The Jiji news agency reports on a collaboration between the Nagoya French restaurant Chez Kobe and Sakeraku (酒楽, “sake joy”), a sake brand that produces a line of sake made by 12 female tōji (杜氏, master brewers) and brewery owners (蔵元, kuramoto) – or, as it calls them, kurajo (蔵女, kura women).
The Sakeraku group is based in Nagoya, so chose a restaurant close to home. The event will feature a tasting of the Sakejo range, along with carefully selected French dishes. The sake chosen from the Sakejo range will be dry brews from the Watanabe brewery (Aichi Prefecture), Kinginka brewery (Aichi Prefecture), Wantanabe brewery (Gifu Prefecture) and Moriki brewery (Mie Prefecture). [Nagoya is in Aichi Prefecture, and Gifu and Mie are neighbouring prefectures, so all relatively local.] Other sake from the Hasegawa (Niigata), Sato (Saitama), Hirai (Shiga), Yoshida (Fukui), Tabata (Wakayama) and Asahi (Shimane – not the producers of Dassai) will be available for tasting.
The event runs from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm and costs JPY 10,000 per person.
- Original article (Japanese, Jiji, 17 August 2018)
- Sakeraku (Japanese)
- Sakeraku (English)
- Sawada brewery (Japanese)
- Kinginka brewery (Japanese)
- Watanabe brewery (Japanese)
- Moriki brewery (Japanese) Another ancient site warning. Been a long, long time since I’ve seen frames… But it’s being updated which is more than you can say for some.