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The Joy of Sake

Friday, June 21 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Pavilion – 125 W. 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

Admission: $110

The Joy of Sake returns to New York for its 15th annual celebration. This is the largest sake tasting in the world outside Japan, with a superb array of premium labels and the best in traditional and contemporary Asian cuisine. The sakes are in peak condition, the food sublime, the crowd amazing. It’s a one-of-a-kind event, just once a year in New York City.

Featuring 512 premium labels from every part of Japan and sake appetizers from 19 of New York’s finest restaurants, The Joy of Sake celebrates good sake, good food, and good friends. Participating restaurants distinguish themselves not only by their outstanding cuisine, but also by their appreciation of the luster that fine sakes add to a meal.

Participating Restaurants:

15 East
Featured Dish: TBA

BondST
Featured Dish: Copper River Salmon Trifle (tosazu dressing, soy milk pudding, fresh wasabi cucumber salsa)

Hibino
Featured Dish: Wasabi Mushi Dori (Wasabi-steamed Chicken with nori seaweed sauce)

Insa
Featured Dish: Yukhwe (Beef Tartare with uni mayo, trout roe, shrimp rice cracker)

Little Tong Noodle Shop
Featured Dish: Everything Nice Chengdu Yangchun Mian (Garlic shrimp, cucumber, spicy peanuts, sweet chili.)

The Lobster Club
Featured Dish: Yellowtail Poke (Japanese yellowtail marinated in yuzu soy with jalapeno and pomelo, then finished with red onion and Asian herb salad)

Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Featured Dish: Hot Fried Chicken (Double-fried Chicken, cucumbers, jalapeno, vinegar, Thai chili oil)

Morimoto NYC
Featured Dish: Hamachi + Koji Ponzu (Hamachi Tartare with koji, jalapeno, pickled jalapeno and kyuri.)

Nikutei Futago
Featured Dish: Wagyu and Summer Vegetable (Papaya wrapped with wagyu, corn gelee and eggplant miso)

Sakagura East Village
Featured Dish: 1) Bouchee (Summer Truffle Chicken Pate) 2) Unagi Kagoshima (Grilled Eel wrapped in lotus leaves atop steamed sticky rice with root vegetable)

SakaMai
Featured Dish: Foie Gras Monaka (Foie gras mousse, miso duck, fig, mochi wafer)

Samurai Mama
Featured Dish: Vichyssoise and Garlic Edamame Ball (cold potato soup, beet oil, mashed edamame, garlic, cream cheese, boiled shrimp)

Shuko
Featured Dish: Ocean Trout with ponzu sauce (ikura, myoga, mizuba)

TabeTomo
Featured Dish: Hiyashi Tan Tan Noodles (Cold noodles served with sesame soup, ground chicken and vegetables)

Takashi
Featured Dish: Yooke Gunkan (Hand-sliced Korean-style Kobe Tartare sushi gunkan)

The Woo
Featured Dish: Ke Sai Mari (Crab and leek wrapped in spinach crepes with a light Korean mustard sauce)

Yopparai
Featured Dish: 1) Ebi Shinjo (Shrimp/Cod Cake in gravy) and 2) Smoked Duck

Zashiki at Sushi Seki Times Square
Featured Dish: Roasted Washu Beef atop cha-soba in uni sauce

Zuma
Featured Dish: Spicy Tuna Handroll with pickled cucumber and tenkasu

The admission fee includes unlimited samplings of sake and a dish from every restaurant. To purchase tickets, please visit The Joy of Sake’s Eventbrite page.