Sake and Nobu at De Gustibus Cooking School

Sakes served at DeGustibus

Sakes served at DeGustibus

Recently, I had the good fortune to get invited to introduce some sakes at a cooking class – but this wasn’t just any cooking class, this was a cooking seminar from the chefs of Nobu New York, Nobu Next Door and Nobu 57 at the renowned De Gustibus Cooking School inside Macy’s.

I was presenting 5 stellar sakes to pair with their wonderful omakase course which we were not only going to eat but also learn how to make.

Each course was presented by a different chef from Nobu and I introduced each sake at the start of each course. The pairings were fun and there was a lot of playing around with “umami”, that concept of savory deliciousness, in both the sakes and the nobu dishes.

The reaction from the students was enthusiastic! Everyone seemed to love the food and sake pairings as well. Check out the food pairings and lots of photos below to get a sense of the evening. If you’re interested in De Gustibus Cooking School, I can’t recommend it highly enough – it’s a great place study fine cuisine!