Japanese food culture, Food event in Tokyo, Japanese unique ingredients and classes
I am happy to announce to offer 2 Hours Sake Tasting and Food Pairing Class starting from this month.
Since I'm a certified sake sommelier and international sake sommelier, I want to spread sake to visitors from the world.
This class has casual atmosphere and very welcome to beginners, even though you have never tasted sake.
You will experience in the class
1 You learn about sake in the short lecture
2 Sip and taste 4 different characteristics of sake
3 Getting to know how to pair sake and food
Complementally resume and tasting chart for give away.
Simple tofu and condiments is staple appetizer for Japanese people.
Enjoy Japanese tofu style as what we eat usually. The tofu is served Japanese special condiments. You will newly find those condiments and might want to get back to your country.
4 kinds of miso with fresh cucumber stick. Do you know what is miso made of and how does is made? You will learn the ingredients of miso and there are all local miso through Japan. Those miso has deferent flavor and also those goes with different types of sake.
Sake definitely goes with fruits and sweets! I was surprised when I find those combination. I would like to try the experience. The class serve Japanese sweets and seasonal fruits.
2 hours sake tasting and food pairing class includes
The class offer 6000 yen per person, and now offering 5000 yen per person until Dec 2018 for promotion.
I've visited Echigo-Yuzawa Station for sake tasting. There is a Sake Museum "Ponshu-kan" in the rear area of the station building. Echicgo-Yuzawa is in Niigata pref., and well known for skiing, rice harvest and Sake brewery. Many people visit for skiing during the season, from December to March.
Here, this lovely drunken guy happily welcome the visitor to this sake museum. This is my first visit this museum and had great time there!
There are 93 sake dispensers from the breweries in Niigata prefecture.
First I paid 500 yen fee at the entrance. I got 5 coins and a small tasting cup.
Each dispenser indicate how many coins required for tasting the sake. Mostly 1 or 2 coins and rarely 3 coins. There are taste descriptions on each machines, however, there are no English explanation.
This sake requires 2 coins. I inserted coins in the machine and press a button. Then the brewed sake poured the certain amount in the cup.
Here is condiments area. There are various kinds of salt and local miso. Those are goes with sake.
Various of local sake can be bough at the area. There are small size 180ml to large 1800ml bottles, great to drink at home and as a gift.
Hope you not too drunken at the museum.
Ponshu-kan at Echigo Yuzawa station
Craft Sake week in Roppongi