The Walker's Point restaurant to hold an intimate sake-food pairing event.

Sake, the Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice, is the focal beverage of an intimate, interactive, four-course tasting April 2 at Meraki (939 S. Second St.). Co-owner Chad Meier plans to seat diners at the chef’s table (which seats a maximum 12 people). The informal tone will encourage staff and guests “to talk about all of it – the food, the sake, why things work, etc.,” says Meier.  Two of the food course descriptions: house-cured, roasted sardine with sassafras compressed watermelon, and house ponzu emulsified with foie fat; and sautéed morels, edamame and beef tongue bacon with pickled beet, asparagus and sunflower sprouts. Each course will come with a featured sake. April 2, 6 p.m. $80. Call 414-897-7230 for a reservation.

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