Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood proudly welcomes Mr. Yohei Ito
June 17, 2010 ASPEC Sake Brewer Dinner

7:00 PM Reception Tray Passed Canapés
Seared Hamachi, Ras el Hanout Spices, Wasabi Tobiko, Compressed Cucumber, Ponzu Smoked Trout, Bell Weather Farm Ricotta, Garlic Oil, Crostini English Pea Foam, Smoked Salmon, Miticrema Goat Cheese, Malossol Caviar Hinomaru Brewery- Manabito Junmai Daigingo- Akita …

First Course
Scallop Tartar, Quail Egg, Deep Fried Oyster, Cilantro Blossom, Citrus Sabayon
Tenju Brewery- Chokaisan Junmai Daigingo- Akita

Second Course
Crispy Sweetbread, Vadouvan, Mustard Frill, Pickled Kumquats, Prosciutto, Cauliflower Purée
Akita Seishu Brewery- Matsukura Tokubetsu Junmai- Akita

Main Course
Dry Aged Prime Beef Sirloin, Short Rib Jam, Spring Vegetables, Piquillo Pepper, Marrow Sauce
Suzuki Shuzouten Brewery- Hideyoshi “Flying Pegasus” Koshu Daiginjo- Akita

Dessert
Valrhona Dark Chocolate Mousse, Praline Crunch, Caramelized Banana, Sudachi Sorbet
Naba Shouten Brewery- Minato Harbor Namazake Yamahai Genshu- Akita

In Addition
“SHIKOMI MIZU” the purest, soft, sake-making water has been sent directly from Mount Chokai, Akita Japan Gold Medal Compeition Sake served as after dinner cordial –will be served on the roof
$120.00 per person plus tax and gratuity For reservations please contact the Gordon Ramsay Reservations Department at 310 358 7788

Sushi and Sake Blast

Event Organizer’s Description:

Sushi & Sake Blast / June 16th, 8–10pm
Tenjune, 26 Little W 12th Street, NYC
Sponosored By: HRC Fund Associates, Camrod Motorsports, Figenza Vodka, Sapporo, Spectragraphic, Shu Uemura and Kikkoman
Auction proceeds benefit Y Society of YMCA
http://www.sushisakeblast.com

Tickets Include:
* Sushi tasting from top rated Japanese restaurants. Including: Aburiya Kinnosuke (critics pick NY Magazine), Soba Totto (4 stars Time Out NY) and many more.

* Sake tasting from the world’s most distinctive sakes.

* Open bar from Figenza Vodka and Sapporo and food demonstrations from master chefs.

* Charity auction benefiting The Y Society of the YMCA. Items include sports memorabilia, makeover from celebrity makeup artist Nicole Bryl, luxury goods and more.

* VIP gift bags. Items include restaurant and shopping gift certificates, cosmetic products, Figenza Vodka and more.

* Preview the latest motorcycles and street bikes from Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and Kawasaki from Camrod Motorsports.

* DJ Anthony Nero from Pacha and much more.

* Limited tix available. VIP $100 includes gift bag. General $75.

http://www.sushisakeblast.com

Sakagura and Shindo Brewery present
“GASAN RYU NIGHT” 雅山流ナイト
MONDAY, MAY 24TH, 2010
7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Sakagura is very proud of announcing to its much-anticipated sake tasting event. On Monday, we will play proud host to the Shindo Shoten is known by “Gasan Ryu” series from Yamagata, Japan.

This event will be led by Mr. Kurozaemon Shindo, the 9th generation of Shindo Brewery’s president and
Mr. Shinichi Kanai from JFC International Inc.
( http://www.sakeexpert.com/) .

Tasting will feature carefully selected three kinds of sake.

Gasan Ryu Set (50ml each) $12.00
· Kisaragi Junmai Daiginjo
· Fuuka Junmai Namazume
· Kouka Honjozo Namazume

Plus, special Kuramoto gift from Shindo Brewery is being planned for you!
Prompt RSVPs are recommended for an evening and not to be missed!

RSVP HOTLINES: 212-953-SAKE (7253)

*RSVP will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis. We cannot hold orders in advance.

We are looking forward to seeing you. Kanpai!!

