Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sake Lessons at Haru

Kudos to Haru, a Japanese restaurant located beneath the shops of the Prudential Center, for their efforts to  spread Sake knowledge. Besides carrying 8 Sakes by the glass and 14 by the bottle, they also make a number of Sake cocktails, from the One Night in Tokyo to the Ultimate Saketini. In addition, they have been running a series of Sushi & Sake classes, to help educate their customers, and there are plans to make that a monthly series. I have presided over the Sake portion of those classes and recently they held an event for local bloggers.

During these classes, attendees get to taste three Sakes, such as the Kaori Junmai Ginjo, the Wakatake Onikoroshi Junmai Daiginjo and the Tsuki Usagi "Moon Rabbit" Sparkling Junmai. The Sparkling Sake usually ends up as one of the favorites of the night for many people. I give an informal talk on the basics of Sake and field questions from the audience. Plus, the attendees get to learn how to make a few different types of sushi, from basic nigiri to different maki rolls. You also get to eat the fruits of your labor, and there is plenty of food. It is an interactive class and has been extremely popular with the attendees.

Three of the bloggers who attended the recent class have posted their thoughts about it. Check out what they had to say about the event:

Confessions of a Chocoholic by Bianca
Foodista On Pointe by Rachel
Beantown Eats by Lin

I recommend that you check out future Sushi & Sake classes at Haru, and learn about these Japanese treasures in a fun & tasty way.

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