Preview: Asia Society: Sweetness in Serenity

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Date(s) - 06/10/2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Asia Society


Cover image: Photo credit:  Ichi-ka

What’s up? Join Asia Society for a talk and tasting of traditional Japanese desserts.

Damage? $20-$40

Why you should go. Join Asia Society for a special demonstration by Master Junichi Mitsubori of wagashi, the making of artisanal Japanese desserts. Akin to the precision and refinement of the Japanese tea ceremony (茶道), Kadō (菓道)— the Way of Wagashi —  transforms traditional sweet-making into a form of consumable art.  Master Mitsubori crafts the nerikiri (bean paste with mochi ) with his hands, scissors and needles into intricate creations like those in the image above. Master Mitsubori’s talent has been showcased at prestigious venues around the world, including the Sydney Opera House and the Salon du Chocolat in Paris.  It is truly a sight to behold. The demonstration will be followed by Q&A, moderated by Asia Society’s Global Initiatives Assistant Director, Yoshie Ito; and a reception to sample Master Mitsubori’s confectionery masterpieces.

Useful tips:

  • Dress code: Business or casual works
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Business cards are  always a plus.
  • Fancy a nightcap or a bite to eat nearby?
  1. Bar Room 117 60th St (between Lex and Park) – cozy, decent French wine, a crapload of beers on tap and bar food.
  2. Fig & Olive Lexington between 62nd 61st. One of many locations in New York City
  3. Lexington Bar & Books 1020 Lexington by 72nd St. – Close, cozy and rustic
  4. Loew’s Regency Bar & Grill (Park by 60th) – if you want a classy hotel bar with old school elegance, no need to look further.
  5. Vero Wine Bar 1483 2nd Ave (by 77th St.)