29 FEB – 06 MAR, THE HOXTON SHOREDITCH
LEARN MORE ABOUT SAKE AT OUR SPECIAL TASTING EVENTS LED BY EXPERT SAKE SOMMELIERS.
PLEASE BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE!
1. CHEESE & MATCHED SAKE TASTING EVENT
WEDNESDAY 2ND MARCH 6-7PM
Cheese expert Kiko Ito leads this tasting event with cheese from La Fromagerie paired with sake from Gekkeikan Brewery. Learn how different characteristics of both cheese and sake can complement each other!
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Gekkeikan has been making and selling sake ever since their foundation in 1637 in Fushimi, a district of Japan’s former capital of Kyoto. Their aromatic sake is an excellent match with the interesting cheeses chosen for this event.
Founded by Patricia Michelson, La Fromagerie comprises two award-winning cheese shops and a successful wholesale business. Both shops feature cheese maturing cellars & their signature walk-in cheese rooms. Patricia has written two books The Cheese Room and CHEESE. Book tickets
2. HIX X ENTER.SAKE
THURSDAY 3RD MARCH 6-7PM
A uniquely British sake tasting featuring small dishes by chef Mark Hix matched with sake from DJ Richie Hawtin’s ENTER.Sake range. Taste four different sakes not available anywhere else in the UK with modern British food specially created for the event. It promises to be a very exciting evening!
De Beauvoir smoked salmon ‘Hix cure’
with ENTER.Sake SHUHARI Junmai Daiginjo
with ENTER.Sake BLACK DOT Honjozo-style
Crushed avocado on plantain crisp with bath pig chorizo
(vegetarian) crushed avocado on plantain crisp with red pepper
with ENTER.Sake SOOKUU Junmai
Peruvian Gold bitter chocolate mousse
with ENTER.Sake KUZURYU Junmai
ENTER.Sake is a boutique sake collection curated by musician and DJ Richie Hawtin. Richie has been exploring the world of sake for twenty years during his extensive trips to Japan. For the past three years, through his ENTER. events across the world, Richie has tirelessly promoted sake as a core part of the ENTER. experience.
Celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix is known for his original take on British gastronomy. After 17 years as Chef Director at Caprice Holdings, he opened his first restaurant in 2008 – the distinguished HIX Oyster & Chop House in Farringdon. Mark now has numerous restaurants in London, including the nearby Tramshed. Book tickets.
3. SAKE TASTING X SAKE WARE
SATURDAY 5TH MARCH 3-4PM
Sake expert Honami Matsumoto will guide you on a sake journey, exploring how the shape and material of different vessels affects the taste of sake. Learn about the best sake ware to use for different types and temperatures of sake whilst enjoying a carefully curated selection of this delicious drink!
Honami Matsumoto is a WSET certified Level 3 Advanced Sake educator as well as certified Kikisakeshi by SSI Japan. She currently offers sake ware made in Japan to enrich the sake experience. Honami also provides sake consultancy, education and events for restaurants, retail and corporate environments. Book tickets
MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE X AGED SAKE
MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE X AGED SAKE
SATURDAY 5TH MARCH 6-7PM
For those with a bit of a sweet tooth – sake and chocolate!
Sake Samurai Natsuki Kikuya has specially selected aged sake to match with chocolate from bean-to-bar artisans, Mast Brothers. Who would have guessed that unusual chocolate flavours such as smoke-infused, mint and olive would pair so well with sake!
Mast Brothers is a New York based chocolate maker with flagship locations in London and Brooklyn. Founded by brothers Rick and Michael Mast in 2007, Mast Brothers is introducing chocolate to the world with an obsessive attention to detail, meticulous craftsmanship, groundbreaking innovation and inspirational simplicity. Book tickets