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Unexpected Pairings #2: Wine and Chinese Food

Where: 18 Reasons, 593 Guerrero (at 18th St.)

When: Fri., Mar. 11, 7-10 p.m.

Cost: $85

The rundown: For anyone who grew up grubbing American Chinese restaurant food, the idea of drinking good wine with General Tso's chicken or kung pao shrimp can seem as perverse as pairing the degustation at Coi with a SoBe Yumberry. It doesn't work. But more sophisticated Chinese dishes? Which wines work with those? Find out from Bi-Rite's Trac Le and Linh Phu (they matched wines to Vietnamese food last time), in an evening that promises to be heavy on the education, but with plenty of eating and glass-swirling. Only menu details so far: whole steamed fish and what 18 Reasons tags “a little-known lamb dish.” Nice.

Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets

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