San Francisco: Sake Day 2008

sakeday.jpgBe a part of history on Wednesday October 1st at Ft. Mason’s “Golden Gate Room” when the world stops for a day – and sake lives for a night! Nihonshu no Hi is the day of sake in Japan every October 1st and partners True Sake, Mari’s Catering and Sozai Restaurant honor this great occasion by throwing the definitive sake-centric party in San Francisco.

When: Oct 1st from 6-9PM Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Where: Ft. Mason (Golden Gate Room) San Francisco

What: Complimentary sake glass, 5 Cuisine and sake paired dishes, 5 unique tasting stations, multiple vendor sake stations, welcome cask sake, live Okinawa band, and many raffles and give-away’s!

How Much: $85/sake reveler. Ticket purchase information below. Note: at the door, tickets will be cash only.

Why: If you love sake and learning more about this libation this day is your event!

Who: The good people at True Sake “America’s First Sake Store” and Mari’s Catering/Sozai Restaurant.

Tickets may be purchased on-line here or at the True Sake store and at Sozai Restaurant. Tickets will be cash only at the door.

Sake Day is the definitive sake exploration and tasting event in the Bay Area and is hosted by folks who know sake best! Think part sake Oktoberfest, part sake science, part sake appreciation, part sake exploration, part sake education and all sake enthusiasm. This event is a sake carnival of sorts where drinkers leave with as much knowledge in their heads as sake in their bellies!

If you know sake then you know that Sake Day is the best resource for not only tasting sake, but learning more about what you are drinking! If you are new to sake then this event represents a colorful and entertaining party that speaks the language of sake in its most basic sense – enjoyment!

The unique sake exploration stations range from a “Blind Tasting Station” with 8 sakes with two sakes being the same – can you pick the same sakes? – to a “Vertical Sake Tasting Station” with a Junmai, Ginjo and Dai Ginjo sake from the same brewery. Also try the “Find the Nigori Station” where we pour three of the same sakes, Junmai, Nama Junmai and Junmai Nigori to see if you can blindly identify the Nigori – sounds easy right? This station had a 30% correct rate at the Second Annual Sake Day celebration – harder than it sounds! And of course we will have the “Damaged Sake” station to show the durability and resilience of sake under duress. Plus much much more!