Sake and Food, Paired Just For You
Everyone knows of the delicious flavor that Japanese sake brings. However, have you actually tried good sake?
Discover the joy of sake at our newest exhibition! We will serve 10 kinds of sake, each of which come with their own characteristics and flavors that will bring you an amazing experience. In addition, you will find the great sake map of NYC, which shows where you can purchase or enjoy any type of sake in New York.
One interesting and unique trait of sake is enhancing the taste of food. Sake tastes differently depending on the food you are eating, as well as the temperature of the sake. Therefore, to discover the true flavor of sake, one must try pairing it with different food at varying temperatures. You will be surprised at the ever-changing flavor of the sake once paired with a different dish. To enable you to discover your own favorite pairing. We will provide you with the pairing suggestions.
Once you have found a great pairing, please share it with us!
This exhibition will last three weeks, giving all guests enough time to visit and try all the combinations to discover their favorite!
The Goal of this Exhibition
The aim of our sake exhibition is to encourage and help guests become familiar and comfortable with sake so that they can have it with their meals and outside of the exhibition.
In addition, our exhibition differs particularly from sake tastings. There is a gap at normal tasting events that creates only a short-lived impression on attendees. The guest cannot tell the difference between many kinds of sake and it is easy to forget about sake brands and even their names as well. As a solution, we decided to hold a long term exhibition to entice a longer lasting relationship between guests and our sake as well has display the great Sake Map in NYC so that they know all about where to shop for their new discovered sake!
We hope that you will discover your favorite sake and food pairing at the exhibition and also enjoy your everyday meals with sake!
About the Exhibited Sake
Sumiyoshi Tokubetsu Junmai Goku Karakuchi
A rich and extra dry muroka (not active carbon filtered) Sake with a light yellow color and a bold taste. Known as the “Sake of Sake” because of the strong charactaristic flavor and populer among Gourmets.
Shimeharitsuru Jun Junmai Ginjo
Gohyakumangoku rice is polished down to 50%, and fermented very slowly at low temperatures, which enhances the natural umami of the rice, and produces a subtle aroma, and a round clean flavor. The most popular Junmai Ginjo sake amongst professionals in Japan for the past 2 decades.
Awards: National Sake Appraisal 2005 Gold, 2006 Gold, 2007 Gold, 2009 Silver , 2012 Silver, 2014 Gold
Dassai 50 Junmai Daiginjo [Kosher]
A refreshing, engaging, round flavor are what make the full-bodied Dassai 50 such a popular, well-known, and delicious sake to experts and consumers in Japan and overseas. Excellent with food or alone.
Nanbu Bijin Tokubetsu Junmai [Kosher]
Nanbu Bijin’s Signature Brand, which uses locally grown Ginotome rice. Highly aromatic, with fruit and grain notes. Neat, clean, and crafted to pair with a wide range of food, excellent at any temperature.
Tengumai Yamahai Junmai
The seemingly effortless harmony so characteristic of Yamahai sake is ever present in Tengumai’s masterful brew. Gorgeous pale straw pour, with a funky mushroom nose to match the acidic, dry and earthy first impression. While savoring the buttery mouthfeel, one may even notice hints of walnut bread and honeyed mead, so keep your eyes peeled. When chilled, the more floral notes come into play. An absolute pleasure to drink at any and all temperatures.
Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition 2013 – Yamahai & Kimoto Class – Best in Class, International Wine Competition 2011 – Junmai Sake Category – 1st Place Trophy
110 Purple Yamahai Junmai Ginjo
Named after famed kabuki actor Hyakujyuro, who once donate 1200 cherry blossom trees to Kakamigahara City, this yamahai junmai ginjyo vibrant and ricey with a moderate body that slightly lingers.
Sawanoi is true dry sake (+11 dryness) that is made using carefully selected rice nurtured amidst the natural beauty of the Okutama area.
Senpuku Shinriki Muroka Genshu
Shinriki (Divine Power RIce) is made sake production methods from the early 1900’s. Shinriki 85 is produced via the kimoto method and is neither charcoal filtered or water-blended. It has a bountiful aromatic fragrance and flavor profile due to the smaller circumference of the brewing rice.
Shirakawago Sasanigori Junmai Ginjo
Shirakawago is superb unfiltered sake made from Hidahomare rice. Blended with Moromi (sake-mash), its mellow flavor and wealthy aroma is best enjoyed chilled or on the rocks. Awarded Silver in the Wine and Spirits Wholesaler’s of America 68th Annual Convention & Exposition Wine Tasting Competition.
Miracle Sake Junmai Ginjo
Brewed using 100% Asahi rice co-developed by Kikuchi Shuzo pursuant to the pesticide/fertilizer-free Kimura Natural Cultivation Method under supervision by Akinori Kimura of “Miracle Apple” fame. Miracle sake has been certified by the Okayama Prefecture Kimura Natural Cultivation Method Authority Executive Committee. Bright, Fruit-Forward, Balanced, Refreshing.
About The Sake Map of NYC
A map of where you can purchase or enjoy the sake you find in the exhibition will be displayed.
About Our Sake Providers
Wine of Japan
NYC Mutual Trading Co.