BoConcept x Sake Discoveries !

Save the date for a great sake and shochu tasting event hosted by Sake Discoveries and Bo Concept New York!

Date: November 17th, 2011 Thursday
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: BoConcept Chelsea
144 W18th St, bet 6th & 7th Ave, New York NY 10011

RSVP: rsvp@boconceptny.com

Don’t miss out!!

The thirteenth Akita Sake Tasting on Wed November 16th 2011

 

 

第13回 秋田酒クラブ 秋のきき酒会 開催のお知らせ

みなさま、日本での弾丸酒蔵ツアーを終えてNYに戻ったばかりのきき酒師チズコです!
今回は、お酒がご縁で結ばれたカップルの結婚式の司会という大役の為、坂本龍馬の故郷、高知県に初上陸!
高知県の銘酒、司牡丹はもちろん、その後は山形の楯野川、十四代、出羽桜、雅山流、そして岩手の南部美人、福島の大七と夢心、
という東北の銘酒蔵、そして〆には東京で開催されたJoy of Sake Tokyoを駆け巡る、サケ酒Sake!! な旅をして参りました。
震災後の日本の日本酒事情、とても心配していましたが、蔵元はもちろん、消費者も頑張っていました!今まで海外ワインや洋酒をメインで飲んだり売ったりしていた人達も、日本酒だけではなく国内のワインやビール、焼酎など、日本ブランドを見直す動きがあちこちで見られました。
何度も、日本という国の魅力を噛み締めては涙腺が緩む瞬間も多々あり、改めてきき酒師チズコ、これからも気合い入れて行きますよ!
というわけで、時差ぼけなんて言ってる暇はなく、ガンガンNYでも「酒活(サケカツ)」行きま〜す!笑

帰国後、第一弾は、すでにご予約頂いた方も沢山いるかとは思いますが、毎回、NYで数ある日本酒イベントの中でも
「最も一人当たりお酒の量が楽しめる!しかも有名ブランドばかり!』と大評判の秋田酒クラブイベントの秋のきき酒会のお知らせです。

今回も、秋田の福小町をはじめ、NYでは限られた高級店でしか飲めないお酒、またはこの会でしか飲めないお酒が続々登場致します

震災後に開催した春のイベントでは、秋田以外の北海道、東北のNY県人会、ゆかりの会のご協力もあり、大変盛大になり、合計$4000の義援金をライオンズクラブを通じて日本へ送らせて頂きました。
今回も、通常の$50のチケットを前回同様$60にして、売り上げを義援金として日本に送らせて頂きます。

秋田酒クラブ、と申しましても、秋田のお酒とお料理だけではございません!全国からの銘酒もずらりと並び、秋田のお酒や料理と共に飲み比べをして、それぞれの自分の故郷自慢をするもよし、好みの味わいのお酒を探すもよし、ただただ秋田美人を探しにくるもよしです!
中には秋田美人かというより、秋田なまはげに近いかもしれませんが!(私か!爆)

いよいよ来週水曜日と迫りました!
スペースの問題がありますので、先着100名様で締め切らせて頂きます。
ご参加ご希望の方は、ラストミニットですが、11日までに予約をして下さい!

Space is limited and reservation is required by November 11, 2011.
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/

皆様に会えるのを楽しみにしています!

カンパイ!

追伸!蔵元の皆様で、出品希望の方がいらっしゃいましたら、ご一報下さい!
毎回スタッフ合わせて150名近くを動員する人気イベントです。
今回手配がどうしても間に合わなくても、次回必ずご紹介致します!

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Fundraising Event for Tohoku, Japan Relief Fund

ASC was established in June 2006 to introduce the sake, food and culture from Akita
Prefecture to the NYC area. This autumn, ASC is proud to announce “The Akita Sake Tasting
Event” on November 16, 2011.
Come join over 30 visiting Sake brewers from Akita and different all over Japan to taste
over 45 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 Kiritanpo, mashed rice stick, broiled and

boiled in soup, Akita Miso- Flavor Honey Chicken, Miso Tofu, Iburi Gakko (Smoked radish

pickles) and many others.
Enjoy performances by guest musicians Mr. Gaku Takanashi, who will be performing on
the Shamisen and the Piano.
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 donations shall be sent to Tohoku, Japan through NY Japanese-American Lions
Club.

