With Ambassador & Mrs. Nishimiya

The Consulate General of Japan in New York recently hosted a reception at the Ambassador’s official residence to promote the “Washoku -; Try Japan’s Good Food” campaign.

On a very snowy afternoon in February, press, chefs and guests were assembled to learn about the good food (and sake!!!) of Japan. This event was also a kick off for the Japan Pavillion at the international restaurant show.

Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya welcomed us into his home and I was honored to be ask to speak and present a brief Sake 101 lecture for the assembled guests. After the speech, there was a wonderful tasting prepared upstairs which everyone enjoyed. Many sake companies were represented and provided samples for all the sakes.

Yukari Sakamoto was the MC for the afternoon and she also did a lecture on Shochu.

This was a snowy afternoon but the turn out was still strong. You can read more about this event on the website of the Consulate-General of Japan.

My Sake 101 Lecture at the Japanese Ambassador's Residence. Photo by Noriyuki Kuroda

Sake Tasting

Toshi-san and Sakurai-san introduce Dassai and other sakes

Introducing Tomoju and Ken sakes


One comment:

  1. Tyler

    April 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Perhaps when graduate school winds down, I hope to one day reproduce the same educational experience you’ve so carefully crafted, but here on the west coast! You, sir, are a great inspiration.

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