The iconic Sushi Den and Izakaya Den, owned by the Kizaki family, are launching an educational series on sake – and making it fun.
It’s a great way to experience the Japanese culture in more depth, without leaving Denver.
Sake, one of the oldest spirits, is as versatile as wine but one of the least understood.
In celebration of Japanese cuisine being added to the United Nations cultural heritage list, the restaurants will debut their Sake Passport.
Beginning February 17, guests will receive a full passport booklet at the drinking bars and sushi bars of each restaurant.
Inside will profile 23 different sakes by the glass, with tasting notes, distilling methods and food pairing recommendations.
The variety of sakes will range from popular pairing sakes to curated sipping selections by Master Chef Toshi Kizaki.
Guests will have until the end of April to complete the passport with three grand prize winners:
FIRST PRIZE — The first guest to complete the passport receives an Omakase dinner for four created by a private chef in the Denchu Room, a bottle of the guest’s favorite sake and four tickets to May’s sake seminar and grand tasting.
SECOND PRIZE – The second guest to complete the passport will receive an Omakase dinner for two created by a private chef in the Denchu Room, a bottle of the guest’s favorite sake and two tickets to May’s sake seminar and grand tasting.
THIRD PRIZE – The third guest to complete the passport will receive four tickets to May’s sake seminar and grand tasting.
All other guests completing the passport before April 30 will receive a bottle of their favorite sake.
In other words, everyone’s a winner!
Please work hard to win first prize and take me with you to the Omakase dinner.
Izakaya Den will host the sake seminar/grand tasting Monday, May 5, featuring sake experts, tasting stations and food pairings throughout the restaurant.
For more information and tickets visit: http://www.izakayaden.net/category/izakaya