Sakagura Daishichi “Big Seven” Week

Sakagura Daishichi “Big Seven” Week
Monday, May 23rd to Friday, May 27th, 2011

We are very honored to announce that special guests are coming to Sakagura on Tuesday evening, May 24th 2011. Join us in welcoming Mr. Hideharu Ohta, the 10th generation owner of Daishichi Sake Brewery (http://english.daishichi.com) and Mr. Ad Blankestijn, Daishichi Sake Brewery’s master sake sommelier, who will be in attendance and available to answer all your questions about Daishichi KIMOTO sake.
Daishichi Sake Brewery was established in 1752, and is based in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Japan. Daishichi makes rich, mellow sakes whose outstanding reputation comes from an insistence on a strictly orthodox brewing tradition: the KIMOTO method. All Daishichi products are superb examples of KIMOTO style sake.

On Tuesday, May 24th we will offer a very special tasting set “Daishichi Brewery Set” highlighting Horeki Daishichi, Minowamon, Daishichi Yuki Shibori for $30.00 (regular price $36).
For this one night only you can meet Mr. Hideharu Ohta, the 10th generation owner of Daishichi and Mr. Ad Blankstijn, master sake sommelier of Daishichi brewery, who will be in attendance! (7pm – 9pm)

May 23rd and 25th to 27th
Enjoy our special Daishichi Kimoto Tasting Set featuring “Daishichi Brewery Set” for $32.oo (regular price $36).

Fukushima products have been in the news lately, but we’re happy to report Daishichi sake has had no damage. Nihonmatsu City is over 40 miles away from the nuclear plant, and their brewery is solidly constructed, including 12.5 inch thick concrete walls, keeping their sake in a very safe environment.

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.

酒蔵 SAKAGURA
211 EAST 43rd Street B1F
New York, NY 10017
(Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue)
212-953-SAKE (7253)
www.sakagura.com <http://www.sakagura.com>
http://sakaguranyc.blog64.fc2.com

ARTISANAL SAKE DINNER WITH DAISHICHI “BIG SEVEN” SAKE BREWERY

Monday May 23rd, 2011

This special limited dinner includes 8 food courses & 6 types of delicious Daishichi Kimoto sake, including the amazing Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo Shizuku Genshu “Horeki Daishichi”.

Cost: $145 (not including tax & tip)

15 East: 15 E 15th St # B
New York, NY 10003
(212) 647-0015

Daishichi Sake Brewery was established in 1752, and is based in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Japan. Daishichi makes rich, mellow sakes whose outstanding reputation comes from an insistence on a strictly orthodox brewing tradition: the KIMOTO method. All Daishichi products are superb examples of KIMOTO style sake.

On Monday, May 23rd, we welcome Mr. Hideharu Ohta, the 10th generation owner of Daishichi Sake Brewery and Mr. Ad Blankestijn,
Daishichi Sake Brewery’s master sake sommelier.

Fukushima products have been in the news lately, but we’re happy to report Daishichi sake has had no damage. Nihonmatsu
City is over 40 miles away from the nuclear plant, and their brewery is solidly constructed, including 12.5 inch thick concrete walls, keeping their sake in a very safe environment.

Sake Lovers Photos: Lucky Rice Grand Feast at Mandarin Oriental NY

May 6th 2011, 7pm – 10 pm $150, VIP 6pm – 7pm $250  Grand Feast at The Oriental Mandarin NY

hosted by LuckyRice Culinary Council  Presented by HSBC Bank

Participating food + drink

Angelo Sosa
Asiate
Bann Restaurant
Baotique at Covet
Bar Boulud
Indochine
Kittichai
Má Pêche
David Wong/IFT, Macau
Hasni Ghazali, Bentara/Malaysia Kitchen
Matsuri
Mehtaphor
9 Restaurant for FIJI Water
Orson Salicetti for BOMBAY SAPPHIRE
Pichet Ong/Spot Dessert Bar
PUBLIC
Shun Lee
Suntory Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky
Wines of Germany
Woo Lae Oak
Zengo
And More…

Photos by Fuko Chubachi  More photos here! Sakelovers.com

Sake Lovers Photos: The 12th Spring Akita Sake Club Tasting Event

The 12th Spring Akita Sake Club Tasting Event for Tohoku, Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund
Akita Sake Club (ASC) was established in June 2006 to introduce the sake, food and culture from Akita Prefecture to the NYC area. This spring, ASC is proud to announce “The Charity Akita Sake Tasting Event” on May 13, 2011.

Come join over 20 sake from Akita and different all over Japan to taste over 40 of the finest sakes we have chosen for you to try. In addition, we have added many Sake’s from the Tohoku Region to supplement the current variety as well.

