July 17, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category: Sake Tastings
#SUMOSTEW is back and bigger than ever!
Get ready for our outdoor summer special!
Tuesday, July 17th, 6-9PM @ Arrogant Swine (173 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206)
Inspired by a trip to Japan, photographer Michael Harlan Turkell (harlanturk.com) returned to New York City with aspirations of importing this ancient sport and teamed up with Harry Rosenblum, owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen (thebrooklynkitchen.com), a center for culinary education. The two created a series based around plentiful bowls of chankonabe, the “sumo stew” wrestlers prepare and eat before matches. The hearty broth is loaded with fortifying protein and vegetables. This, paired with the live streamed bimonthly grand tournaments, makes for a lively event, bringing hungry first time and long-standing sumo fans ringside.
This round of SUMO STEW will feature a North Carolina BBQ-style Whole Hog chankonabe in collaboration with Tyson Ho of Arrogant Swine, arrogantswine.com.
Every guest will also get a special bento box, composed of Japanese-inspired dishes from top local chefs, including (subject to change):
Spicy Beef Shank & Yuba Salad from Junzi, junzi.kitchen
Mushroom & Pickled Plum Onigiri (rice balls) from Momo Sushi Shack, momosushishack.com
Seaweed Salad with Ikura and Fried Potato from Juku, jukunyc.com
Hiyashi Chukka (cold ramen) from O Ya, http://o-ya.restaurant/o-ya-nyc
Shaved Ice from Bonsai Kakigori, bonsaikakigori.com
Mochi Ice Cream, mochidoki.com
Nikka Whisky cocktail by Natasha Bermudez of Llama Inn, nikka.com, llamainnnyc.com
Mizu Shochu, mizushochu.com
A selection of Sake from Jamie Graves of Skurnik Wines, skurnik.com
Japanese tea from Ito En, itoen.com
Wuhao tenugui (Japanese-style multi-purpose cloths), wuhaonyc.com
Japanese ink painting performance by Taisan Tanaka, shogakaboz.jp
Kimono and yukata rentals and sales from Kaede, kaedenyc.com
Tickets and information:
(Must be 21+ to attend) (No refunds on tickets canceled 72 hours before the event)
*The $60 ticket grants each participant a bento box, bowl of chankonabe, and 2 drink tickets to be used for sake, shochu, or a whisky cocktail – and round after round of sumo. Beer and additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
**A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society. japansociety.org
Michael Harlan Turkell, [email protected], 646.808.4159
Harry Rosenblum, [email protected], 718.389.2982
Sun Noodle, ramen, sunnoodle.com
D’Artagnan, pork, dartagnan.com
Happy Valley Meat Co., beef, happyvalleymeat.com
Hodo Soy, *yuba, tofu, hodosoy.com
The Japanese Pantry, artisan Japanese pantry ingredients, thejapanesepantry.com
Kayanoya, dashi, usa.kayanoya.com
Breville, Control Freak induction burners, brevilleusa.com
*Yuba: A Kyoto delicacy, fresh yuba is rare even in Asia. Nutty, sweet and with a distinctive bite that is firm yet chewy, yuba is the thin veil that forms on the surface of heated soymilk as the cream and protein rise to the surface. Sometimes known as tofu skin, these greatly prized sheets are harvested by hand, and Hodo is the only organic, fresh yuba maker in the United States.
***SUMO logo by Taisan Tanaka, shogakaboz.jp