NYC: Aftertaste 2 Balance & Harmony

jos_aftertaste.jpgJoy of Sake Aftertaste # 2 Balance & Harmony
One characteristic all prize-winning sakes possesses is “balance.” For most sake judges, balance is more important than either taste or aroma. But what exactly is it that is in balance? And how can we tell if a sake is balanced or unbalanced? This month’s tasting explores one of the more elusive concepts in sake appreciation.

We’ll try over 30 well-balanced junmai, ginjo and daiginjo labels, and for comparison a few that failed to achieve overall harmony. The tasting takes an hour and is followed by sake appetizers and congenial sake-sipping until 8:00 p.m.

The May Aftertaste will be held at En Japanese Brasserie in the West Village.
The restaurant is preparing a special menu of appetizers to accompany the sake selections.

Reservations may be made online through the following link: Aftertaste New York Online Ticket Purchase. All sales are final and attendance is limited to
70 persons.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
En Japanese Brasserie
435 Hudson Street (at Leroy)
Registration from 5:30 p.m.
Program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.
$37 per person