Sake family Picnic

p1040626I had lovely homemade lunch with my Sakagura family under the huge tree last weekend. Always big fun to see them. It was raining, but the big tree protected us from the rain.

Sake?

Do not question me:p

My special small snack “ATE” for Sake

royal_menu2 Rakkyo—-it’s pickled shallots in Japan.

This Rakkyo is soooo special!

Komiya Miko, Co.,Ltd Chiba pref. Japan

TEL.0470-22-2238 / FAX.0470-22-1737

This Rakkyo is the best Rakkyo ever!! It’s named “Tama Ogon Rakkyo” which means golden ball pickled shallots.

My favorite Japanese restaurant Momokawa restaurant’s owner Mie-san gave it to me as a souvenir from Japan.

The special Rakkyo is much bigger, much juicier and much crunchier than regular Rakkyo!! Sipping sake with this Rakkyo is my secret pleasure at my home now. (please don’t tell my husband about this secret….)

I already can not wait to have my Rakkyo-time tonight!

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Yumiko Kayukawa gallery show in Chelsea

kayukawa_kotori_chan-300x360A Japanese artist named Yumiko Kayukawa, who’s having a
gallery show at the Joshua Liner Gallery in Chelsea in July. The opening
reception will be on July 11th. She’s a really popular emerging
artist with a large fan base and many collectors of her work. Her shows
typically sell out.

Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai and Tengumai Junmai GInjo UmaGin will be served at the opening reception. Here are links to both Yumiko’s site and the gallery’s site… Please take a look!

http://www.sweetyumiko.com

http://www.joshualinergallery.com

Honolulu Joy of Sake 2009

josJOY OF SAKE: HONOLULU
Join visiting brewers from Japanand sake enthusiasts from Hawaii and Japan to sample this year’s newly released fall sakes. Over 300 sakes, including gold and silver award winners from this year’s U.S. National Sake Appraisal, will be featured.

Good food and fine sake are made to be enjoyed together. A splendid array of sake appetizers prepared by 12 outstanding restaurants provides an ideal accompaniment to the many fine daiginjo, ginjo and junmai sakes available for sampling.

Welcome to the Joy of Sake Ticket Store

The Joy of Sake – Honolulu…………………………………………….$70
Aug. 21, 2009 • 6PM-8:30PM
Honolulu Academy of Arts
900 Beretania Street

Phone Purchases
To charge tickets over the phone, call:
(808) 739-1000 or toll-free (888) 739-1007

NYC Joy of Sake 2009

josJOY OF SAKE: NEW YORK
Join visiting brewers from Japan and sake enthusiasts from New York and Japan to sample this year’s newly released fall sakes. Over 300 sakes, including gold and silver award winners from this year’s U.S. National Sake Appraisal, will be featured.

Good food and fine sake are made to be enjoyed together. A splendid array of sake appetizers prepared by 20 outstanding restaurants provides an ideal accompaniment to the many fine daiginjo, ginjo and junmai sakes available for sampling.

The Joy of Sake – New York City…………………….$80  ( $90 at the door )
September 24, 2009 • 6PM-9PM
Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street

Purchase by Phone
To charge tickets over the phone, call:
Toll-free Hot Line 888-799-7242

Do you have your own sake cup for sake event?

2853_1091906711550_1642998307_221764_3734502_n2I don’t want to taste good sake with plastic cup. It tastes plastic, and the cups are wasting at many tasting events.

My sake cup for sake tasting is from Miyasaka Brewery of Masumi.

The bag is made by Les Toiles du Soleil. I asked them to fix the size for my sake cup. So cute, isn’t it?

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A Refreshing Nigori for Spring-Summer season

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Junmai Ginjo

The smoothest Nigori ever!

2853_1091897671324_1642998307_221731_5638617_npaired with my new favorite summer sandals from Les Toiles du Soleil

Great Japanese food and Sake in Westchester

img_0374Sushi Nanase

(914) 285-5351

522 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY

The owner, Mr. and Mrs. Takeda are Sakagura’s regular customers. They come to Sakagura for drink sake almost every Wednesday for their regular holiday. I finally went to Nanase for dinner with my ex-boss Mr. Kadoi who is a former manager of Sakagura.

We started with Kaiun Junmai GInjo, and moved to Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai for beautiful summer appetizers. All dishes were very beautiful creative works and delicious. The combination of Nanbu Bijin and jellied red pepper with orange juice was great!

Of course, Sushi Nanase serves great Sushi and Sashimi, but their all small dishes are great. Also, they have good sake selections. I highly recommend this place, Sushi Nanase!

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