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KEY VISUAL

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Freshly Shucked Oysters and Creamy Seafood are a Match Made in Heaven for a Vibrant, Refreshing and Fruity Sake

Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith
Wine and Spirits Columnist
Some Sakes will entice a robust freshness, offering a plethora of ripening stone fruits such as apricot, peach and nectarine. As you take a sip, a dense umami begins to reveal itself, alongside a white pepper which wraps itself around the tongue. In combination, this can be a perfect match for fresh seafood such as oysters. Oysters contain a wonderfully fresh salinity and rich creaminess that work perfectly alongside these dense umami flavors. The smoothness and freshness combine to create a truly elevated tasting experience and flavor profile that can only be found when exploring Sake.

Piercing Acidity and Citrus Notes in the Sake Brings Out the Minerality of the Oyster and Flavors with a Natural Squeeze of Lemon

Rick Zouad
Rick Zouad
Sommelier
This Sake showcases how smooth and refreshing Sake can cut through the briny style of the oyster. It really balances the salty characteristics and it opens the flavors and makes you chew through the oyster and extract the sweetness of the flesh. This is a great alternative for Muscadet, one of the classic pairings with oysters. It has a perfect balance of acidity without overpowering the flavors of the oysters and it finishes very clean and sweet and lingers in the end. The sakes help eliminate the metallic flavor of the oyster and makes it more delicate and umami-driven with a sort of honeydew finish at the end.

THE RESTAURANTS

Where you can enjoy and Sake in
Autre Kyo Ya
East Village
Autre Kyo Ya
French Japanese
Autre Kyo Ya is the sister restaurant of Kyo Ya, (3-star NY Times & 1 Michelin star) which specializes in traditional Japanese cuisine with a la carte options and a chef's course. Executive Chef Shuji Furukawa presents quality interpretations of both classic French & Japanese cuisine. The wood-clad space features many nooks ideal for intimate conversation. For dining options it features a unique collection of Japanese dishes amped up with French influences and cooking techniques-think pâté de Campagne; a crispy cauliflower with spicy peanut sauce; and Berkshire pork belly Kamadaki rice pot in a garlic-ginger sauce. Some good sake pairing options that come to mind here are their fresh raw oysters and the yuzu salmon.
Covina
Flatiron
Covina
New American
Covina located in the Park South Hotel features pastas, pizza & Mediterranean food. However don't write off this as a run of the mill hotel restaurant as Covina is acclaimed chef Tim Cushman's (of O Ya, Hojoko...) vehicle to express his California roots and wanderings of his youth. Diverse fusion options - from lamb kofte to asparagus cacio e pepe to Hungarian fry bread topped with smoked salmon, charred broccolini with tonnato sauce dusted with nutritional yeast, and a cheeseburger with dashi pickles - are manifestations of Cushman's varied experiences. Part of a group of restaurants mainly focused on Japanese cuisine, they know good sake here and can present you with several good pairing options.
Aquagrill
SOHO
Aquagrill
Oyster & Seafod
About Aquagrill, Zagat noted, "While the food here is spectacular and quite elegant, Aquagrill still, after all these years, manages to feel like a comfy neighborhood spot..." The SOHO mainstay serves premium junmai ginjo and junmai daiginjo premium varieties that pair quite nicely with the daily selection of 25 different varieties of oysters. The waitstaff is quite friendly and can help you navigate the subtleties of Oysters and sake pairing. In addition to their super fresh oysters, they are known for their 'perfectly cooked' fish which also pairs well with its premium sake choices.
Dark Bullet Sake & Oyster Bar
Upper West Side
Dark Bullet Sake & Oyster Bar
American
Dark Bullet at 154 W 72nd St is a bar that features one of the best new pairings that are emerging - that is to say it is billed as an Oyster and Sake bar. Beyond Sake and oysters you can also get drinks featuring shochu and beer. Food-wise there are other great pub food options available for those who don't favor the pearl-bearing mollusc. Good news for late-night diners - their kitchen is open till midnight. Don't be fooled by the place's laid back vibe as a typical American bar (with free pool tables) as the seafood at this place is on par with the highest quality found at much more expensive, top shelf restaurants.
KANOYOAMA
East Village
KANOYOAMA
Japanese
"Zagat noted that ""Artfully arranged sushi, including varieties you don't often see, is the hook at this East Village Japanese adventure"". Indeed Kanoyama is the premier Japanese Restaurant awarded one Michelin star, providing the freshest sushi New York has to offer. Possessing an inviting ambience suitable for date night or any special occasion, they also have a convenient online ordering system for take out. Those choosing to dine in however, will be able to enjoy a wide variety of sake as diverse and flavorful as the fish they serve up."

BRANDS

Sake brands that go well with in London
Daiginjo KEN
Daiginjo KEN
Daiginjo
16%
Smooth, Clear, Fragrant
Suehiro Sake Brewery Co.,Ltd.
Ichinokura Mukansa Honjozo Extra Dry Sake
Ichinokura Mukansa Honjozo Extra Dry Sake
Honjozo
15%
dry, light, savory, foof-friendly
Ichinokura
https://www.ichinokura.co.jp/english.html
JunmaiGinjo  KisoSansen NijinoShirabe
JunmaiGinjo KisoSansen NijinoShirabe
Junmai Ginjo
15%
Kind of sweet, Fruity
Naito Brewery Co.,LTD.
Junmai-shu Urakasumi
Junmai-shu Urakasumi
Junmai
15-15.9%
crispy, nutty, savoury, smooth, clean
Urakasumi Sake Brewery SAURA CO., LTD.
http://www.urakasumi.com/en/
IMA for Pairing with OYSTERS
IMA for Pairing with OYSTERS
Junmai
12%
clean, sweet and sour, dry after taste
Imayo Tsukasa Sake Brewery Co. Ltd.
http://imayotsukasa.co.jp/en/
KATANA JUNMAI GINJO
KATANA JUNMAI GINJO
Junmai Ginjo
16%
Sharp and dry taste.
HANANOMAI BREWING CO.,LTD.
http://www.hananomai.co.jp/
DENSHIN YUKI ~SNOW~ JUNMAI GINJO
DENSHIN YUKI ~SNOW~ JUNMAI GINJO
Junmai Ginjo
15-16%
calm fragrance, pure and crisp taste
IPPONGI KUBOHONTEN Co., Ltd.
Uzume Tennyonomai Junmaiginjo
Uzume Tennyonomai Junmaiginjo
Junmai Ginjo
15%
Fruity, sweet, light, smooth
ITO Shuzou Co.,Ltd.
https://sake-uzume.jimdo.com
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