Autumn Tengumai Night on Oct 5th 2010 at Sakagura


Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sakagura cordially invites you to “Autumn Tengumai Night”!

We will welcome Mr. Kazunari Shata, executive director of Shata Brewery from Ishikawa, Japan.
The three sakes that have been carefully selected (including ones yet-to-be introduced to the New York market) for that night are:

“Tengumai Tasting Set”
Served with Seasonal Appetizer $20.00
Tengumai Umajun Junmai (served warm)
Tengumai Yamahai Junmai (served hot)
Tengumai Ko-koshu Junmai Daiginjo (Labeled by Alexander Gelman)

Seasonal Appetizer:
秋刀魚のきのこ和え Sanma Kinoko-Ae
Lightly Grilled Pike Mackerel Served with Seasonal Kinoko Mushrooms

Also, Tengumai original gifts (Ochoko – small sake cup and Japanese “Habanero” Sauce) are being planned for the first 30 guests who order “Tengumai Tasting Set”!

Prompt RSVPs are recommended for an evening not to be missed.
RSVP Hotlines : 212-953-SAKE (7253)
RSVP will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis. We cannot hold orders in advance

Please don’t forget our annual “Nihon-shu no Hi” – National Sake Day celebration from October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sake nights!

NEW YORK, NY 10017
(bet 2nd and 3rd Avenue)
212-953-SAKE (7253)

Plate by Plate on Oct. 1st 2010

Happy Sake Day on October 1st!

I’ll be serving Daishichi, Dassai, Hakkaisan, Tengumai, Nanbu Bijin, and Shochu Kan no Ko at PLATE BY PLATE event! Please come join us!

General Information & Directions

Friday, October 1, 2010

VIP Reception: 6:30 – 7:30pm

Main Event: 7:30 – 11:00pm

Location: Metropolitan Pavilion South – 125 West 18th Street NYC 10011.

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About the Event

Project by Project New York Chapter is proud to host our 12th Annual Tasting Benefit, Plate by Plate, our signature event produced in NYC, LA and SF.

Each year, the event showcases New York City’s premier restaurants and is attended by over 550 food and wine loving guests who look forward to sampling what the city’s best has to offer. The organization and benefits from the previous years have been featured on Bravo TV’s hit reality show, Top Chef, and MTV-K, as well as some of New York’s best culinary publications.

Net proceeds from this year’s event will benefit our 2010 partner,

The Hamilton Madison House

Hamilton Madison House

Hamilton Madison House, a non-profit settlement house in the Two Bridges/Chinatown area of Manhattan’s Lower East Side dedicated to improving the quality of life in its community and beyond. Its wide range of programs include behavioral health services, senior care, youth development and immigrant services.

Project by Project chose Hamilton Madison House as our 2010 Health Care Partner because it exhibits a strong dedication to providing life and health services to the Asian American community. We hope you join us to raise awareness for this worthwhile organization during our 2010 season.

The Fascinating World of TENGUMAI The best Kanzake ever.

The Fascinating World of “TENGUMAI”

The best Kanzake ever.

“TENGUMAI” was born in Ishikawa prefecture at the Shata Brewery in 1823. “TENGUMAI” literally means “Dancing Goblin”. Long ago, the Kura (sake house) was surrounded by deep forest and the rustling of leaves sounded like what was interpreted as “a Goblin dancing when the wind blows”. The Tengumai name came from that tale.

Commonly called Yamahai, Yamahai-Shikomi, is presented by the well known brand, Tengumai. Yamahai has a very distinct flavor all its own. In the process of yamahai, the lactic acid develops much sooner which makes for a unique bacteria where even the cells of the wild yeast enter the Moto (a yeast starter). This makes for a bold flavor set.

We would like you to enjoy Tengumai at different temperatures since it is an excellent choice for Kanzake (warmed sake). It is also a great choice for pairing with cheeses. At this event, we will welcome the brewmaster, Mr.Kazunari Shata of Shata brewery of Ishikawa prefecture, Japan. He will bring a special sake “Tengumai Aged Junmai Daiginjo Labeled by Alexander Gelman” for this special event. You will also be given a special gift; an original kiki-choko (a small sake cup)!

Date: Thurday October, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: The Japanese Culinary Center
711 3rd Avenue, New York NY 10017
(on 45th Street Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

Price: $20

Seats: 30

Register at www.japaneseculinarycenter .com

A line of Tengumai
Tengumai Yamahai Junmai
Tengumai Umagin (Ginjo)
Tengumai Umajun (Junmai)
Tengumai Aged Junmai Daiginjo labeled by Alexander Gelman

Hakubaku Restaurant Week in NYC!

