IN FULL BLOOM: YUWA JAPANESE CUISINE WELCOMES AMABUKI BREWERY FOR ‘SECRET GARDEN’ SAKE DINNER ON SEPTEMBER 18
One-Night-Only Event Showcases Acclaimed Japanese Brewery’s Array of Artisan Sakes Fermented Exclusively with Flower Yeast During Multi-Course Paired Dinner
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine will take guests on a guided tour of the gardens that give Japanese brewery Amabuki its international renown when it welcomes the celebrated sakemaker for a special ‘Secret Garden’ Sake Dinner at the upper Kitsilano restaurant on Wednesday, September 18.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Yuwa Sake Sommelier and Co-Owner Iori Kataoka will welcome That’s Life Gourmet National Brand Manager Mariko Tajiri and Amabuki Sake Brewery Export Manager Wataru Hosokawa for a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure showcasing an array of sakes from Amabuki, which was established in 1688 in Saga Prefecture.
Featured sakes will include Hidden Daiginjo Abelia Yeast, Junmai Ginjo Strawberry Yeast and Junmai Daiginjo Kimoto, among others — all of which follow the brewery’s modern technique of using flower yeast as part of the traditional fermentation process — and be paired with an eight-course feast featuring Chef and Co-Owner Masahiro Omori’s signature interpretation of traditional Japanese cuisine.
“This is a very special occasion and a rare opportunity for sake aficionados to get up close and personal with some of Amabuki’s most prized sakes,” says Kataoka. “For more than three hundred years, this brewery has been crafting world-class sakes with yeast cultivated from flowers, which makes their products truly unique in the wide world of sake.”
Tickets to Yuwa Japanese Cuisine’s Secret Garden Sake Dinner on Wednesday, September 18 are available for $150 per person plus tax and gratuity at yuwa.ca/event. As Yuwa Japanese Cuisine prides itself on placing a premium on the availability and seasonality of all ingredients, the Secret Garden Sake Dinner menu may be subject to slight changes.
ABOUT YUWA JAPANESE CUISINE | Tucked away in the heart of Vancouver’s West Side, Yuwa Japanese Cuisine is an elegant enclave where a creative homage to regional Japanese fare is complemented by one of the city’s best selections of artisan sake and wine. Led by Executive Chef Masahiro Omori and renowned Sake Sommelier and Co-Owner Iori Kataoka, Yuwa offers an inspired approach to the traditional kaiseki style of dining where the very best local and seasonal ingredients are paired with consummate service, attention to detail and expert knowledge of fine wine and sake from around the world to provide a Zen culinary experience unlike any other. Formerly known as Zest Japanese Cuisine, Yuwa was newly christened in the fall of 2017 and quickly singled out as a finalist for both Best New Restaurant and Best Japanese at the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, respectively.
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Media release and images provided by Michelle Lan, SMC Communications Inc.