Sake : from the front line


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

Exclusive offer for BSA members

£5 off tickets to the Hayashi Honten and Kurobuta sake party!

Our  pals at Tengu Sake are organising an event with the very talented, ex-Nobu chef and Head Chef of Kurobuta to celebrate the UK visit of sake brewer, Hayashi-san of Hayashi Honten.

They’ve very generously extended a £5 discount to all paid-up BSA members.

Please quote your BSA membership number when you book.

To find out more details and book please follow this link.

FULLY BOOKED: Sake & Cheese matching, London 13/11/13

13th November – Sake and Cheese matching at La Cave à Fromage, South Kensington, London

Sake and Cheese

A great friendship has been struck between us and the cheese connoisseurs over at La Cave à Fromage. We’ve done two tastings with them now – one earlier this year at their shop in London, and one at the Brighton branch.

The events have been so popular that we’re returning to the London branch on Wednesday 13th November to match five new cheeses with five different sakes. We’ll be playing with flavours, styles and temperatures to bring you some pretty amazing pairings (truffle honey with rich, velvety, warm sake, anyone?!)


  • Wednesday 13th November 2013
  • 7pm for a prompt 7:15pm start (finish 9pm-ish) at La Cave à Fromage in South Kensington, London (24-25 Cromwell Place, Kensington, London SW7 2LD.  Nearest tube: South Kensington)
  • Places limited to 20 people


  • £30 to BSA members, £35 to non-members.  All welcome.  Price includes sake & cheese.

To book, email, stating the number of tickets, the names of attendees and whether a member of not.  You will then receive a payment request via email.

International Sake Day: 15% off sake & ramen!

Mon 30th September – Thurs 3rd October: Tonkotsu Bar & Ramen, Dean St, London

To celebrate International Sake Day (日本酒の日) on 1st October Tonkotsu Bar & Ramen are offering a special set menu of a bowl of their delicious ramen + 180ml flask of sake for only £18!  PLUS they’re offering 15% off all their bottles of sake!

  • Soho Ramen & flask of “Black Face”
  • Tokyo Ramen & flask of “Morning Dew”
  • Tonkotsu Ramen & flask of “Ancient Mountain”

ALL £18!

Why not get a group of friends together and enjoy an evening of fabulous ramen and amazing sake?!
No need to book, just turn up for lunch or dinner.

International Sake Day 2013 Tonkotsu