SAKAGURA 酒蔵
211 EAST 43RD STREET B1F NEW YORK, NY 10017
(BET 2ND AND 3RD AVENUES)
212-953-SAKE (7253)
www.sakagura.com

Business Hours:
Lunch
Mon-Fri 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Dinner
Mon-Thu 6:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Fri-Sat 6:00 PM – 12:45 AM
Sun 6:00 PM – 10:45 PM

sakaya.giftentaka Sake Tasting at Sakaya

Event Description:
Sample Tentaka sake at Sakaya

the meticulously crafted, beautifully balanced Tentaka Kuni “Hawk in the Heavens” Junmai poured by the brewery’s President Mr.Ozaki on Monday evening from 6-8PM

SAKAYA
324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.)
NYC 10003
212.505.7253 (SAKE)
www.sakayanyc.com

Chilling with Sake

Forget about the burning hot Saké you might have once tried! Instead, come and learn the joys of chilled Saké. This introductory class will teach you the basics of Saké, from its history to how it is brewed. You will learn about the various types of Saké, from Sparkling Saké to Daiginjo. And you’ll taste some interesting Sakés.

Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm July 15, 2010
Tuition: $36.00 Member Cost: $31.00 Materials Cost: $20.00
Tickets: Purchase here
Instructor: Richard Auffrey, The Passionate Foodie
Location:
Boston Center for Adult Education
122 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 267-4430

jos.gif JOY OF SAKE: NEW YORK
The Joy of Sake is the largest sake-tasting outside Japan, and has been held annually since 2001. It features premium sakes submitted as entries to the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, a rigorous blind tasting held every year with ten judges from Japan and the U.S.

This once-a-year event features the world’s finest sakes in peak condition and the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. Over 300 sakes will be available for tasting, along with appetizers presented by 12 of New York’s finest restaurants.

***The Ticket Store Opens on May 15***

The Joy of Sake – New York
September 23, 2010 • 6PM-9PM
Location 82 Mercer Street. …………………………………………………$80

For phone orders, please call our sake hotline number at
888-799-7242.

To Purchase Tickets online, CLICK HERE

jos.gifJOY OF SAKE: SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco’s Joy of Sake is held at Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Japanese restaurant in the Fillmore District. This year’s event features 150 different daiginjo, ginjo and junmai sakes, including many gold- and silver-award recipients from the 2010 U.S. National Sake Appraisal.

All sakes are shipped from Japan via refrigerated container and arrive in San Francisco in peak condition. To complment the sakes, Yoshi’s Sake Soiree features a delicious array of appetizers prepared by executive chef Sho Kamio. For a look at last year’s menu please click the link below.

To ensure that every guest has a quality experience, with plenty of sake, food and room to move around, attendance this year is limited to 350 persons.

For phone orders, please call our sake hotline number at
888-799-7242.

Sake Soiree – San Francisco
Sep 9, 2010 • 7:30PM-10:30PM
Yoshi’s San Francisco,
1330 Fillmore Street …………………………………………………$50

***The Ticket Store Will Open Soon.***

To Purchase Ticket online, Click here.

jos.gif JOY OF SAKE: HONOLULU
The Joy of Sake returns to its elegant new venue at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Over 300 sakes will be available for tasting, along with appetizers presented by 12 of Honolulu’s finest restaurants.

Sake tasting areas are set up along the Academy’s cool, open corridors, with restaurant stations located in five patio areas. It’s hard to imagine a more appealing venue for a tasting of the world’s finest sakes.

The Joy of Sake is the largest sake-tasting ouside Japan, and has been held annually since 2001. It features premium sakes submitted as entries to the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, a rigorous blind tasting held in Honolulu every year with ten judges from Japan and the U.S.

The Joy of Sake – Honolulu…………………………………………….$80
Aug 19, 2010 • 6PM-8:30PM
Honolulu Academy of Arts
900 Beretania Street

Phone Purchases
To charge tickets over the phone, call:
888-799-7242.

To Purchase Ticket online, Click here.

Japanese Night Out: Robata-yaki and Tengumai Sake

Buy Tickets for this event.

Japanese Night Out: Robata-yaki and Tengumai (Shata Brewery) Sake

When: Tuesday, May 18 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: Robataya New York (231 East 9th Street, New York)
http://robataya-ny.com/
Cost: $35 (Limited to 30 people)
Application deadline: May 16, 2010

The newly opened Robataya NY is designed with rustic decor and allows customers to cook and eat freshly harvested ingredients around farmhouse-style open hearths. Robataya NY also serves delicious grilled yakitori and vegetables. Sake sommelier Chizuko Niikawa, serves one of Japan’s best dry sake from Tengumai of Shata Brewery, founded in 1823 in Ishikawa prefecture.

According to legend, Shata Brewery was once surrounded by dense forest where the mythical Tengu lived. Like sake-loving humans, the Tengu would dance after drinking the sake, so it was dubbed “Tengumai.” Please join this event for delicious food, great sake, and excellent company. We will be tasting three different types of sake: Tengumai of Junmai Ginjo Uma Gin, Junmai Uma Jun, and Yamahai Junmai.

