Event: Tei-an Cigar Omakase Feat. Davidoff, Krug & Suntory (Oct. 24, 2019)


Cigars. Champagne. Whisky. Japanese cuisine. Dallas.

These are a few of my favorite things. Also, there is an event that involves all of them and halfwheel. For many years we’ve talked about doing a different kind of cigar dinner, one that is more than just about having cigars and dinner. We wanted it to involve pairings, not just of cigars and drinks; drinks and food; but of all three. We wanted the pairings to explore more than just what goes well together, but also to show that a cigar can change the taste of a drink, and food can change the taste of the cigar—and all of them can change your understanding of how you enjoy cigars.


There are a few restaurants that the collective halfwheel team talking about in special regard, Teiichi Sakurai’s Tei-an is one of them. Next month, in collaboration with Davidoff, Krug, Suntory and halfwheel, Tei-an will host its first cigar omakase.

As has been explained on this website before, omakase means I will leave it up to you in Japanese. In Japanese cuisine, it means letting the restaurant or chef choose your food for you, something that has become increasingly popular in the world of fine dining.

On Oct. 24, 16 guests will be seated for a six-course dinner on Tei-an’s rooftop, overlooking downtown Dallas. Krug Champagne and Suntory whisky brands will be featured, as well as cocktails and at least one food course that uses cigar tobacco.

A variety of Davidoff cigars will be available to smoke throughout the evening, including a not-for-sale Davidoff cigar with a special Tei-an band.


1722 Routh Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

Oct. 24, 2019 (7:00 p.m.)

$725 per person

Seating is limited, please call 214.220.2828 to reserve a seat.

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Charlie Minato
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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

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