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Sushi off the menu at Mt. Fuji Inn
If you ate sushi in Omaha this week, you probably have the Mt. Fuji Inn to thank for it.
The restaurant was both the city's first Japanese restaurant and the first, in 1983, to serve sushi.
As of last week, however, sushi is off the menu.
Competition from other sushi restaurants around town led the restaurant to go back to its original menu of Japanese and Cantonese food. Diners can expect the return of beef and pea pods, pepper steak, lemon chicken and lobster Cantnonese, among other dishes.
Mt. Fuji Inn is at 7215 Blondo St.
M's Pub to debut its new event space
M's Pub is inviting the public to take a look at its new special event space in the Old Market's Om Center. On Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests can visit the new space where the restaurant will play host to large private events.
Reservations are required, and parking will be available. For more information, call Becca at 402-342-2050.
Goldberg's kitchen upgrades delay opening
Goldberg's in Dundee is continuing to work on kitchen upgrades and will be closed this weekend. Owner Richard Duda originally thought a new hood and exhaust system would be installed in time to reopen today. He now says he hopes to be open on Monday.
Le Voltaire's fifth annual Al Fresco Wine event takes place this weekend
On Sunday from 4 p.m to 8 p.m., the restaurant will have four distributors on site serving more than 40 wines. The event is $40 per person, plus tax, and includes a Schott Zwiesel glass, food and discounted wine available for purchase.
For more information, visit levoltaireomaha.com.
Beer dinner at Dante
Dante Ristorante Pizzeria has both a wine dinner and a beer dinner on the calendar.
On Oct. 15, the restaurant will play host to a Vietti Family Winery dinner. Dante beverage director Andy Wood considers that winery one of the top in Italy.
Aldo Zaninotto, Vietti brand manager for the United States, will be at Dante for the dinner, which will feature five Vietti wines.
On the menu are a rare white grape Arneis, a single-vineyard Scaronne Barbera made from 60-year-old vines and a prized Vietti Barolo Castiglione.
The wines will be paired with food from chef Nick Strawhecker.
The dinner is $80 per person, without tax and tip, and a $30 deposit is required to reserve a seat.
The dinner is limited to 25 people and reservations are required.
Dante also has a craft beer dinner on tap. C.I.B. Brewery, out of Carson, Iowa, and its head brewer Alex Carlton will be serving a variety of beers at the dinner, including cherry beer and bourbon ale. The beers will be paired with five Dante pizzas and pasta. The dinner is Monday and begins with a question-and-answer session at 5:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and is $60 per person without tax or tip. A $25 deposit per guest is required, and the restaurant will be closed the night of the event. Dante will also offer C.I.B. beer to purchase at a discount for dinner guests.
For a reservation at either dinner, call Wood at 402-932-3078 , or email at email@example.com.
— Staff writer Sarah Baker Hansen
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