To reserve your spot, please visit this webpage and click on the PayPal button below.
http://jetaany.org/2010/04/10/japanese-night-out-robata-yaki-and-tengumai-shata-brewery-sake/

sake-hana.jpgJoin SakeOne for A Cheesy Memorial Day Celebration!

Saturday, May 29th through Monday, May 31st
Daily 11am – 5pm
Come celebrate the holiday with us and explore a truly unique experience of Oregon’s only craft sake brewery and increase your knowledge and love of local artisanal cheese in a fun-filled weekend.

Fees: $10 per person
Tours: Brewery tours are available at Noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Details: Sake and cheese pairing. We have partnered with Andrea McEvoy of Abbie & Oliver’s Artisanal Cheese to create these incredible sake and cheese pairings.

Do you know how to select and prepare a proper cheese plate, and the right way to care and store your cheese? Find out Saturday, May 29th when our special guest, Briar Rose Creamery from Dundee, Oregon will be hosting the “How to Create the Perfect Cheese Plate” Seminars offered at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30p.m.

Location: SakeOne, 820 Elm St., Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: 503-357-7056 x 234
Web: www.sakeone.com

sake-hana.jpgJoin SakeOne for A Cheesy Memorial Day Celebration!

Saturday, May 29th through Monday, May 31st
Daily 11am – 5pm
Come celebrate the holiday with us and explore a truly unique experience of Oregon’s only craft sake brewery and increase your knowledge and love of local artisanal cheese in a fun-filled weekend.

Fees: $10 per person
Tours: Brewery tours are available at Noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Details: Sake and cheese pairing. We have partnered with Andrea McEvoy of Abbie & Oliver’s Artisanal Cheese to create these incredible sake and cheese pairings.

Do you know how to select and prepare a proper cheese plate, and the right way to care and store your cheese? Find out Saturday, May 29th when our special guest, Briar Rose Creamery from Dundee, Oregon will be hosting the “How to Create the Perfect Cheese Plate” Seminars offered at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30p.m.

Location: SakeOne, 820 Elm St., Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: 503-357-7056 x 234
Web: www.sakeone.com

sake-hana.jpgJoin SakeOne for A Cheesy Memorial Day Celebration!

Saturday, May 29th through Monday, May 31st
Daily 11am – 5pm
Come celebrate the holiday with us and explore a truly unique experience of Oregon’s only craft sake brewery and increase your knowledge and love of local artisanal cheese in a fun-filled weekend.

Fees: $10 per person
Tours: Brewery tours are available at Noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Details: Sake and cheese pairing. We have partnered with Andrea McEvoy of Abbie & Oliver’s Artisanal Cheese to create these incredible sake and cheese pairings.

Do you know how to select and prepare a proper cheese plate, and the right way to care and store your cheese? Find out Saturday, May 29th when our special guest, Briar Rose Creamery from Dundee, Oregon will be hosting the “How to Create the Perfect Cheese Plate” Seminars offered at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30p.m.

Location: SakeOne, 820 Elm St., Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: 503-357-7056 x 234
Web: www.sakeone.com

Renaissance Fine Wines & Spirits Sake Tasting

EVENT DETAILS:
Please join Renaissance Fine Wines & Spirits and Chris Johnson of WA Sake for a Free Sake Tasting on Friday, May 14th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

Location:
Renaissance Fine Wines & Spirits
161 Freedom Place
New York, New York 10069
ph. 212-875-9463

COST: Free

May 14, 2010 (Fri)
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Sushi Samba

SUSHI & SAKE 101
SUSHISAMBA invites you to master the art of making maki and tasting sake

Do you ginjo shu? Got nori know how? Learn the lingo at SUSHISAMBA’s SUSHI & SAKE 101 class! It’s the perfect gift for the home chef, dining-out enthusiast and friend who has everything!
Join us at SUSHI and SAKE 101, where you’ll…

+ Get explanations on types of sake, its history and production methods
+ Enjoy 5 tasty appertivos with sake
+ Learn how to choose sushi-grade fish
+ Find out what tools you need to make sushi at home
+ Gain insider sushi-making tips from a SUSHISAMBA chefs
+Make (and eat!) your own sushi roll

Tasting is believing! Throughout the program, participants sip and snack on a variety of cold and hot sakes, edamame, tempura, sashimi and sushi. Classes are held at all of our locations, but you’ll need to call ahead for specific times and dates. And, don’t forget to sign up for class in advance – space is limited!

