Published on October 20th, 2008 | by Greg0
Celebration of Sake
And now for something a little different: regular readers know of Truly Obscure’s fascination with beverages of all sorts. And what beverage could be cooler than one Asian in origin, able to be served hot or cold, filtered or unfiltered, and with mysterious and unclear origins?
That’s why we thought it prudent to bring an event to your attention: The Joy of Sake, America’s Largest Sake Celebration, taking place this Thursday evening here in San Francisco.
From their site: “The Joy of Sake is a celebration of the art of sake brewing, featuring 325 premium sakesâ€“the largest sake tasting in the United States. The Joy of Sake offers a rare opportunity to sample outstanding labels in peak condition, many of which are not otherwise available in the U.S. The full spectrum of sake styles in the junmai, ginjo and daiginjo categories is on display, including gold and silver award-wining labels from the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, a rigorous blind tasting conducted by ten judges from the U.S. and Japan every year prior to the Joy of Sake events.
Sixteen Bay Area restaurants will serve seasonal appetizers inspired by Japan’s classic kaiseki cuisine to complement the sakes. Participating restaurants include Ame, Betelnut, Delica, Hana, Hime, Kirala, Kyo-ya, Live Sushi Bar, Memphis Minnie’s, Namu, Ozumo, Roy’s, Sanraku, Sushi Ran, Yoshi’s and Yuzu.
The 2008 San Francisco Joy of Sake will be held on October 23, 2008 at The Galleria Design Center, 101 Henry Adams Street in San Francisco from 6:00PM to 8:30PM. Information on this year’s Joy of Sake, as well as a photo gallery from last year’s event, may be found at joyofsake.com. Tickets are $75.00 and may be ordered on-line or through the local sake hotline in San Francisco at 888-799-7242.”
If you love sake (and even if you don’t), you’ll find something to enjoy at this year’s event.