Grand Christmas Sake Tasting 2018

Come and join us to celebrate the end of 2018 bonenkai-style with a Grand Tasting of sakes at our second riverside tasting extravaganza.

Date: Monday 3rd December 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

Location: The Star and Garter

4 Lower Richmond Road, Putney SW15 1JN

Tel: 020 8788 0345

The sakes will be accompanied by buffet-style food platter and there are raffle prizes to be won, with proceeds going to one British and one Japanese charity.

Cost: £25 BSA members £30 non-members

Please book through events@britishsakeassociation.org

EVENT REVIEW: An Introduction to Sake: How it is made and its place in traditional Japanese culture

Marinated Snow Crab with the event was a roaring success. We were treated by Shirley Booth to great sake talk to begin. We then tried a variety of Sake, all well paired with the food. Great Sake, and amazing food courtesy of Matsuri restaurant.  Thanks go to the Japan Rice Export association, Hakutsuru Sake and Matsuri Restaurant. The menu included:

Flying Fish Roe

Wagyu Tataki

Poached Tuna and Wasabi

Sashimi

Sea Bream Marinated in Kelp

Tempura

Two kinds of “Hatta” style tempura

Teppanyaki

Japanese Wagyu (Kagoshima)

Seasonal Vegetables

Egg Fried Rice

Dessert

Fireball Ice Cream

Comments from attendees:

“You did a great job, congratulations!”

I really enjoyed your seminar – you are a great teacher”

“I want to say a big ‘thank you’ for the brilliant event

” – Chiyoko-san and I really enjoyed it. “My favourite was Junmai Nigori she Sayuri”

“I never knew there was so much to Sake, you gave a fascinating talk!”

“Very many thanks for an excellent evening  at Matsuri “

” It was such a wonderful experience…the Sake was beautiful.  I feel I learned a lot more about Sake in than I knew before, the food was fantastic and I thought that the pairings worked really well.”

“Best sake talk I have ever attended! “

Make Your Own Sake: Special Christmas Event

Make Your Own Sake with Marie Cheong-Thong of The Larder At 36.  Following her recent success at the Abergavenny Food Festival, this will be a very special evening featuring Marie’s popular workshop.  Marie will demonstrate how to make a basic sake, simple doburoku, from an old “handed down” secret family recipe – which almost certainly originated in China before eventually finding its way to Japan. More details here:

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Tuesday 1st December 2015 7.00pm to 8.30 pm,

Cost: £35 per person  * to include a basic sake kit value £6

 

Please book with the British Sake Association, not the venue: events@britishsakeassociation.org

 

Sake : from the front line

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Special illustrated talk by
Oliver Hilton-Johnson of Tengu Sake

Ollie, who is also sake educator for the British Sake Association, has recently returned from Japan where he spent several weeks making sake alongside the Japanese brewers of Hayashi Honten, amongst other sake-related adventures.

Ollie will talk about some of the surprising and fascinating things he learnt on the front line of sake brewing; and we’ll be tasting some interesting (and different) sake Ollie brought back from Kyushu. Delicious yakitori and nibbles prepared by Eico Kano at Mogu Mogu will complete the evening.

Date : Wednesday 29th April 2015

Venue: Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD
Tel: 020 7388 4539

Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: £25 for BSA members; £30 non-members and guests

Places are limited and must be booked in advance
events@britishsakeassociation.org

An Introduction to Sake & An Exploration of Sakes and Japanese Cuisine

FEW PLACES LEFT

By Special Invitation of Shirley Booth and the British Sake Association, in association with Japan Rice Export (JRE) and MATSURI Restaurant

you are invited to attend

on

Friday 27th February at Matsuri restaurant, Bury Street, W1

at 4pm:

An Introduction to Sake: How it is made and its place in traditional Japanese culture

An illustrated talk by Shirley Booth

later

at 6pm

An Exploration of Sakes and Japanese Cuisine

about a dozen different sakes from three different kura will be available to try with a selection of Matsuri’s exceptional Japanese Food. With such a wide range of sake to explore this proves to be a lively and educational evening.

If you are new to sake this will be an excellent chance to find out how well sake enhances the flavours of food: if you already know a bit about sake then this will be a chance to further your knowledge of particular sakes, and food pairings.

Entry to both events is free, but booking must be made by Friday 20th February 2015

events@britishsakeassociation.org

Places are limited, so early booking is advisable

You are welcome to attend either event or both, but please indicate when booking, First come first served, deadline Monday 23rd February.