Thursday, September 10, 2015

"Joy Of Sake" Festivals Comes To Caesar's Palace 9/19

Tuna sashimi with black truffle and parmesan. Smoked shrimp ceviche with sweet potato chips. And beef tataki with truffle, marrow and foie gras aioli. Luxe flavors rule the lineup of appetizers coming to The Joy of Sake’s Las Vegas debut at Caesars Palace.

Twelve of the city’s top restaurants are participating in the Sept. 19 sake festival. The only requirements? Appetizers must be oishii, or delicious, and like the best sake dishes, they must complement the flavors of 391 of the best daiginjo, ginjo and junmai sakes in the world.

District One — Asparagus and Crab Soup, French-Vietnamese style
Japaneiro — Beef tataki with truffle, marrow and foie gras aioli
Kyara — Country-style Soup with pork, tofu, konyaku, carrot and burdock, Original Style Chicken Giblets with jalapeno
Other Mama — Smoked Shrimp Ceviche with sweet potato chips
Raku — Fresh Sashimi Slicing Station
Roy’s — Braised Pork Belly, garlic stir-fry ramen, huckleberry compote, uni sauce
Sushi Roku — Tuna Sashimi with black truffle and parmesan cheese
Sushi Samba — Salmon Tiradito (salmon, garlic chips, garlic ponzu, kinkan honey)
Tapas by Stratta — Charred Octopus Salad
Tonkatsu Kiyoshi — Pork Loin Katsu mini-sandwiches
Yonaka — Sake Orenji (Scottish salmon, orange supremes, yuzu, tobiko, ponzu, micro arugula, orange oil)
Zenshin — Whole Barbecue Pig with malasadas and black sesame sauce

All the dishes are included in the ticket price. Nearby, tables arranged by sake category will offer self-serve premium sakes, allowing guests to explore and discover which they like best.

The Joy of Sake is the world’s largest sake celebration outside Japan. This year it brings 381 fresh sakes in peak condition from every brewing region of Japan and 10 from the U.S. All have been judged by a panel of Japanese and American sake experts at the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, which takes place in Honolulu each July. Fresh bottles of all the sakes, including gold and silver award winners, are opened for guests to enjoy at The Joy of Sake.

Now in its fifteenth year, The Joy of Sake drew a record 1,600 sake enthusiasts in Honolulu on July 31. After Las Vegas it heads to Tokyo, where it finishes its world tour on Nov. 5.

Tickets are $75 per person ($85 at the door) and are available online at www.joyofsake.com.

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