The Joy of Sake is Back in NYC

The Joy of Sake is Back in NYC

(Courtesy The Joy of Sake)

Japan’s national beverage, sake, is a rice wine that can be served a number of different ways. Chilled, room temperature or heated, straight-up, a mixer or a sake bomb, sake adds an extra something to your dining experience.

The Joy of Sake New York is back for its 11th annual celebration of this cultural libation. With 408 premium labels from all over Japan—including over 200 that are otherwise unavailable in the U.S.—and sake appetizers from 16 of the hottest restaurants, guests can enjoy a night of great sake and top-notch traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. New for this year’s event is the poke bar, featuring poke options from SakaMai and Noreetuh. (Poke is a raw fish salad that is a popular Hawaiian appetizer.) 

Here are just some of the great restaurants that will be featured at The Joy of Sake:

BONDST (NoHo): This trendy Japanese hot spot has a full sushi bar, as well as traditional dishes and those with a modern twist.

Sakagura (Midtown East): A top sake bar in the U.S., in addition to the over 200 kinds of sake on the menu, homemade desserts and tapas-style Japanese dishes are also featured.

o ya (Kips Bay): This upscale establishment offers a daily 18-course tasting menu that has fresh sushi and sashimi dishes, savory courses and dessert. There is a 24-course menu option as well.

Kingsley (East Village): With a French-American menu that includes sake on the beverage list, Chef/Owner Roxanne Spruance aims to serve dynamic, delicious food and drink.

Yopparai (Lower East Side): This sake bar uses fresh ingredients for an ever-changing menu that has a whole section of snacks listed that go well with sake—pickled plum, sheets of dried sardine and more!

Held at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Friday, September 16 from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, those looking to attend can purchase tickets here. Guests must be 21+.

(Courtesy The Joy of Sake)

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