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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Saturday's Eatrip Film Premiere to Feature Peko-Peko Afterparty

Posted By on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 3:39 PM

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TsukuBlog calls the Japanese documentary Eatrip "a journey throughout Japan looking at how life can be led optimally through the daily ritual of eating," from Tokyo's epic Tsukiji, to an Okinawa farm whose owner eats way off the grid. The film's U.S. premiere is Saturday at Viz Cinema in Japantown's New People complex. Director Yuri Nomura will be there. So will Sylvan Mishima Brackett ― for the post-viewing party and food buffet ― with his Oakland-based Japanese catering company Peko-Peko.

Brackett says Nomura is bringing fresh-cured katsuobushi ― the smoked bonito that's the basis for dashi ― and salted cherry blossoms from Japan. "She's bringing a whole bag of other stuff with her," Brackett says. Her mother, apparently, makes some kind of pickled walnut thing. As for Peko-Peko, it'll construct a sashimi salad with local halibut, maybe a soup of Tomales Bay clams and broth made from Nomura's katsuobushi. Something with early-season fava beans, too ― onigiri (rice balls) perhaps. Sounds, well, like an evening spent optimally, filled with the kind of eating that exceeds daily ritual. Joto sake will provide the drinks. Ticket info after the jump.

Event details:

Eatrip U.S. Premiere and Peko-Peko Reception

Date: Sat., April 10, 7 p.m.

Location: Viz Cinema at New People, 1746 Post (at Webster), 525-8600

Cost: $50 (includes film and reception catered by Peko-Peko); $10 for the film only

Tickets: Purchase online

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