The Joy of Sake New York 2013!

Premium ginjo and daiginjo sakes first started appearing on Manhattan restaurant menus around ten years ago. New Yorkers eagerly embraced the new arrivals and sake imports into the city have grown by leaps and bounds ever since.

The Joy of Sake debuted in New York in 2004 and will be held this year at The Altman Building in Chelsea. This premier venue features 14-ft. ceilings, wood floors, ambient lighting and nearly 15,000 sq. ft of event space. The No. 1 Subway’s 18th Street station is no more than fifty yards from the building’s entrance.

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 premium sakes will be available for tasting, along with appetizers by 14 of New York’s finest restaurants. Tickets are available on-line.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013

Time: 6:00pm–9:00pm

Place: The Altman Building (135 W. 18th Street)

Price: $95 per person ($110 at the door)

Happy Birthday Kasadela! The 10th year anniversary!

We LOVE Kasadela!! Let’s celebrate our favorite sake house Kasadela’s 10th year anniversary!
From Tuesday, August 21st to Thursday, August 23rd, they offer special blind sake tasting game! Tuesday is Nanbu Bijin and Tengumai tasting, Wednesday is Hakkaisan and Dassai tasting, and Thursday is Amabuki and Tatenokawa! The detail is….

Tuesday, August 21st
Try our Tengumai “Dancing Goblin” Sake Tasting Game $10

Can you guess which sake is Tengumai Uma Gin Junmai Ginjo? Which one is Tengumai Uma Jun Junmai?
If you guess correctly, your prize will be a complimentary extra glass of Tengumai Uma Gin Junmai Ginjo!
(But if you guess wrong, don’t worry! You’ll get an extra glass of Uma Jun Junmai just for playing!)

Try our Nanbu Bijin “Southern Beauty” Sake Tasting Game $10
Can you guess which sake is Nanbu Bijin Daiginjo? Which one is Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai?
If you guess correctly, your prize will be a complimentary extra glass of Nanbu Bijin No Sugar added Umeshu plum sake! (New product from Nanbu Bijin!)
(But if you guess wrong, don’t worry! You’ll get an extra glass of Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai just for playing!)

Wednesday, Augsut 22nd

Try our Hakkaisan Sake Tasting Game $10   
Can you guess which sake is Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai? Which one is Hakkaisan Futsushu?
If you guess correctly, your prize will be a complimentary extra glass of Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai Sake!
(But if you guess wrong, don’t worry! You’ll get an extra glass of Futsushu just for playing!)

Try our Dassai Sake Tasting Game $10
Can you guess which sake is Dassai 39 Junmai Daiginjo? Which one is Dassai 50 Junmai Daiginjo?
If you guess correctly, your prize will be a bonus glass of Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo, which is Dassai’s luxurious super-premium sake!
(But if you guess wrong, don’t worry! You’ll get an extra glass of Dassai 50 Junmai Daiginjo just for playing!)

Thursday, August 23rd

Try our Amabuki “Flower Yeast” Sake Tasting Game $10
Can you guess which sake is Amabuki Aberia Daiginjo? Which one is Amabuki Marigold Yamahai Junmai?
If you guess correctly, your prize will be a complimentary extra glass of Amabuki Aberia Daiginjo!
(But if you guess wrong, don’t worry! You’ll get an extra glass of Amabuki Marigold Yamahai Junmai just for playing!)

Try our Tatenokawa Sake Tasting Game $10
Can you guess which sake is Tatenokawa 33 Junmai Daiginjo? Which one is Tatenokawa 50 Junmai Daiginjo?
If you guess correctly, your prize will be a complimentary extra glass of Tatenokawa 33 Junmai Daiginjo!
(But if you guess wrong, don’t worry! You’ll get an extra glass of Tatenokawa 50 Junmai Daiginjo just for playing!)

Also, Wednesday, August 22nd is their main event for the anniversary! If you want to feel Japan’s summer festival “Natsu matsuri”, you should join us! Gonna be soooo much fun!!!

Kasadela
647 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10009
(212) 777-1582

The Joy of Sake New York 2012

SAVE THE DATE!!