Savour some of Akita’s delicacies such as Cold Inaniwa Noodles, Akita Miso- Flavor Honey Chicken, Iburi Gakko (Smoked radish pickles), Reimen (Cold Noodle from Iwate), Miso Oden from Aomori, Zengo-zuke pickles from Yamagata and many others.

Enjoy performances by guest musicians Mr. Satoshi Kanazawa from Aomori, who will be performing on the Classic Piano as well as cool “neo-Enka Japanese blues” The Neo Blues Roll.
http://www.myspace.com/neo​bluesmaki

Be green and please bring your sake glass.

Sake Sommelier Ms. Chizuko Niikawa will also be present with any questions regarding our sake tastings.
You can exchange your donation for Special goods from Brewers etc. The profit from this event shall be sent to Tohoku, Japan through NY Japanese-American Lions Club.

Organizer: The Akita Sake Club (Akita Yukari no Kai)
Sponsor: The Hoku Hoku Kai and Sun Pop International Corporation

Date: May 13, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.
Address: 15 West 44th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036
Admission Fee: $60

Reservation/Contact: Masatoshi Yamamoto
Sun Pop International Corporation
Tel: 212-682-4393
e-mail: sunpop@att.net
Akita Sake Club Website: http://ascc.blog55.fc2.com​/

Sakelovers.com was launched!

Our sake event photos are now on sakelovers.com! We’ll post more soon!

Photos by Fuko Chubachi

Hakubai Dinner featuring DAISHICHI “BIG SEVEN” Kimoto Sake

Hakubai Seasonal Kaiseki Dinner Featuring Daishichi “Big Seven” Kimoto Sake

Daishichi Sake Brewery was established in 1752, and is based in Nihonmatsu City, Fukushima Japan. Daishichi makes rich, mellow sakes whose outstanding reputation comes from an insistence on a strictly orthodox brewing tradition: the KIMOTO method. All Daishichi products are superb examples of KIMOTO style sake.
On Thursday, May 19th, we welcome Mr. Hideharu Ohta, the 10th generation owner of Daishichi Sake Brewery and Mr. Ad Blankestijn,
Daishichi Sake Brewery’s master sake sommelier to talk to us about their intriguing KIMOTO sake.
Fukushima products have been in the news lately, but we’re happy to report Daishichi sake has had no damage. Nihonmatsu
City is over 40 miles away from the nuclear plant, and their brewery is solidly constructed, including 12.5 inch thick concrete walls, keeping their sake in a very safe environment.
Thursday May 19th 6:30pm – 9pm
$77 (not included tax and gratuity)
Hakubai in The Kitano

66 Park Avenue New York, NY

You’ll also receive a gift from Daishichi as well as a gift certificate for 2 people from the Kitano for their jazz bar. ($80)
For Reservations, Please contact:
Manami: myaezawa@kitano.com or Tel: 212-885-7072

This event is organized in cooperation with Sake Discoveries, LLC.

SATSUMA SHUZO

Satsuma Shuzo Co., LTD.

26 Tategami honmachi Makurazaki-shi Kagoshima Japan TEL:81 993-(72)-1231  Contact

AMABUKI SHUZO

Amabuki Shuzo Co., LTD.

2894 Higashio, Miyaki-cho, Miyaki-gun, Saga, Japan  849-0113

TEL 0942-89-2001 FAX 0942-89-3450 info@amabuki.co.jp

天吹酒造合資会社
〒849-0113 佐賀県三養基郡みやき町東尾2894
TEL 0942-89-2001 FAX 0942-89-3450 info@amabuki.co.jp

The 12th Spring Akita Sake Club Tasting Event

The 12th Spring Akita Sake Club Tasting Event for Tohoku, Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund
Akita Sake Club (ASC) was established in June 2006 to introduce the sake, food and culture from Akita Prefecture to the NYC area. This spring, ASC is proud to announce “The Charity Akita Sake Tasting Event” on May 13, 2011.

Come join over 20 sake from Akita and different all over Japan to taste over 40 of the finest sakes we have cho…sen for you to try. In addition, we have added many Sake’s from the Tohoku Region to supplement the current variety as well.

Savour some of Akita’s delicacies such as Cold Inaniwa Noodles, Akita Miso- Flavor Honey Chicken, Iburi Gakko (Smoked radish pickles), Reimen (Cold Noodle from Iwate), Miso Oden from Aomori, Zengo-zuke pickles from Yamagata and many others.

Enjoy performances by guest musicians Mr. Satoshi Kanazawa from Aomori, who will be performing on the Classic Piano as well as cool “neo-Enka Japanese blues” The Neo Blues Roll.
http://www.myspace.com/neobluesmaki

Be green and please bring your sake glass.

Sake Sommelier Ms. Chizuko Niikawa will also be present with any questions regarding our sake tastings.
You can exchange your donation for Special goods from Brewers etc. The profit from this event shall be sent to Tohoku, Japan through NY Japanese-American Lions Club.

