It’s a somewhat pricey event, with tickets selling for $90 in advance online. There will be an estimated 300 different sakes available, including some major medalists from the annual U.S. National Sake Appraisal competition held in Hawaii. To keep things civilized, sake-paired foods will be made available from a dozen or so local restaurants.
The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at 82 Mercer Street, a SoHo event space between Broome and Spring streets. Phone: (888) 799-7242.
If you’re not up on your sake knowledge, I suggest sake expert John Gauntner’s website. It’s an excellent introduction for newcomers or upgrade for those with sake experience, and Gauntner (left) avoids using insider babblespeak.
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