Joy of Sake Aftertaste # 2 Balance & Harmony
One characteristic all prize-winning sakes possesses is â€œbalance.â€ 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
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