Preview: 2016 Annual Talk & Tasting Sake @ Japan Society Wed 6/8 @ 6:30pm

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Date(s) - 06/08/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Japan Society

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What’s up?  2016 Annual Sake Lecture & Tasting: Exploring Regionality at The Japan Society.

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Reception at the Japan Society, 2016

Damage? $34-39 (lecture and tastings)

Why you should go. Whether you are a lover of Japanese sake, a curious Japanophile or just a boozer in general, you will want to check out this event.

Meeting new faces

It will kick off in the auditorium with a discussion of sake by expert John Gauntner: history, process and  pairing notes before the tasting begins in the lobby.

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Be warned that there are over 30 sake to taste and very limited food, so eat and hydrate before you go.

Shinenkai @ Japan Society 2015

Shinenkai @ Japan Society 2015

This event can also get very crowded so it’s best to arrive early.

Spirikal says:

  • RSVP asap. This event will sell out.
  • Business cards are a must.
  • Dress code: Casual / business is fine – Travel lightly. Limited coatcheck / cloakroom.
  • Bring friends or go it alone.
  • HYDRATE AND EAT BEFORE YOU GO. Don’t be a legless casualty!
  • Food is limited, but check out the nearby spots. See below.
  1. Aburiya Kinnosuke $$ – very classy, great menu, slightly upscale
  2. Momosan Ramen & Sake– Lexington by 39th St. Morimoto’s new ramen shop.
  3. Prêt-à-manger 3rd Ave between 47th and 48th. My usual pre-hydrate-and-eat-before -you-go spot. (Starbucks is next door)
  4. Riki ($) Izakaya, inexpensive, upstairs karaoke rooms
  5. Sakagura Tricky to find because it’s tucked below in an office building, but has most extensive sake menu, good food
  6. Soba Totto $$ – classy, fantastic intimate sake /wine bar, great find
  7. Udon West($) You can’t go wrong here. Pitchers of beer, decent grub, cheap, fast service.

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