March 3 is Girl’s Day in Japan, celebrated with colorful dolls, festive foods and furtive nips of shirozake (sweet white sake) when the parents aren’t looking.
To enjoy this happy holiday, we’ve assembled a selection of demure, charming sakes for the ladies and well-built, stalwart labels for the gentlemen. There are 37 daiginjo, ginjo and junmai labels in all, each with its own distinctive flavor, texture and aroma.
The tasting takes an hour, followed by sake appetizers and congenial sake-sipping until 8:00 p.m. Chef Tetsuya Harikawa’s menu for the evening features two Girl’s Day favorites plus two of his own signature dishes.
For tickets please go to the Aftertaste Ticket Store or call Pua at 808-222-0195. Attendance is limited to 60 persons.
Into the Valley of the Dolls
Torafuku (10914 West Pico Blvd.)
Wednesday, March 3, 2010