September 20th Thursday is BIG sake day for all sake fans in the US! Don’t miss out The Joy of Sake NY!
http://www.joyofsake.com/

あの全米最大の日本酒イベントジョイオブサケが帰ってきます!9月20日木曜日。今年もますますパワーアップ!お見逃しなく!!!

Premium ginjo and daiginjo sakes first started appearing on Manhattan restaurant menus around ten years ago. New Yorkers eagerly embraced the new arrivals and sake imports into the city have grown by leaps and bounds ever since. Today it can be easier to find a restaurant with a great sake menu in New York than it is in Tokyo.

The Joy of Sake debuted in New York in 2004 and will be held this year at The Altman Building in Chelsea. This premier venue features 14-ft. ceilings, wood floors, ambient lighting and nearly 15,000 sq. ft of event space. The No. 1 Subway’s 18th Street station is no more than fifty yards from the building’s entrance.

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 premium sakes will be available for tasting, along with appetizers by 14 of New York’s finest restaurants. Tickets are available on-line and at Sakaya on the Lower East Side.

Joy of Sake New York 2012 Kick-Off Party

PRE-EVENT: Would you like to lean about sake before The Joy of Sake on Sep 20th? This Kick-Off party on Aug 29th would be the best chance! I guarantee, you would have MUCH more fun time with your sake knowledge and $10 off JOS ticket!

Joy of Sake 2012 Kick-Off Party
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Blue Ribbon Izakaya, 187 Orchard Street,
New York, NY 10002 ………… $45.00

Buy Tickets Here:
http://joyofsake.com

DAISHICHI “BIG SEVEN” KIMOTO NIGHT @KIRAKUYA

Kirakuya, Daishichi Sake Brewery, and Sake Discoveries present

Daishichi “BIG SEVEN” Kimoto Night

On Tuesday February 21st, we will offer a very special tasting set
DAISHICHI KIMOTO TASTING SET for $15 comes with a special gift from Daishichi Sake Brewery

The tasting set is highlighting;
Daishichi Minowamon Junmai Daiginjo
Daishichi Junmai
Daishichi Yuki Shibori nigori

All guests who order the tasting set will receive a special Daishichi glass.

Please stop by Kirakuya, and feel KIMOTO power!!!

Kirakuya: 2 West 32nd Street 2F, New York NY
RSVP: 212-695-7272

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: KIMOTO style 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.

Happy Sake Valentine Dinner for Couples!

On Feburary 10th and 11th Hakubai Restaurant in The Kitano New York will be holding two nights of special Valentine’s season Dinners. The dinner is limited to couples (any couples!) only. In Kaiseki style food, the seasonality of the ingredients is of paramount importance. This event features the beautiful winter season Kaiseki meal paired with Hakkaisan Sake.

In addition to a wonderful guided kaiseki meal, guests will also receive a special gift from Hakkaisan Sake brewery. This gift includes a nice hakkasian sake cup ochoko and Tokkuri set made from fine Arita porcelain and a 300ml bottle of Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai Sake! You will also receive two free tickets to the famous Kitano Hotel Jazz bar along with credits for 4 cocktails.

The cost is $150 per couple (does not include tax & tip).

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

Date/Time:
Feb. 10th, 2011 6:30-9:00 pm or Feb. 11th, 2011 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Price:
$150 per couple (does not include tax and tips)

For Reservations, Please contact:
rsvp@kitano.com or Tel: 212-885-7072

NY SHOCHU NIGHT OUT!

–16 Shochu Makers present NY SHOCHU NIGHT OUT–

Please join our ‘New York Shochu Night Out’ FREE SHOCHU TASTING party at Inakaya NY, Robataya, and Sakagura on Sunday, February 12th, 6pm to 9pm.
16 makers will be divided among 3 Japanese restaurants.

(Please note: The free shochu tasting will be offered to dinner guests only. Each restaurant will host 5-6 makers.)

