Have you ever tasted 326 of the world's finest sakes in one evening?
This year you can give it a try at The Joy of Sake, New York's annual sake celebration on October 21st, 6-9pm, at Chelsea's The Altman Building. The line-up includes all the gold and silver award-winners from the 2011 U.S. National Sake Appraisal, plus 171 sakes not even available in the U.S.
This is also one of New York's best annual food events, featuring enticing sake appetizers from 13 top restaurants, including 15 East, Bond St., Momofuku Ssam Bar, wd-50, Kyo Ya, Ma Peche, SushiSamba, Sakagura and many of the city's best izakayas. Thirty percent of proceeds go to sake brewery families in Tohoku who lost their homes in the great tsunami. Tickets are $90/$100 door. For more info, visit www.joyofsake.com.