I met Rie for lunch in Omotesando. We went to an Italian restaurant which is known for vegetable dishes. I had onion potage, mixed vegetables salad with 10 kinds of small antipasti, and komatsuna green and pine nuts cake...all really nice.
In the evening, I joined an Italian wine tasting group's meeting at a regular spot in Yotsuya 3-chome. They are all my friends whom I traveled to Italy together past two years. The theme of the night was Southern Piemontese wines...anything but Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, or Cortese. It was such an interesting tasting with some rare white grapes and reds. We tasted 5 kinds of wines.
Our group is always fun. After the tasting, we had a fun time with dinner and more wine.