Sakagura and Kuramoto US, Inc Present
Nurukan no Kai – Warm Sake Night
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
On Thursday, February 3rd, Sakagura and Kuramoto US, Inc (http://www.kuramotous.com) will play proud host to TEN of the most distinguished breweries from Japan.
We cordially welcome you to the first sake event of this year at Sakagura!
Nuru-kan: It means a WARM sake ! Not a HOT sake. There are several terms that are used in reference to warming sake. Heated sake in general is known as O-kan, or Kanzake. Nurukan refers to gently warmed sake, whereas Atsukan is piping-hot sake. Atsukan is for the most part too hot to taste anything, so Nurukan is what we want to be drinking.
There is plenty of premium sake that is absolutely wonderful warm. In fact, many brewers make sake with flavor profiles specifically suited to warming. These ten sakes that have been carefully selected
for this event. In addition, luscious finger foods will be featured for paring warm sakes.
Also, February 3rd is Setsubun no Hi in Japan. Let’s shout "Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!" ("Devils out, happiness in") to drive away disease-bringing evils together!
We hope you will join us in tasting the best Nurukan to make you warm!
*Setsubun (Bean-Throwing Festival or Bean-Throwing Ceremony) is the day before the beginning of each season in Japan. The name literally means "seasonal division", but usually the term refers to the spring Setsubun, properly called Risshun celebrated yearly on February 3 as part of the Spring Festival. In its association with the Lunar New Year, Setsubun can be and was previously thought of as a sort of New Year's Eve, and so was accompanied by a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come. This special ritual is called Mamemaki (Bean throwing). Afterwards throwing beans, people pick up and eat the number of beans, which corresponds to their age.
Sake Tasting & Appetizers:
$40 per person (includes tax and tip)
“Miya no Yuki” Honjozo from Mie
“Miyosakae” Tanrei Amakuchi from Ehime
“Matsu no Hana” Junmai from Shiga
“Taiten Shirakiku” Genshu from Okayama
“Shirakiku” Nigori from Okayama
“Koikawa” Nigori from Yamagata
“Asabiraki Ume-Kanon” Plum Sake from Iwate
“Matsu no Midori” Junmai Daiginjo from Kyoto
“Sasaichi” Junmai from Yamanashi
“Suehiro” Yamahai Junmai from Fukushima
RSVP Hotline : 212-953-SAKE (7253)
This event is limited to 40 guests; prompt RSVPs are highly recommended.
A credit Card Number is needed to process the RSVP. (24-hour cancelation policy) Please note that this event is buffet (stand-up) style. Tables and chairs are not available.
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