We had the privilege of collaborating with our friends at neighboring vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy on a special sake dinner on Thursday, May 20. It was the first time that we’ve worked with a restaurant and we’re happy to report that the dinner (which sold out within hours after it’s announcement) and sake pairings with each dish were enjoyed by both seatings of enthusiastic diners. After starting off with a “snack” of jalapeno hush puppies paired with the dry style Dewazakura Tobiroku sparkling sake, guests selected an Appetizer, Entree, and Dessert each of which was accompanied by a complementing sake pre-selected by SAKAYA.
At each seating, Rick gave a brief introduction to premium sake and highlighted the general idea behind the selection of the evening’s food friendly sake. Diners’ questions and comments were then sought and answered throughout the evening as they arose.
We would like to express our profound appreciation to Chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy for inviting us to work with her and her staff. It was a wonderful experience for us and we hope that it has created some new excitement about premium sake. We also highly recommend that you visit the restaurant to enjoy Amanda’s amazing food!