Organizer: The Akita Sake Club (Akita Yukari no Kai)
Sponsor: Sun Pop International Corporation, Nishimoto Trading Co., Ltd.

Date: November 16, 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00pm 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 by Cash at the reception desk on November 16, 2011.

Space is limited and reservation is required by November 11, 2011.
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/


 

Feel Kagoshima soul! Satsuma Shuzo Shochu Night at Aburiya Kinnosuke

Meet The KURABITO! Nanbu Bijin & Tengumai sake dinner at 1or 8

Sunday October 9th 2011

We are very excited to announce that special guest KURABITO, sake brewers are coming to 1 or 8 on Sunday, October 9th 2011. Join us in welcoming Mr. Shinobu Takebayashi from Nanbu Bijin and Mr. Naoki Yokoyama from Tengumai!

Shinobu from Nanbu Bijin is a super cute and young “so-Iwate” brewer! Also, Yokoyama-san from Tengumai is very cool macho man! Support their first NY visit! They need our support!

Nanbu Bijin (Southern Beauty) established 1915 in Iwate prefecture
Tengumai (Dancing Goblin) established 1823 in Ishikawa prefecture

The message from 1 or 8

We are going to have a sake pairing dinner option on Sunday October 9th.
We will have the pleasure of having the presence of the representatives from two sake breweries, Mr. Shinobu Takebayashi from Nanbu Bijin and Mr. Naoki Yokoyama from Tengumai, along with Chizuko Niikawa of Sake Discoveries, Sake sommelier

* This pairing dinner is going to be available only with a reservation
(please specify “pairing dinner”) along with a pre-payment information.
* The dinner including the sake is $90 per person (tax and gratuity not included).
* Please make your reservation by Wednesday October 5th.
* There is no specific time for this pairing dinner. We will serve each tables at their reserved time (Sundays, we open at 6pm and the kitchen closes at 11pm).
* In case of cancellation, we are not able to give any refund for the reservation of this particular dinner. However, if something comes up and you cannot come in, you could always have a friend coming in instead.

Special Nanbu Bijin & Tengumai sake paring menu

* Amuse Bouche
- pairing with Nanbu Bijin – Sugar free sparkling plum sake

* 1st course
Katsuo Tataki Salad: Seared bonito, kaiware, red onion, celery served with yogurt miso dressing
- pairing with Tengumai – Yamahai Junmai (chilled)

* 2nd course
Dashi Maki Tamago: Cooked egg with seasonal mushroom& bonito broth
- pairing with Nanbu Bijin – Tokubetsu Junmai

* 3rd course
Grilled Eel (Shira Yaki): served with tomato / miso sauce
- pairing with Nanbu Bijin – Daiginjo

* 4th course
Nigiri sushi (3pcs): assorted seasonal fish
- pairing with Tengumai – 3 years aged Junmai Daiginjo Alexander Gelman design black label

* Entree
Duck Soba Noodle: Roasted duck, sauteed foie gras, buckwheat noodle,
served with bonito broth
- pairing with Tengumai – Yamahai Junmai (warmed)

* Dessert
Zenzai: Sake ice cream with red bean soup
- pairing with Nanbu Bijin All Koji
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$90 not including tax and tips

If interested in this pairing dinner, please email us back or call us for a reservation.
Have a great weekend, and hope to see you soon!

RSVP
1 OR 8
66 South 2nd street bet Wythe and Kent  TEL: 718-384-2152

Feel Kagoshima soul! Satsuma Shuzo Shochu Night at Decibel

Thank you for waiting Shochu lovers!

One of the BEST of the BEST Shochu makers Satsuma Shuzo is going to hold special shochu event at Decibel on Tuesday, October 4th. Decibel offers 3 kinds of barley shochu and 2 kinds of sweet potato shochu from Satsuma Shuzo with 6 ways!
Satsuma Shuzo original cool fan will be gifted to first 30 people who order Satsuma Shuzo shochu! Don’t miss out!!!!

Sake Bar Decibel: 240 East 9th Street New York, NY 10003-7530 (212) 979-2733

Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit

Event: Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit

Date: Friday, October 14, 2011
VIP Reception: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Main Event: 7:30 – 10:30pm
Location: Skylight West, 500 West 36th St, New York, NY 10018 (map)

Purchase your tickets here!


