Urakasumi Pairing Dinner at 15 East

Last monday night I had a wonderful opportunity to attend a stellar Sake pairing dinner at 15 East Restaurant. This evening was unique for me at 15 East, as I'm usually there for sushi. While there was plenty of great raw fish and a sashimi plate to die for, the evening's courses focused more on the food from the kitchen as prepared by Chef Shigeru Sugano in a kaiseki style.

September 2011 Sake Volunteer Project

When I first heard about the UK-based Japan Affairs Forum working on organizing a volunteer project focused on helping sake breweries, I knew I had to be involved. I think this will be an amazing opportunity to help Japan while we are there,…

Interview: Junko Igarashi, Sake Sommelier

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Junko Igarashi who is a sake sommelier at Jewel Bako restaurant in New York City's East Village. I wanted to ask Junko, From her unique perspective as a sake sommelier, regarding her feelings about all things sake.

NYC: Sake Basics at Kappa Sake House

Sake Basics at Kappa Sake House Similar to ordering wine – when unsure, choosing a Sake is often the result of liking the label, price or your host's recommendation. But armed with a little knowledge, you can easily start ordering…

NYC: Urakasumi Kaiseki Dinner at 15 East

15 EAST is hosting "The Early Summer Kaiseki Dinner with Urakasumi Brewery" Event Organizer's Description: collaborated with Japan Prestige Sake Association. The president of the brewery, Mr. Saura will join us from Miyagi, Japan to spend…

Honolulu: Okunomatsu Sake Tasting at The Sake Shop

Okunomatsu Sake Event Organizer's Description: We're holding a special Okunomatsu Sake Tasting this Saturday at the shop. Joining us to pour his delicious sake is Mr. Takeshi Tsushima, General Manager of Okunomatsu. We'll be sampling…

NYC: Mizubasho Sake Tasting at Sakaya

Mizubasho Ginjo Tasting Event Description: Mr. Shinichi Kanai, the Sake Master from JFC Imports will pour this clean drinking brew from the mountains of Gunma prefecture. SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253…

NYC: Kamoizumi Sake Tasting at Sakaya

Kamoizumi Summer Snow Nigori (Hiroshima) Tasting Event Description: Kamoizumi Summer Snow Nigori (Hiroshima) SAKAYA 324 E. 9th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC 10003 212.505.7253 (SAKE) www.sakayanyc.com

Urakasumi Sake at Sakaya

Since the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, everyone in Japan, New York and all over the world has wanted to do their part to support the Breweries from the Tohoku Region in Northern Japan. It's common sense that one concrete…

Nishimoto Sake Tasting at EN

Nishimoto Sake Importers recently held their annual sake tasting blowout at EN Japanese Brasserie. I've attended this event several years in a row and it's always very fun - and very delicious. This year, the highlights include some new…

NYC: Tengumai Night at Sakagura

Shata Brewery and Sakagura present Tengumai "Dancing Goblin" Red & Black Night Friday, June 17th, 2011 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM We are very proud of announcing the arrival of early summer exclusive sake event! Shata Brewery was established…

Daishichi Kaiseki Dinner at Hakubai

NYC in May 2011 was chock-a-block full of sake events - just the way I like it! One of the highlights was a special Kaiseki dinner featuring Daishichi sakes held at the Kitano hotel's Hakubai restaurant.. Daishichi Sake Brewery was established…