Join us for a tasting and food pairing with Dassai Sake, makers of some of the finest premium sake from Yamaguchi in the southernmost tip of Honshu, Japanâ€™s main island. Known as â€˜Daigingo Junmai,â€™ these artisanal, labor intensive sakes really showcase the brewmasterâ€™s skill and are made with the highest quality Yamada Nishiki rice. Dassai mills the rice for their 50, 37 and finally their 23 sake, which uses rice milled to just 23% of its original size to create one of the most refined sakes in the world.
These sakes are light, complex and aromatic, so thereâ€™s a lot to explore here in terms of food pairing possibilities! We will lead a tasting of four of Dassaiâ€™s most well known sakes, paired with Western foods ranging from The Meat Hookâ€™s lamb bacon, to cheese, mushrooms, fruit and more. Youâ€™ll have the chance to play with our selected food pairings to decide for yourself which foods best complement the sakes.
Weâ€™ll also be lucky to have some of the Sake Lees (the byproduct of fermentation) on hand to taste in a variety of ways. This delicacy is rarely tasted outside of Japan.
This is a fantastic event for the sake lover (or the sake skeptic.) Either way youâ€™ll have plenty to taste, and plenty to talk about.
To reserve your spot, please pre-register online. Attendees must provide proof of legal drinking age for admission to the event.