Belle Chanto

New York Japanese restaurant Chanto was host recently to a fantastic evening of Daiginjo Sake, Tuna and dancing. The sake was really top notch. It was all Daiginjo or Junmai Daiginjo – some of the best stuff to be had. A huge piece of tuna was cut up and served in many ways and was just delicious. Finally, dancers kimono-clad provided some beautiful entertainment. It was a terrific evening and a great atmosphere! Special thanks to Mr. Teramoto, Chanto Manager and MR Matsumoto from Mutual Trading for making us all feel so welcome.

If you haven’t tried Chanto yet, I recommend you give them a visit.

15 East

I took Scott out for his birthday to a fantastic new sushi restaurant – 15 East. They have an amazing sake selection to boot. So, it turned out to be a treat for both of us. In this video I just wanted to give you a flavor of what we experienced. I also highlight some of the sakes they offer by the glass on their extensive sake list. If you’ve tried this place, please leave a comment and let me know what you thought of it.

15 East is not to be missed so cook up a special occasion and give it a try!

Sake Cyber Tasting Spring 2007

The idea behind our International Cyber Sake tasting is to have sake bloggers from all over the world taste the same sakes on the same evening and report in on their blogs as to how these sakes stacked up in their part of the world. To get an idea of how Manhattan reacted to these sakes, check out the video below. When you’re done, hop on over to Tokyo Through the Drinking Glass, The Sake Diaries, Shizuoka Sake, TokyoFoodcast and Itadakimasu for other reactions.

Have you tried any of these sakes? Let me know what you think!