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The Joy of Sake – NYC…………………………$90
Oct. 21, 2011 • 6:00-9:00PM
The Altman Building
131 West 18TH Street
New York, NY

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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.

Phone Purchases
To charge tickets over the phone, call:
(808) 222-0195

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The Joy of Sake – Honolulu…………………………$80
Sep. 9, 2011 • 7:00-9:30PM
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
2255 Kalakaua Avenue

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The Joy of Sake moves to an elegant new seaside venue this year—Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. The hotel’s three ballrooms and adjacent foyer provide plenty of space for meandering about the sake tasting tables and restaurant stations in air-conditioned comfort.

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 in Honolulu every year with ten judges from Japan and the U.S.

Over 300 sakes will be available for tasting, along with appetizers presented by 15 of Honolulu’s finest restaurants. This year’s event is held on a Friday, and the Sheraton Waikiki is offering special kamaÊ»aina rates to local residents who’d like to “sleep over.”

Phone Purchases
To charge tickets over the phone, call:
(808) 222-0195

To Purchase Tickets online, CLICK HERE

Hakkaisan : Virtual Brewery Tour and Tasting
Come join us at the Japanese Culinary Center for a unique visit to Hakkaisan Brewery.

Join Kumiko Kurosawa of Hakkaisan, Tim Sullivan of Urban Sake and George Kao of NY Mutual Trading as they bring various elements of Sake to this event.

Kumiko Kurosawa will speak briefly about her experiences in the sake business and pass the spotlight to Tim Sullivan who will take us through a Brewery Tour of Hakkaisan. Hakkaisan is located in Niigata Prefecture and is the most densely populated Sake region in Japan. Hakkaisan’s new state of the art facility brews an incredible amount of quality Japanese Sake that has caught the attention of sake fans all over the world.

Culinary Director George Kao will pair 4 different Sakes with flavors of the world.

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First Course :

Japanese Eggplant infused in Dashi Broth

Paired with Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo

Second Course :

A variety of Charcuterie and Cheeses

Paired with Hakkaisan Genshu (Special bottle. Currently not available in the States)

Third Course :

Miso Marinated Pan Seared Foie Gras

Paired with Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai

Fourth Course :

Chinese San-Bei Chicken

Paired with Hakkaisan Honjozo

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**The Tasting Portion of the Event will demonstrate the dexterity of sake and the wide spectrum of foods it can pair with.

***All guests will take home a Hakkaisan DVD featuring the Brewery Tour.

Date: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: The Japanese Culinary Center
711 3rd Avenue, New York NY 10017
(on 45th Street Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
Price: $55.00
Seats: 20

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Register at www.japaneseculinarycenter.com

**Reservations are on a first come first served basis. There will be a 20 person limit per class. **

At this point, pretty much everyone in NYC has heard about Ippudo Ramen, or if not, You’ve heard about the lines at Ippudo Ramen! There is usually a wait and a crowd to be found there, but the good news is the ramen is delicious and very authentic, ergo the monumental success.

This month, Ippudo is offering a special sake on their menu – namely the bold Minato Harbor Futsushu brewed by Naba Sake Brewery in in Akita. I was able to visit Naba Brewery last year and saw for myself where this amazing sake comes from.

Futsushu is considered “regular sake” is Japan and makes up 80% of the entire sake market. There is a reason it pairs so well with Ramen! Ramen is Japanese comfort food and tends to be greasy and filling. A sake like Minato Harbor Futsushu is perfect for ramen and matches each slurp with a palate cleansing splash of sake goodness.

If you haven’t yet, brave the crowds at Ippudo and see what all the fuss is about. Also, try the Minato Harbor Futsushu Sake. It’s a perfect pairing!

Address
Ippudo Ramen
65 Fourth Avenue (Between 9th and 10th Street)
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-388-0088

Business Hours
Lunch
Mon – Sat : 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sun : 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon – Thu : 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Fri – Sat : 5:00 pm – 12:30 am
Sun : 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express

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Time Saturday, August 6 · 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location Sakaya NYC
324 East 9th Street , New York, NY 10003

Chance to taste “Kagatobi Junmai Daiginjo Shiboritate” and “Kagatobi Junmai Ginjo”.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

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