Konnichi wa, Nomidachi!
They say it's our birthday!
It's sometimes hard for us to believe, but this week we mark the 7th year anniversary of our official opening back in June 2007. We celebrate by doing what we do every day of the year at Sak� Nomi: celebrating premium sake.
We're excited to introduce some new-to-Washington imports in the coming weeks, and we hope you'll have a chance to visit and take them for a test drive.
Thanks very much for your support throughout these first seven years.
Arigatou & Kanpai!
Johnnie and Taiko
Some Featured Events
Anniversary MenuWe get kind of selfish around this time of year, by featuring some of our personal favorite sake on the weekly rotating glass pour menu. We hope you'll be able to stop by and taste for yourself why we're so fond of these particular brews.
Meet the Importer Sake Tasting: Wed., June 25 @ 6 pmWe are super excited to welcome Vine Connections' Monica Samuels for a very special unveiling and tasting of some new-to-Washington sake, including:
*Yuho "Eternal Embers" Junmai (Ishikawa prefecture -- home of the most UFO sightings in Japan. Yuho is the Japanese pronunciation of UFO, so now you know.)
*Chiyonosono "Shared Promise" Junmai (Kumamoto prefecture -- Chiyonosono was one of the first brewers to introduce junmai sake to the Japanese market after WWII.)
*Fukucho "Forgotten Fortune" Junmai (Hiroshima prefecture -- brewed by Miho Imada, one of the few female toji/brewmasters in Japan, utilizing a rice variety that no other brewery in Japan currently uses.)
*Takatenjin "Sword of the Sun" Tokubetsu Junmai (Shizuoka prefecture -- produced by Doi Shuzo, founded in 1868, and makers of perennial Sak� Nomi favorite, Kaiun "Better Fortune," which also happens to be featured on this week's glass pour menu.)
7th Anniversary Open House: Sat., June 28 @ 2-6 pm
Leftovers & Reflection: Sunday, June 29 @ Noon-5 pmIt is what you think it is: the somewhat foggy and slow-motioned beginning of the 8th year of this sake-fuelled adventure. Kanpai to that!
Konnichi wa, Nomidachi!
'Just a quick note to let you know what we're up to this weekend and beyond at Sak� Nomi.
(Please Note: We will be CLOSED this Sunday, June 15, to conduct some Father's Day sake "R&D.")
On this week's glass pour menu, we bid fond sayonara to some of our delicious seasonal treats and welcome back some old favorites that have been unavailable to us for a while.
A brand new sake we're introducing (starting today!) is Denshin Yuki ("Snow") Junmai Ginjo. Its simple, elegant packaging is a preview to the soft, delicate flavors and textures within. An overall semi-dry sake, it shows some mild apple sweetness, and amply expresses the purity of the water with which it was brewed.
Price: $45/720 ml bottle (also includes a nice gift box).
Please Mark Your Calendar and Save the Dates!Sunday, June 22: Sake Tasting at Ten Sushi
Wed., June 25: Meet the Importer/New Sake Tasting with Vine Connections' Monica Samuels
Fri.- Sun., June 27-29: Sak� Nomi 7th Anniversary Happenings
Thanks very much for reading, and we hope to see you again soon.
Johnnie and Taiko Stroud