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First published: March 12, 2018

KEY VISUAL

,SAKE,HARMONY
,SAKE,HARMONY

KEY NOTES

Combining a Bold and Rich Sake with Cuts of Fresh Smoked Meat Such as Prosciutto Can Work a Real Treat

Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith
Wine and Spirits Columnist
Bold Sakes have a variety of vibrant notes, such as candied orange peel, tropical pineapple and even candy floss. Upon taste, an unexpected yet deeply satisfying taste experience awaits. A dense umami wraps itself around the whole of the mouth, making it the perfect match for a flavorsome salty dish. These Sakes combine incredibly well, with fresh cuts of smoked meat you find with tapas or charcuterie. Prosciutto, for example, offers a rich, salty and meaty taste with a chewy texture. The density, bold tea flavors (think Earl Grey) and rich umami of these Sakes create a truly incredible pairing.

A Rich Sake for Cured Charcuterie Creates a Marriage of Umami Highlighted by Earthy and Lactic Notes

John McCarthy
John McCarthy
Chef
The Sake has a rich mouthfeel and strong finish. The notes of mushrooms coupled with strong lactic notes make this a delicious, creamy Sake to pair with salty, cured meats such as prosciutto. The Sake offers acidic notes that help cut the fattiness of the charcuterie and creates a balanced pairing.

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.
Method
Hell's Kitchen
Method
Japanese
Located in Hell's Kitchen, Method is the perfect spot for meeting business clients or blind dates. The trendy-modern gastropub boasts an adjacent sake bar where you can order light snacks. After a drink or two, if you're not feeling it, you'll have an exit strategy, but likely you'll stay based on the merits of the food alone. There are many food options that pair well with their Sake options - Sushi, tempura, noodle, and meat dishes as well as unique plates such home made smoked cheese, Shrimp and avocado tempura, and their one-of-a-kind Prosciutto Oshi (Pressed style sushi). Many dishes are Japanese-inspired tapas for sharing, but also available are more substantial options like tempura, veal harami skirt steak, duck and a daily sashimi special. They are also open for lunch.
SOBA TOTTO
midtown
SOBA TOTTO
Japanese
Featuring one of the largest collections of sake to choose from, SOBA Totto, is a Japanese izakaya and a favorite of Japanese expats in NY. A wide and varied menu artfully served on beautiful Japanese pottery, includes, sashimi, tempura, yakitori skewers, karage, donburi and last but not least, their namesake soba noodles. For those wanting to try something new, they will customize a tasting course menu based on individual preferences and budgets. Their ample sake selection includes more than 70 different varieties and includes seasonal and competition-winning sakes. For the sake connoisseur this is the place to be.
TOMI JAZZ
midtown
TOMI JAZZ
Japanese
Featuring Jazz music 7 days a week, Tomi Jazz is features an eclectic variety of dishes that pair well with sake. Their Prosciutto and various cheese dishes are good bets to accompany sake and their avocado spaghetti is one of their most popular dishes. For something different, try their cod roe spaghetti, their wasabi Octopus or their spam rice ball. Their extensive sake menu features a scale of the dryness and richness of each brand. And don't forget that music and sake always pair well.

BRANDS

Sake brands that go well with in London
KUBOTA MANJYU
KUBOTA MANJYU
Junmai Daiginjo
15%
Smooth and Fragrant
ASAHI-SHUZO SAKE BREWING CO., LTD.
https://www.asahi-shuzo.co.jp/en/
OKUDEN KANTSUKURI
OKUDEN KANTSUKURI
Junmai
15%
subtle, organic flavors and a hint of rice's sweetness.
Miyasaka Brewing Co., Ltd
https://www.masumi.co.jp/english/
Toyonoaki Jyunmai Kingoro
Toyonoaki Jyunmai Kingoro
Junmai
15%
Rich and dry taste With a solid core to its flavor
Yoneda Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
http://www.toyonoaki.com/en/
YATSUSHIKA TOKUBETSU JUNMAI
YATSUSHIKA TOKUBETSU JUNMAI
Tokubetsu Junmai
15%
Full-bodied sake with a pleasant bite.
YATSUSHIKA BREWERY CO., LTD.
Hanagaki Junmai Ginjo
Hanagaki Junmai Ginjo
Junmai Ginjo
15%
Fresh, rich, Acidity, Umami
Nambu Sake Brewery
https://www.hanagaki.co.jp/about/english
KAIKA SANOMARU CUP
KAIKA SANOMARU CUP
Junmai
14.5%
Light, Smooth, Dry, Fruity
DAIICHI SAKE BREWRY
Sanzen Tokubestu Junmai Omachi
Sanzen Tokubestu Junmai Omachi
Tokubetsu Junmai
15.5%
Rich, Umami, Omachi
Kikuchi Shuzo
http://kikuchishuzo.co.jp/en
JUNMAI RAI
JUNMAI RAI
Junmai
15.8%
full, clean, sweet, umami, perfectly balancing acidity
OZEKI
https://www.ozeki.co.jp/english/
Sohomare Tokubetsu Kimoto "Heart and Soul"
Sohomare Tokubetsu Kimoto "Heart and Soul"
Tokubetsu Junmai
15%
Acidity and Umami in perfect harmony
Sohomare Sake Brewery
http://sohomare.co.jp/en_fr.php
SHIRAKAWAGO JUNMAIGINJO SASANIGORI
SHIRAKAWAGO JUNMAIGINJO SASANIGORI
Junmai Ginjo
15.3%
cloudy, rich, mellow
MIWA SHUZO CO., LTD.
http://www.miwashuzo.co.jp/english/
FUKUKOMA Inagoe
FUKUKOMA Inagoe
Junmai Daiginjo
17%
full body, creamy, yogurt, grapefruit
Kubota Brewery
https://www.heathwick.us/sake
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