Photos: Hakubai x Dassai Kaiseki Dinner

The Kitano New York and Dassai present
Special Spring Kaiseki Dinner served with Dassai
in the Private Tatami Room

Photos by Kumi Hayase

My event pictures on Chamagraphy

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HAKKAISAN–HAKKAISAN BREWERY

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Hakkaisan Brewery Co., LTD 1051 Nagamori, Minami-Uonuma, Niigata, Japan

Photos: Sake Tasting & Cultural/Business Exchange in NJ

Japan-US Alliance of New Jersey, Japanese American Society of NewJersey & Crowne Plaza Englewood
In Collaboration with Sake Discoveries, LLC, NY Mutual Trading Inc., WINEBOW Inc., New York Taiko Aikokai, Gotta Eat Sweets

Photos by Kumi Hayase Chamagraphy

SUITMAN X HAKKAISAN

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Suitman Young Kim with Hakkaisan

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Japanese Night Out Otafuku’s Okonomiyaki,Takoyaki & Hakkaisan

Get as close to Japan as you can get without stepping on a plane. You’ll have a chance to taste your favorite savory Japanese pancake お好み焼き OKONOMIYAKI and those oh-so-delicious Japanese octopus dumpling balls たこ焼き TAKOYAKI from OTAFUKU, one of New York’s favorite Japanese hotspots.
Also Sake Sommelier Chizuko, the founder of Sake Discoveries will serve you samples of some of Japan’s best sake from Hakkaisan Brewery which uses only highly polished, locally-produced sake rice from Niigata Prefecture which is known for producing high quality rice and water. The ‘Hakkaisan’ series has a lot of loyal fans in Japan as this sake is a clear, crisp and refined honjozo. You’ll be served three types of sake for tasting, Hakkaisan’s Ginjo, Tokubetsu Junmai, and Honjozo (warm).

3 kinds of Hakkaisan tasting set with Okonomiyaki & Takoyaki
$35 (Including tax & tips)
Guest speaker
Ms. Kumiko Kurosawa from Hakkaisan brewery

Limited to 30people!
Get your ticket right now!!

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The Tenth Akita Sake Club Spring Sake Tasting on Wed. May 5th

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Akita Sake Club (ASC) was established in June 2006 to introduce AKITA Prefecture’s sake, food, and goods to the people in the NYC area. This Spring, ASC is proud to announce “The Tenth Akita Sake Tasting Event” on May 5th, 2010. Please join over 16 visiting sake brewers from Akita and different all across Japan to taste over 30 of finest sake we have chosen for you to try.

You can also savour some of Akita’s delicacies such as Inaniwa cold udon noodle, Akita miso flaor honey chicken, Iburi gakko (Smoked daikon radish pickles), miso flavor been curd and many othters. Sappro beer will be served as well. For our environment’s sake, please bring your own sake glass ochoko! Guest musicians will be performing Jazz for our guests.

Organizer : ASC (Akita Sake Club)

Sponsor: Sun Pop International Corporation

Date: Wednesday May 5th

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Lcation: The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.

15 West 44th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036

Space is limited and reservation is required. Please pay the admission fee by Cash (No change, please) at the reception desk.

Admission Fee: $50

Reservation/Contact: Masatoshi Yamamoto

Sun Pop International Corporation

Tel: 212-682-4393

e-mail: sunpop@att.net

Sakagura Presents “OHANAMI” Sake Tasting on April 19th 2010

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SAKAGURA presents


The Annual “OHANAMI” Sake Tasting

Dinner Party

2010


Enjoy Over 50 Selections of Nihon-shu!!

Thank you very much for waiting, Sake Connoisseurs!


Monday, April 19th, 2010

Sakagura is very excited to announce the arrival of our anticipated Sake Tasting Event in 2010. The tasting event will feature over 50 selections include newly arrived sakes that are yet to be introduced in the New York market carefully chosen from sake masters and distributors who have been taking an active part in the “Nihon-shu” industry in the U.S. market.

It would take a life time consume all the different varieties of sake available, but we believe these selections will open up new regions of the palette for tasters.
Sakagura will be decorated with lots of fresh real cherry blossoms in the whole restaurant. We will serve Sakagura Executive Chef, Mr. Yasuhiro Honma’s special seasonal dishes on this event. Welcome you to join us and let us “KANPAI” under the amazing sakura trees!

*Please note that there will be a

DINNER (SEATED) STYLE SAKE TASTING PARTY


(WE DO NOT TAKE STAND-UP TASTING RESERVATION)


Schedule: Monday, April 19th

1st Round :  6:15 pm –   8:30 pm

2nd Round:  9:00 pm – 11:15 pm

Sake Tasting Fee: $30 per person (food, tax and gratuity not included)
*Minimum Charge: $60 Per Person

Guests: 140 Guests Limited
*Prompt RSVPs are recommended.


RSVP Hotline: 212-953-SAKE (7253)
Credit card number is required to process the RSVPs.
(24-Hour Cancellation Policy)

We start taking RSVPs on 4/9 (Friday) through 4/17 (Saturday).


RSVPs will be standing by
Monday through Friday after 3pm to 9pm

and

Saturday and Sunday after 5pm to 9pm.


(Please do not leave messages for booking RSVP this party. We might not be able to return your call.)


SAKAGURA


211 East 43rd Street B1F
New York, NY 10017
(Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue)
www.sakagura.com

Business Hours:
Lunch: Mon-Fri      11:30 am  - 14:20 pm

Dinner: Mon-Thu    18:00 pm –  23:45 pm
Fri-Sat        18:00 pm  - 24:45 am
Sun             18:00 pm  - 22:45 pm

OUR SISTER RESTAURANT, “ROBATAYA NEW YORK” IS NOW OPEN FOR BRUNCH ON WEEKENDS !!!!!
ROBATAYA NEW YORK
231 EAST 9TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10003
(BETWEEN 2ND AND 3RD AVENUES)
212-979-9674
WWW.ROBATAYA-NY.COM