Sake Fest PDX 2014 @ Sentinel Hotel’s Governor Ballroom | 130+ Sake, Plum Wine & Beer Varieties

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June 26, 2014
6:30 – 9 p.m. | $50 ADV | 21+
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Sentinel – Governor Ballroom
614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 224-3400

Portland chefs, local and International sake producers will gather and share the versatile (and often mysterious) world of Sake ‐ including Oregon’s own SakéOne based in Forest Grove.

Most folks don’t associate sake with desserts, and this year, five chocolate companies will demonstrate that unique pairing. Previous Sake Fest PDX local chocolate vendors include Batch PDX, Smitten Artisan Truffles and Xocolatl de David. This year we welcome Cocotutti of San Francisco, and another Portland based chocolatier, Treehouse Chocolate Co. They will highlight infused sake brands by incorporating them into their samples and our on‐site experts will guide attendees as they pair other chocolates with the sweeter (Nigori) brands on hand.

“Participants attending Sake Fest PDX will experience about 130 sake varieties and learn how to pair it with any type of food from some of our best local chefs.” says Marcus V. Pakiser, Sake Fest PDX spokesperson and internationally renowned sake sommelier. He continues, “Samples of Japanese and American brands and premium and several rare sake will be available, as will regionally micro brewed ‘jizake,’ which means small, regional sake brewer. Talented, local Chefs from area restaurants and shops will prepare and serve a selection of appetizers, entrée samples, artisan chocolates, and foods that complement different types of sake.”

  • Learn to pair any food with sake like a pro: Similar in profile to wine, sake is valued for its fragrance, impact, sweet or dry finish, acidity, presence and complexity. Guests will enjoy pairings including Saucebox’s suckling pig; Whole Foods Market / Pearl District’s international cheese sampler; Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille’s famous Kalua pig; and a variety of foods from many more of Portland’s top chefs and finest eateries. (See list below)
  • Kigami Biraki: The evening will kick off with this traditional barrel breaking ceremony meaning “welcome and good luck”. (Bring your own towel.) And a brief performance by Portland Taiko, celebrating their 20th anniversary.
  • Provenance Hotels recent purchase of The Governor Hotel and name change to “Sentinel” brings a fresh look and vitality to downtown Portland.
  • Networking opportunities: Meet a new friend / business contact or bring a new friend ‐ the perfect event to enjoy a casual social experience or build a new business partnership.

Food Provided By:

  • Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille Batch PDX
  • Behind the Museum Café Biwa
  • Cocotutti (San Francisco)
  • FiMi Kingston LLC
  • Genki‐Su Japanese Drinking Vinegar Hokusei
  • JFC International Inc.
  • Little Boba Truck
  • Miho Izakaya
  • Saucebox
  • Sok Sab Bai
  • Smitten Truffles Treehouse Chocolate Co. Uwajimaya
  • Whole Foods Market – Pearl District Xocolatl de David
  • Yakuza
  • Yama Sushi & Sake Bar

Saké Provided By:

  • Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
  • Glide Beverage (Oregon) Hakushika
  • Japan Prestige Sake Association JFC International Inc
  • Joto Saké
  • Kasumi Tsuru
  • Kuramoto US
  • Moonstone (Oregon) Momokawa Saké
  • Murai Family of Sake
  • Niigata Sake Selections
  • Ozeki Sake
  • Rogue Ales (Oregon)
  • SakéMoto
  • SakéOne (Oregon)
  • Sapporo USA
  • Sake Story
  • Shimizu‐No‐Mai
  • Takara Sake USA Inc. Terlato Wines International The Floating World
  • The Sake Locker
  • TY KU
  • Vine Connections Winebow
  • Yoshinogawa

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28 Responses to Sake Fest PDX 2014 @ Sentinel Hotel’s Governor Ballroom | 130+ Sake, Plum Wine & Beer Varieties

  1. Sian June 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    Great opportunity to try sake for the first time. I get quite nervous thinking about for some strange reason. Like the first time I tried oysters. Lots of healthy foods by the looks of the evening too. It would take you to another world!

  2. Yume June 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    Looks like a lot of fun – love to check it out!

  3. Emma June 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    I love sake and would have so much fun bringing my boyfriend to this event.

  4. Kathryn McNeill June 12, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    This would also be a great study break. I love sake!

  5. lorea June 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    I need an evening like this. Sake it to me. =)

  6. tom June 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    Just Toured SakeOne and I’m now a huge Sake fan!

  7. Audrey June 12, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Sounds like fun

  8. Betsy LeVine June 13, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    I would love to take my sister Sam on a date to Sakefest! We don’t get much time just the two of us, and this would be a perfect opportunity for this humble artist to get to treat her sister.

  9. Alice June 14, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    I would enjoy the opportunity to try something new.

  10. Jackie Newton June 16, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Oh boy plum wine. :)

  11. Alex June 17, 2014 at 12:09 am #

    WHAT!?! How cool!! I would love to go to this and experience a new culture and their drinking customs. I am planning a trip to Japan soon and this would be great to learn before hand!

  12. Allie Ehle June 18, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    Sake!!! Yay!!!!!

  13. Carissa Bieber June 18, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    I LOVE SAKE!!! And good food. And the Governor Hotel. Win Win.

  14. john Thomas June 18, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    sounds ……goood

  15. Kristen June 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    Sake. YUM

  16. Lala June 19, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    THIS SOUNDS AMAZING!!! I would love to attend.

  17. Nancy June 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    My son loves sake; this would be a great mom-son outing. Or…I could be a good mom and let him take his girlfriend. Either way, pick us, please! LOL!

  18. Kate June 19, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    Sake? Never had it. This sounds like an excellent opportunity to expand my palate.

  19. ana June 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    would love to try some sake

  20. Leonard June 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    I live for sake!

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