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• Upstate sake dinner seems a good bet

02 Mar

GUILDERLAND, NY — Misoshiru soup, commonly called miso, as served in most local Japanese restaurants usually tastes like dishwater. That problem has been alleviated at Hana Japanese Steakhouse, where I recently enjoyed an excellent, full-bodied version.

What does this have to do with drinking? Any place that pays attention to such a basic, everyday item probably will spend considerable effort in getting a special event right. Which brings me to news of a sake dinner being planned there for next Wednesday (March 9).

The event, which will begin with a 6 p.m. cocktail hour, will be followed by a five-course dinner paired with Gekkeikan sake, plus plum wine and dessert.

For the uninitiated, sake is a naturally fermented alcoholic beverage classified in the same general category with wine and beer even though it is made with rice. Gekkeikan brasake contains no additives, is low in alcohol content, and can be served both hot and cold.

Advance reservations for the dinner, at $65 per person, are required. Phone: (518) 452-4262. Hana is located at 1620 Western Avenue, near the Crossgates Mall entrance in this Albany County town.

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Posted by on March 2, 2011 in Capital Region, Cuisine, Restaurant, Sake

 

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