One of the current cheese flights offered at the Artisanal bistro is a three-course cheese and sake pairing, called East Meets West. This is a new concept maitre Fromager Max McCalman has been playing with. Sake’s hot, so everyone wants a piece of the action, so naturally, I had my doubts as to whether this was just another trend chaser. But as Max and I progressed through the tasting of this unique flight, I was really impressed by how well the sakes and the cheeses worked together. I was even more impressed by Max’s endless capacity to experiment. Throughout our encounters and discussions, Max was consistently more open-minded than I was, and I’m pretty liberal when it comes to food!