Organizer: The Akita Sake Club (Akita Yukari no Kai)
Sponsor: The Hoku Hoku Kai and Sun Pop International Corporation

Date: May 13, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.
Address: 15 West 44th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036
Admission Fee: $60

Please pay the admission fee by Cash at the reception desk on May 13, 2011.

Only 80 persons.

Reservation/Contact: Masatoshi Yamamoto
Sun Pop International Corporation
Tel: 212-682-4393
Space is limited and reservation is required by May 9, 2011.
e-mail: sunpop@att.net
Akita Sake Club Website: http://ascc.blog55.fc2.com/

第十二回「秋田ゆかりの会 、旧美酒王国秋田の会」主催、春の利き酒会開催のご案内

今回は東北関東大震災救済募金のため、通常の利き酒会とは異なり「頑張ろう!日本、一緒に頑張ろう!東北」をテーマにチャリティー利き酒会を開催します。
2006年6月に秋田県の銘酒、名産、文化等を紹介することを目的として発足した同会が、秋田県の人気銘柄はもちろん、全国の銘酒を呑み比べできるよう、約40銘柄以上をご紹介します。秋田県から、秋田晴、天の戸、木村、日の丸、出羽鶴、雪の茅舎、太平山、北鹿など、そして他県からは被災地東北をを中心に、青森県 桃川、宮城県 浦霞、蔵の華、福島県 大七、奈良萬、山形県 出羽桜、くどき上手、北海道 男山をはじ
め、全国から獺祭、吉乃川、天狗舞、八海山など沢山の銘酒の参加を予定しております。
秋田にゆかりがなくても、美酒の好きな方どなたでも参加できます。
秋田名物「稲庭うどん」、「秋田味噌使用ハニー地鶏」、「燻りがっこ、ちょろぎ」の漬物などのおつまみ、その他、北海道ゆかりの会、秋田以外の東北5県の県人会のご協力により「山形県のぜんご漬け」「青森県の味噌おでん」、「岩手県盛岡冷麺」などもあります。
その他に、「蛇の目ミシン」や全国の蔵元直送の前掛けやTシャツ、グンゼさんからタイツなどのグッズのチャリティー交換会もあります。

また、被災地青森県の金澤恵之さんのピアノ演奏とクールな演歌ブルースバンド「ネオブルース巻き」のパフォーマンスもお楽しみいただけます。
尚、同会はプラスティックゴミをなるべく出さないよう、皆様にお猪口のご持参をお薦めして
います。また、お酒に関する質問は、同会の酒ソムリエ新川ちずこにお問い合わせ下さい。
尚、利き酒会の収益金はライオンズクラブを通して、被災地に寄付されます。

主催:「秋田ゆかりの会、 旧美酒王国秋田の会」
協賛:ほくほく会、サン・ポップ・インターナショナル・コーポレーション

日時:5月13日(金曜日)、 6:30pm~9:00pm
開場:6:30pm
場所:日系人会(The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.)
住所:15 West 44th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036
参加費:60ドル
支払方法:当日、現金にて受付でお支払い下さい。

先着80名様まで。
申込み/問合せ:山本正俊 (Masatoshi Yamamoto)
Sun Pop International Corporation
Tel: 212-682-4393
e-mail: sunpop@att.net
秋田ゆかりの会ブログ: http://ascc.blog55.fc2.com/

NYC: May 2011 Hakkaisan Restaurant Week

Join us to celebrate Hakkaisan Sake this May in NYC. You can get some amazing specials that feature Hakkaisan Sake paired with some delicious food! The participating restaurants this month include Sakagura, Tomi Jazz and Kyotofu.

Sakagura
211 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017-4707
212-953-7253
Mon. May 16th – Thu. May 19th (dinner time only)

Carafe of Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai: $10 (regular price $14)

Kyotofu
705 Ninth Avenue (between 48th and 49th)
New York, NY 10019
212-974-6012
Tue. May 17th – Sun. May 22nd (all day, but monday is closed)

Sweet Tofu Dessert Paired with of Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai: $14

Tomi Jazz

239 East 53rd Street, Lower Level
New York, NY 10022
646-497-1254
Mon. May 16th – Sun. May 22nd

Hakkaisan Tasting Set $12

Glass of Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo $10 (regular price $13.50)

Upcoming Jazz Performances during Hakkaisan restaurant Week:
May 16th: Scot Albertson 9:00pm-11:30pm
May 17th: Senri Oe 9:00pm-11:30pm
May 18th: Shoko Amano 9:00pm-11:30pm
May 19th: Nat Janoff Trio 9:00pm-11:30pm
May 20th: Michika Fukumori Duo 9:00pm-1:00am
May 21st: Abe Ovadia Trio 8:00pm-10:30pm
May 21st: Yuko Yamamura Trio 11:00pm-1:30am