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Sake Fest PDX
June 27, 2013
6:30 – 9 p.m. | $50 ADV / $60 Door | 21+
More info/tickets: sakefestpdx.com/
The Governor Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97205
(503) 224-3400 | More info: governorhotel.com
Nearly 40 Portland chefs 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.
More than a drink served with Japanese food or quaffed in a cocktail, Sake is an unexpected gourmet addition to the table – as versatile as wine or beer. “Participants attending Sake Fest PDX will experience dozens of 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 sakes 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, cheeses and foods that complement different types of sake.”
“Sake Fest PDX offers not only a great selection of premium sake poured by informed professionals, but its pairing versatility with any cuisine will far exceed your expectations”, says Raven & Rose’s prominent Chef, David Padberg.
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; artisan chocolates by Batch PDX and Smitten Truffles, and a variety of foods from many more of Portland’s top chefs and finest eateries. (List below)
- Kigami Biraki: The evening will kick off with this traditional barrel breaking ceremony meaning “welcome and good luck”. (Bring your own towel.)
- Provenance Hotels recent purchase of The Governor Hotel makes it easier on the wallet to stay overnight in downtown Portland during Sake Fest PDX with a 10% room rate discount.
- 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.
About Japanese Alcoholic Beverages
Sake is a drink made from rice that originated in China approximately 5,000 years ago. It came to Japan around the 3rd century AD where it has been constantly enhanced and refined. Sake, as it is known today, originated at the beginning of the 20th century with the advent of modern brewing and bottling techniques.
A surprise to many Westerners, beer is actually the most popular alcoholic drink in Japan. The art of brewing beer was imported in the early Meiji Period from Germany as a development project for the northern island of Hokkaido.
Western liquor such as bourbon, achieved steady growth in Japan through the 1970’s and saw wide-spread popularity in the mid-80’s, particularly with younger, post-college consumers. It is often served on the rocks or mixed with water and ice.
Food Provided By
- Bamboo Grove Hawaiian Grille
- Batch PDX
- Behind the Museum Café
- JFC International Inc.
- Miho Izakaya
- Smitten Truffles
- Whole Foods Market – Pearl District
- Wildwood Restaurant and Bar
Saké Provided By
- Choya Plum Wines
- Glide Beverage
- Japan Prestige Sake Association
- JFC International Inc
- Joto Saké
- Kuramoto US
- Momokawa Saké
- Murai Family of Sake
- Ozeki Sake
- Pacific International Liquor, Inc.
- Sapporo Imported Premium Beer
- Terlato Wines International
- The Floating World
- TY • KU Sake
- Vine Connections