You will be able to meet the following Shochu makers at;

Inakaya NY 231 West 40th Street(bet 7th & 8th ave) New York, NY 10018 TEL (212) 354-2195
Kitaya, Sanwa (Iichiko), Kyoya, Komasa, Zuisen (awamori)

Robataya 231 E 9th St (bet 2nd & 3rd ave), New York, NY 10003
TEL (212) 979-9674
Nishiyoshida(Tsukushi), Sengetsu, Fukiage, Taragawa (awamori)

Sakagura 211 East 43rd Street(bet 2nd & 3rd ave), New York, NY 10017 TEL (212) 953-7253
Shinozaki, Takahashi (shiro), Yamamoto, Genkai, Yamanomori, Kumesen (awamori), Satsuma (Kannoko, Shiranami),

RSVP recommended

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What is SHOCHU??

Shochu is a Japanese traditional hard liquor. It’s a distilled spirit made from grains and vegetables. The most common base ingredients are sweet potato, barley, rice, buckwheat and sugar cane.
As you may know, Nihonshu (what we call ‘Sake’) is usually served only warm or chilled, but in contrast, Shochu can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Due to Shochu’s higher alcohol content, it can be served straight, on the rocks, mixed with soda or water of different temperatures and can also be used as a cocktail base.

Additionally, Shochu’s alcohol level can be easily adjusted by adding different amount of water. So you can enjoy Shochu in different ways depending on your mood, the atmosphere and the circumstances around you. Connoisseurs know to take advantage of different serving temperatures and styles to accentuate a particular Shochu’s taste.
For example, in Kagoshima, the home of Imo (sweet potato) Shochu, it is common to enjoy Imo Shochu with hot water served in a 60:40 ratio. This serving style enhances the natural sweetness and aroma of the sweet potato (Satsuma Imo). Because Shochu pairs well with a wide variety of foods, it is enjoyed in Japan before, during and after meals.

Happy Dassai 23 day on February 3rd 2012!

Save the date! I’ll post all the detail!

Date: Friday, February 3rd 2012

Place: Robataya NY

Hakkaisan Restaurant Week January 2012

Start your year off right by joining us for Hakkaisan Sake Restaurant Week from January 23rd to 29th in NYC. You can get some amazing specials that feature Hakkaisan Sake sold at a special price! The participating restaurants this month include Sun Chan and Decibel. For updates be sure to Like us on Facebook!
Sun Chan
2707 Broadway
(between 103rd St & 104th St)
New York, NY 10025
(212) 749-5008

Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai by the glass $7.00

(regularly 300ml bottle: $21 only)


Sake Bar Decibel
240 East 9th Street
(Basement Level)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 979-2733

“Hakkaisan Fuguhire Sake” – Warm Hakkaisan Honjozo served with charred blow fish fin by the glass $11.00

Sake Shinnenkai 2012 at Kasadela

Sake Discoveries and Kasadela present
New Year Sake Party “Sake Shinnen Kai”

Date: Saturday, January 21st
Time: 6pm-9pm
Place: Kasadela
647 East 11th Street New York, NY 10009
(212) 777-1582

Happy New Sake Year! Sake Discoveries and Kasadela are very excited to announce our first “Sake Shinnen-kai” event!
Please join us, and be sure to bring your own OCHOKO sake cup and if you have, bring any sake to share you may have hidden away! Let’s show our passion and pride for sake~! You’ll be sure to make new sake friends!

We’ll be serving all you can drink from these makers:
Hakkaisan, Dassai, Nanbu Bijin, Tengumai, Daishichi,
…as well as more special bottles from Chizuko’s hidden sake collection!

Food menu:
BEST Tebasaki in NYC!- Japanese Nagoya style chicken wings
Shime saba sashimi- Vinegared mackerel sashimi
Nasu dengaku- Broiled eggplant topped with sweet miso
Satoimo tempura- Yam tempura
Ika daikon- cooked squid with daikon radish
Onigiri/ rice ball and miso soup – Chizuko’s special :)

Special guest:
Ms. Kumiko Kurosawa from Hakkaisan Sake Brewery

Cost: Cash only!
$40(!!) Includes all sake, food, tax and tip as well as one drink ticket for a beer, cocktail or soft drink

BEST DEAL SAKE SHINNENKAI EVER!!!!

RSVP: Kasadela (212) 777-1582 or info@sakediscoveries.com

 

 

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