LOCATION DETAILS:

SUSHISAMBA rio
www.sushisamba.com
504 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 595-2300

upcoming dates:
chicago rio
upcoming dates:
june 8
Classes are held from 6:30-8:30pm
Call 312.595.2300 to make a reservation today!

Sushi Samba

SUSHI & SAKE 101
SUSHISAMBA invites you to master the art of making maki and tasting sake

Do you ginjo shu? Got nori know how? Learn the lingo at SUSHISAMBA’s SUSHI & SAKE 101 class! It’s the perfect gift for the home chef, dining-out enthusiast and friend who has everything!
Join us at SUSHI and SAKE 101, where you’ll…

+ Get explanations on types of sake, its history and production methods
+ Enjoy 5 tasty appertivos with sake
+ Learn how to choose sushi-grade fish
+ Find out what tools you need to make sushi at home
+ Gain insider sushi-making tips from a SUSHISAMBA chefs
+Make (and eat!) your own sushi roll

Tasting is believing! Throughout the program, participants sip and snack on a variety of cold and hot sakes, edamame, tempura, sashimi and sushi. Classes are held at all of our locations, but you’ll need to call ahead for specific times and dates. And, don’t forget to sign up for class in advance – space is limited!

LOCATION DETAILS:

Sushi Samba Seven
www.sushisamba.com
87 7th Avenue South
New York, NY 10014-3415
(212) 691-7885

upcoming dates:
may 24
Classes are held from 7-9pm
Call 212.691.7885 to make a reservation today!

Event Organizer Description:
The honey dinner back in February was a lot of fun, and now it’s time for a dinner I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It’s summer and time for lighter drinks than wine and beer and so get ready for the…

Dirt Candy Sake Dinner
Thursday, May 20
with Rick Smith from Sakaya
a four course meal with sake pairings
$55/person
(Quick note: the $55 per person does not include tax or tip. Sorry!)

Dirt Candy

Just up the street from Dirt Candy is Sakaya, one of only three retail sake stores in America. It’s run by Rick Smith and Hiroko Furukawa and it opened right around the time I started building Dirt Candy. Sake is one of those things that I wish I knew more about. I’ve had it warm and I’ve had it crappy and I always thought of it as a novelty drink until a few years ago when I went to Jewel Bako and had a sake tasting with dinner. The sake sommelier spent about five minutes giving me an introduction to sake and suddenly, I got it. Sake was like wine, only different, and what had previously been completely incomprehensible to me, now seemed slightly more comprehensible. I had gone from being totally in the dark to just being slightly in the dark and that little bit of illumination made all the difference.

Sakaya!

I can’t promise enlightenment, but I can promise a good, boozy meal where you’ll come away somewhat educated, and also drunk. A cross between infotainment and drunk-u-tainment. Rick and Hiroko will be here all night, and they’ve paired the entire menu with different sakes. It’s not a set menu – you can order whatever you want – but everyone will get hush puppies, an appetizer, an entree and a dessert, each paired with a bunch of different sakes that Rick and Hiroko will explain, and they’ll also give you some basic sake info, the ground rules of sake, so to speak. There aren’t set seating times, but you should decide if you want to come early (reservations from 5:30 to 6:15) or late (make a reservation from 8 to 8:45). Rick will speak twice that night and you’re guaranteed to catch him if you make your reservations in those windows.

By the time you go home, you’ll know the difference between a junmai and a junmai daiginjo, you’ll know how to pick a sake without adult supervision, you’ll know the basic rules of sake and hopefully, you’ll feel like sake’s no longer a closed, mysterious club, but a party where you now have an invitation.

To make a reservation for the Dirt Candy Sake Dinner, just go to Open Table or call the restaurant (212) 228-7732.

Location
Murasaki Chicago
211 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
312 266 2280

Price: $25.00 per person

Event Organizer Description
Missed the first MeetUp? No worries! As we continue with our Monthly MeetUp Series, featuring a different sake distributor every month, May will be featuring Fujisake!

For those who attended our incredible MeetUp last month, this will be a great opportunity to revisit some of the basics, but through different sakes, in addition to tasting some fascinating variations. One in particular is a sake fermented from Apple Yeast! Totally different, totally new.

Your first time? In a nutshell, Sake 101 @ Murasaki is a casual yet informative gathering about the wonders of this smooth elixir otherwise known as Sake.

Why the date? Yes, it’s the day before the JASC Sake Tasting, BUT, although the JASC tasting will be exceptional, there will be no formal introduction to sake, AND it’s $20 cheaper! Want to attend Sake 101 @ Murasaki and the JASC tasting? Even better, as you WILL be well informed in what you’ll be tasting the next day.

