Join us for an extremely rare opportunity to taste, celebrate, and explore sake with a true master. Maegaki-san, President and CEO of Kamoizumi Brewery will be joining us for dinner to explain what it means to make sake with integrity. He will also be pouring an 18 year aged sake with rich umami depth and finesse like no other!
Date: October 10th, 2018
Seating Times: 6:00pm & 8:30pm
Price: $125 per person plus tax and tip
Each seating is limited to 30 seats.
SPECIAL TASTING MENU
Sashimi - Modori Katsuo - wild bonito
Steamed wild Japanese Silver Pomfret, broth
SUMMER SNOW NIGORI
Grilled Pork Jowl, Rice, Pickles
RED MAPLE-2 year aged sake
Grilled Matsutake - Pine Mushroom and Rooster
SACHI-18 year aged sake
Dorayaki, Mini Japanese Pancakes Filled with White Bean and Persimmon
UMESHU-rice, plum wine
The Maegaki family who run the Kamoizumi brewery started out as rice farmers who became landlords and then moved into “value added” areas such as rice milling and eventually sake brewing at the onset of the modern era in 1910. In 1965 Kamoizumi became one of a pioneering group of ten breweries who committed to junmai sake production, at a time when breweries all over Japan were adding excessive amounts of brewers alcohol to cut costs.
At the time it was the practice to filter the pressed sake through charcoal to remove impurities and attain the pure, colorless state that was the aesthetic ideal. The Kamoizumi brewers felt, however, that these “impurities” were essential characteristics of the sake itself, and that to remove them entirely was to compromise the essential nature of its identity.
No brewery in Japan has taken a stronger stand for individuality than Kamoizumi. Their sake has an attitude: robust, tawny, full-flavored, yet with the smooth finish and easy drinkability that are the hallmarks of technical mastery. Aging and blending are paramount, and when finally released the Kamoizumi labels pair well with meat dishes and Chinese cuisine, a rarity in the sake world. Connoisseurs admire their supple balance of sweetness, acidity, astringency and the elusive flavor component of “umami.”