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January 2011

Sake Events - Warm Sake, Sake Not Available in the U.S., Norwegian Sake

Posted by Beau Timken in 2011, January, Newsletter, Sake Tastings
True Sake New Year resolution: offer more tasting events. Here they are!

January 31st - Blind Warm Sake Tasting

Our first ever "blind warm sake tasting." Be apart of this unique sake tasting event that will debunk the myth that all hot sakes are crap! We will pour 5 "premium" warmed sakes and 2 "not so premium" locally made sakes, which are usually found in most restaurants. You will enjoy the difference and the challenge of guessing which are which.
WHEN: Monday, January 31st
TIME: 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: SEBO at 517 Hayes St. (near Octavia St.)
WHAT: 7 warm sakes
HOW MUCH: $20 CASH at the door
RSVP: (415) 355-9555
BONUS: Free "ochoko" ceramic cup and munchies


January 28th - Rohnert Park Sushi, Crab & Sake Dinner by Hana Sushi

This was sent to us by our friends at Hana Sushi. For reservations, contact them directly as this is not True Sake event. (415) 937-5942

"The Mendocino Crab and Wine Festival is here and, as Rocky and Bullwinkle say, "now it's time for something completely different." That's why Little River Inn and Hana Sushi are getting together to bring you the first ever crab, sushi and sake dinner. That's right all you Hana aficionados, Ken Tominaga is coming to the coast, and he's bringing Stewart Morris, his sake sommelier, with him. For those of you not yet initiated into the cult of Ken, he puts out what is arguably the best sushi in Northern California. And Stewart is one of the very few Japan trained and certified sake sommeliers in America. And, of course, Little River Inn chef, Marc Dym, knows what to do with a Dungeness crab. Put it all together and you get an amazing seven course crab and sushi dinner prepared by Ken and Marc and paired with Stewart's sake picks. The first ever Little River Inn and Hana Sushi Crab and Sake dinner is on Friday, January 28th. You can check out the menu here. For reservations, call Little River Inn at 937-5942."

Here's a brief overview:

For the last 11 years, you've been able to pair unusual and delicious wines with fresh crab during Mendocino County's 's Crab and Wine Festival, but this year - for the first time, you can pair your fresh crab with sake! On Friday, January 28, Little River Inn (just two miles south of the village of Mendocino) is offering their first Dungeness Crab and Sake Dinner. Chef Ken Tominaga from (Rohnert Park's Hana Japanese) is planning a seven course extravaganza with Little River Inn's executive chef, Marc Dym and Sake Sommelier Stuart Morris has chosen the sakes to compliment each creation.

You can find the full details online, but here's a peek at what they've got planned: Dungeness Crab Croquettes, Dungeness Crab Sunomono with Kikiusui Junmai Ginjo, Crab and Corn Soup with Masumi Okuden Kantsukuri Junmai, Dungeness Crab and Ahi Poke with Yuho Junmai , Shiitake and Chawanmushi with Nishinoseki Junmai, Crab Red Miso Bouillabaisse with Sato No Homare Junmai Ginjo and finally, Saki Poached Pear Carpaccio with Hou Hou Shu Junmai! Reservations for the $125 dinner can be made at 888- INN-LOVE. And if you plan to stay through the weekend, you can find other crab events at visitmendocino.com.


February 14th - "Not Available in the U.S." Sake Tasting

It just so happens to fall on Valentine's Day, but this tasting is for everybody - singles and doubles! And guess what? You can look for new love in the sake sense as the brews we will be pouring are being hand carried over from Japan. Try the wares of seven breweries from Okayama, Chiba, Niigata and Tokyo, and let love take its course!

WHEN: Monday, February 14th
TIME: 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE: SEBO at 517 Hayes St. (near Octavia St.)
WHAT: 20 sakes
HOW MUCH: $10 CASH at the door
RSVP: (415) 355-9555


March 22nd - Sake Made in Norway

Tuesday, March 22nd. More details to come in the next newsletter.

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