Hakubaku Restaurant Week in New York City

From October 4th to 9th, enjoy a special menu featuring the 16 grains of Hakubaku.
…Three different restaurants will create and offer a healthy menu using a highly nutrituous blend of 16 grains.

What is Hakubaku?

Based in Yamanashi Japan, Hakubaku has been producing mainly barley, wheat and rice food products. Their corporate philosophy is based on the existing “New Tradition in Food” idea, and has been further expanded.

The history of Hakubaku is a history of development and popularization of barley meal that tastes good and is easy to eat. Hakubaku has been involved in the business of staple food producton for more than sixty years. Hakubaku is continually involved in intensive research and development of an every better tasting and healthier barley.

For more information about Hakubaku, please visit their website.

Participating Restaurants and menu

Restaurant: 15 East

Address: 15 E 15th street New York, NY 10003
Phone Number: 212-647-0015

Menu: Special Prefix Menu $29.00

1. Soba Salad, Nigiri, Dessert
2. Sashimi, Lobster Risotto with 16 grains, Dessert

Choice of desserts
1. Barley tea Jello, Shun no ten Daiginjo and Shiso flavor sorbet
2. Black bean mousse

Restaurant: CHOM CHOM

Address: 40 West 56th street New York, NY
Phone Number: 212-213-2299

Menu: Vegetable Bibimbap with 16 grains $17 (includes a complementary a glass of
*15 portions a day (including both Lunch and Dinner)

Restaurant: Cha-An

Address: 230 E 9th street 2nd Fl New York, NY 10079

Phone Number: 212-228-8030

Menu: 1. Deep fried “Ankoro mochi” red bean mochi covered with a blend of 16 grains
Served with Honey Phoenix Oolong Tea $10.00

Menu: 2. Deep fried “Mitarashi dango” 16 grain mochi topped with a sweet soy flavored sauce
Served with Honey Phoenix Oolong Tea $10.00

*Important Note: These special menus are not available at Cha-An on Tuesday October 5th and
Wednesday October 6th. On Oct 4,7,8 and 9th the special menus are available, but only 10 portions a day from opening to 6pm.


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This once-a-year event features the world’s finest sakes in peak condition and the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. Over 300 sakes will be available for tasting, along with appetizers presented by 12 of New York’s finest restaurants.

More information from here!

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September Hakkaisan Sake Restaurant Week

Many wonderful Japanese restaurants in New York City will join us to celebrate Hakkaisan Sake Week from September 20th – 26th. During this time you can get some amazing specials that feature Hakkaisan Sake paired with some delicious food! Participating restaurants include Kyoya, 15 East and Hakubai.

94 East 7th st
New York, NY 10009
(212) 982-4140

(NOTE: Kyoya is closed on Monday Sept 20th)
1 small glass of Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo for free as a welcome drink for guests who ordered Kyoya Kaiseki course
Their Kaiseki dinner course is: $95, $120, $150
Reservation is necessary by one day before!

15 East
15 E 15th St
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.647.0015

(NOTE: 15 East is closed on Sunday Sept 26th)
Special Hakkaisan tasting set, Honjozo, Tokubetsu Junmai, Junmai ginjo comes with today’s small otsumami $24 Hakkaisan ochoko and wood masu as a gift too.

The Kitano Hotel 66 Park Ave
New York, NY 10016-3007
(212) 885-7111

1 small carafe of Hakkaisan Junmai GInjo comes with 3 kinds of sake appetizers (otsumami) $25
(ANKIMO steamed monk fish liver, SHIROMI SHUTO AE fresh raw white fish marinated bonito insides,
NASU INAKANI simmered eggplant with okura and yam)

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Hakkaisan Sake & Kitano Hotel Fall Kaiseki Dinner

On September 24th Hakubai Restaurant in The Kitano New York will be holding a special Kaiseki event called “Kaiseki Hajime no Ippo” (great first step to enjoying Kaiseki style food). Mr. Kojima, director/deputy general manager of The Kitano NY will guide all about Kaiseki of Hakubai, and sake teacher/sake samurai Timothy Sullivan will guide about Hakkaisan.
This event is limited to only 16 participants. The cost is $65 per person (does not include tax & tip). You will be served 3 kinds of Hakkaisan including a special sake. Also, you will get some gifts from Hakkaisan and The Kitano New York.

To reserve your spot, please contact at Manami at The Kitano New York.

Event Location:
Hakubai Restaurant at The Kitano Hotel New York
66 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016

Sept 24th Friday 6:30pm – 9:00pm

$65 per person (does not include tax and tips)

For Reservations, Please contact:
Manami: or Tel: 212-885-7072