Instruction will be provided by Certified Sake Specialist Kerry Tamura and French-trained Sommelier Yuriko Cooper of Fujisake. This will be quite extraordinary as we will have an in depth perspective about sake from a formerly trained Wine Specialist.

Also available is a full menu of appetizers ranging from authentic Japanese to yummy cross-cultural deliciousness.

Come out, relax, and learn amongst fun people, chill music and a cozy atmosphere. Also feel free to practice your Japanese here, as the staff are all native level Japanese speakers. 日本語はなしましょ!

Event notes:
There will be a $25 charge for Sake, and the use of the facillity.
Murasaki also has a Private Karaoke room, for anyone that maybe in the mood to sing a song or two.
An appetizer menu will also be available.

sakaya.gifKotsuzumi Sake Tasting at Sakaya

Event Description:
Sample Kotsuzumi sake at Sakaya

SAKAYA
324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.)
NYC 10003
212.505.7253 (SAKE)
www.sakayanyc.com

sakaya.gifFukucho Sake Tasting at Sakaya

Event Description:
Sample Fukucho sake at Sakaya

SAKAYA
324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.)
NYC 10003
212.505.7253 (SAKE)
www.sakayanyc.com

SAKAGURA AND YOSHINOGAWA Brewery present “YOSHINOGAWA NIGHT”
The Oldest Sake Brewer In Niigata Prefecture is New in New York!

Event Organizer Description:
We are very proud of announcing the arrival of early summer exclusive sake event!

Yoshinogawa Brewery was founded in 1548, Yoshinogawa is a bit more than the Great Granddad of Niigata sake, it is the founder of a distinct sake region that today is known as the “Bordeaux” of sake. Niigata is located North and West of Tokyo, along the sea of Japan.

This event will be led by Mr. Koji Kawakami, the 19th generation of Yoshinogawa Brewery’s president and Mr. Masahiro Fukuda from Sake One
(http://www.sakeone.com) .

Tasting event will feature five sake selections (two sake tasting sets) .

Yoshinogawa Exquisite Set $20.00 (50 ml Each)
Daiginjo
Gokujo Ginjo
Gensen Karakuchi

Special gift from Brewery when you order this tasting set is being panned for you!

Yoshinogawa Diversity Set $10.00 (50 ml Each)
Gensen Karakuchi
Ginjo
Echigo Junmai

Special another gift from Brewery when you order this tasting set is being planned for you!

To the first 15 guests who order both sets, Yoshinogawa “Champion Daiginjo” which is super rare
and this time exclusive will be served for free!!

And One more!
You will get “Yoshinogawa Tenugui (Japanese towel)” when you give us additional glass or carafe orders from five kinds of Yoshinogawa brands!

RSVP HOTLINES: 212-953-SAKE (7253)
Please note that this event is “first-come, first-served” basis. We cannot hold orders in advance.

We are looking forward to seeing you. Kanpai!!

SAKAGURA 酒蔵
211 EAST 43RD STREET B1F NEW YORK, NY 10017
(BET 2ND AND 3RD AVENUES)
212-953-SAKE (7253)
www.sakagura.com

Business Hours:
Lunch
Mon-Fri 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Dinner
Mon-Thu 6:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Fri-Sat 6:00 PM – 12:45 AM
Sun 6:00 PM – 10:45 PM

Yoshinogawa tasting at Sake Bar Decibel

Venue: Sake Bar Decibel
Event: Yoshinogawa tasting flight with appetizers.
Host: Koji Kawakami, President of Yoshinogawa
Time: 9:00 PM
Location: 240 E 9th Street (between Stuyvesant St & 2nd Ave), New York, NY 10003 Neighborhood: East Village
RSVP Phone: (212) 979-2733
Price: $20

Sake Bar Decibel
212-979-2733
240 East 9th Street
(between 2nd & 3rd)
New York NY

1 or 8 Restaurant Yoshinogawa Sake Dinner

Venue: 1 or 8 restaurant
Event: 6 course meal paired with Yoshinogawa sake.
Host: Koji Kawakami, President of Yoshinogawa & Chris Johnson, Sake Sommelier.
Time: Starts at 8:00 PM.
Address: 66 S 2nd St (between Kent Ave & Wythe Ave) Brooklyn, NY 11211
Neighborhood: Williamsburg – South Side
RSVP Phone: (718) 384-2152
Price: $60

1 or 8 Restaurant-
66 S2nd St. (off Wythe)
Brooklyn,NY, 11211
(718)348-2152
www.oneoreightbk.com