- Community & Culture
- Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center - Start/Finish, San Jose CA
Pairings No. 2 - Wine and Fine Foods Fundraiser
Join us for the second annual Pairings event on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Akiyama Wellness Center in San Jose's Japantown from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Please mark your calendar and plan on enjoying an afternoon of fine wine, exquisite food, and entertainment.
Fine wines, award-winning and hand-crafted from Chateau Marie Antoinette (Morgan Hill), Fenestra Winery (Livermore), and Sunset Cellars (Suisun Valley) will be featured with sommeliers from the wineries available to speak about their wines.
Bay Area local celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, Royce Mori (The Red Crane), Steve Futagaki (Yuki Sushi), Shiro Kubota (Kubota's, Gombei) are returning to this event, and will be joined by Dale Yoshihara and Yih Chuang (Kyoto Palace). See the menu items being prepared for this event.
General Admission tickets are $110. For more information, please visit http://www.akiyamawellnesscenter.org/
Business casual attire
Space is limited
PAIRINGS No. 2 is a fundraiser benefiting Yu-Ai Kai Community Senior Service
Ticket holders must be 21 years of age and must have valid photo identification
No refunds or exchanges
Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center, a 503(c)(3) non-profit organization located in the historic Japantown San Jose, is committed to serving seniors with a well-balanced senior day care program, a nutritious lunch service, social services, and a variety of classes, activities and trips for seniors, designed around our Healthy Aging Initiative.
Serving our seniors with Friendship & Love since 1974, Yu-Ai Kai currently serves 3,000+ seniors annually. While our roots are in Japanese / Japanese American culture and tradition, the programs and services are open to any senior in our community.
Scheduled to perform during the event are Thia Konda playing the Shamisen (3-stringed Japanese musical instrument), Matt (Masato)Toshima, a guitarist who performs regularly at Studio Pink House, and Michael Yoshihara on the saxaphone. Also entertaining will be various members from the local I.B.M. (International Brotherhood of Magicians).
Click here to see a listing of wines to be served by the featured wineries.
A partial list of menu items being prepared by the chefs:
Sushi Bar - Sushi Nigiri, Sushi roll, and Sashimi
Teppanyaki New York Steak with mushrooms and mustard sauce
Shrimp and Scallop sauteed with pineapple and avocado salsa
Smoke salmon with caper kaiware daikon
Braised Pork Belly Skewer - Garlic, Ginger, and Soy Braised Pork and Kimchee
Curry Tart - Shimeji mushrooms, sweet peas, carrots, and crispy potatoe shoestrings
Tomato and cucumber salad, onion celery vinaigrette
Eggplant with miso sauce
House favorite Chicken Fried Rice