 

SIP+BITE+SLURP An Artisan Sake Journey Across Japan

 

 

Buy Tickets Here

If you’ve lived long enough, you’ll remember that thirty years ago, eating raw fish in a Japanese restaurant sounded bizarre and even a bit disgusting to most Americans. Nowadays, famous actors consume so much sushi that they give themselves mercury poisoning.

In the early part of this millennium, thanks in large part to a certain renegade East Village-based Korean American genius, ramen has supplanted sushi as the Japanese food of the moment. But it doesn’t stop there. New York’s Japanese food scene has become so sophisticated that it’s possible to consume various regional specialties just in the area south of 14th Street. As American diners’ knowledge of Japanese cuisine increases, we have also begun to understand the brewing methods and the flavors of fine artisanal sake (more often called nihonshu or literally “Japanese wine” by the Japanese themselves.)

LUCKYRICE, in conjunction with the Japanese Culinary Center, presents SIP + BITE + SLURP, an exploration of sake as interpreted by artisanal brewers from various regions of Japan. The brewers themselves will be in town and will be getting together for one night only to pour their sake and talk about the various areas of Japan from which they hail.

We’ve also lined up eight restaurants representing four major regions of Japan. As you walk the floor, you will be able to taste both the sakes and dishes from Hokkaido in the north to Kyushu in the south and the major urban centers of Kanto (Tokyo area) and Kinki (Osaka area) in between.

Brooklyn’s Hibino will present that most elegant of Japanese foods kaiseki-ryori which originated in Kyoto, the ancient seat of imperial power. Hakata Tonton, which has transported the pork specialties from the southern Japanese island of Kyushu to the West Village will be providing bites. Kasadela – based in Alphabet City – will show you what a sticky, sweet and spicy Nagoya-style tebasaki (chicken wing) tastes like. Otafuku located on 9th Street, will be cooking their take on okonomiyaki which translates to “as you like it” meaning that you can have that Japanese pancake your way. Michelin star decorated Kyo Ya, usually tucked away in the East Village, will come out to play and represent Hokkaido as will 47th Street’s sleek sushi bar Tsushima.

We’ll also have the Kambi Ramen House located in the East Village- that’s where the SLURP comes in. In Japan, noisily slurping your ramen not only cools the noodles as they enter your mouth but also shows how much you’re enjoying them.

Join us and get ready to say as the Japanese do before one eats a meal itadakimasu which means “I shall now humbly receive.”

Please see below for the artisanal sake, shochu, craft beer brands and restaurants that will be present and which regions of Japan they will be representing.

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Suport Sake Industry! Joy of Sake New York 2011!

The Joy of Sake is the largest sake-tasting outside Japan, and has been held annually since 2001. It features premium sakes submitted as entries to the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, a rigorous blind tasting held every year with ten judges from Japan and the U.S.

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.

Date: Friday, October 21, 2011

Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Place: The Altman Building  131 West 18th Street

Price: $90 per person

Get your ticket now!!

NYC: September 2011 Hakkaisan Restaurant Week

 

Join us to celebrate Hakkaisan Sake this September in NYC. You can get some amazing specials that feature Hakkaisan Sake paired with some delicious food or Hakkaisan sold at a special price! The participating restaurants this month include TriBeCafe. Check out the Specials Below and we hope to see you at Hakkaisan Restaurant week! For updates be sure to Like us on Facebook!

TriBeCafe
277 Church Street
New York NY 10013
Tel. 212.343.0277

Glass of Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Junmai $6 (regular price $9)

Daishichi “Big Seven” Night at Kasadela and TriBeCafe

Daishichi “BIG SEVEN” Night

 

On Friday September 16th and Saturday Spetember 17th we will offer a very special tasting set “Daishichi Brewery Set” for $16 at TriBeCafe in TriBeCa New York, and Kasadela in East Village New York.

Highlighting Daishichi Minowamon Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo, Kimoto Honjozo, and Kimoto Umeshu.

For this Friday night only you can meet Mr. Ad Blankestijn, master sake sommelier of Daishichi Brewery will be in attendance at TriBeCafe, and Saturday night at Kasadela! (7pm – 9pm)

TriBeCafe 277 Church Street New York, NY 10013

RSVP: 212 343 0277
inquiries@tribecafe.net

Kasadela 647 East 11th Street New York, NY 10009

RSVP: 212 777 1582

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.

 

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