Sushi & Sake Pairing With Sake Sommelier in Chigasaki

Organized by Eri Uchiyama
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Experience Details
Experience Location
2 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 8 guests
Private Experience
The world of sake is an intimidating one. Learn the basics and develop your palette in this sushi and sake experience in Chigasaki, Kanagawa.
Learn how to shop for and pair sake based on your preferences
Sample a variety of rare Japanese sake
Deepen your knowledge of Japanese sushi and sake
A private dining experience in a sushi restaurant
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Sushi and sake go together like cheese and wine. Pairing the right fish with the right sake is no easy feat. In this private dining experience, you can learn the basics of sushi and sake pairing, picking up tips and tricks that will be handy to pair with almost any dish. For this experience, head to a quaint restaurant in Chigasaki, where the head sushi chef will prepare and serve an 8-piece Edomae sushi course. A knowledgeable sake sommelier will right by your side and pair your sushi with one of five rare varieties of sake. For each drink, the sommelier will explain their unique particularities and share some insights on pairing them with food so that your sips complement your bites every time, no matter the occasion. The five rare varieties of sake you’ll get to taste: happoshu (a drink somewhat akin to beer but with a lower malt content), cold sake (to contrast the more common warm sake), kimoto, junmai and nigori (or cloudy sake). All have a particular finish and mouthfeel. The best way to learn which you gravitate toward is to try them all — and this experience is the perfect opportunity to do so. Beyond tasting, the sake sommelier will also teach how to read sake labels so you can navigate the liquor store like a pro the next time you’re looking to buy sake to drink at home. This dining experience stands out because you’ll have the entire sushi restaurant to yourself and the chef and sommelier at your disposal. You’ll be able to ask questions directly to the professionals. Feed your curiosity and your stomach! Experience flow: Arrive at the restaurant Brief introduction of the restaurant, chef, and sake sommelier Course starts Try five types of rare sake (happoshu, cold sake, kimoto, junmai, and nigori) Learn about all the unique properties of Japanese sake and its varieties
A course of 8 sushi pieces and side dishes to pair with the sake
5 different varieties of sake chosen by the sake sommelier
Food and drink items not included in the experience
Transportation to and from the restaurant
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
At the restaurant, 7 minutes by car from Chigasaki Station. There is a bus available. Alternatively, guests can take a taxi to the venue. Price of bus or taxi not included.
Children under 12 years old cannot join this experience
Guests under 20 years old will not be allowed to drink alcohol as per Japanese law
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Nestled below the bustling city of Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture is as diverse in its environment as its food is delicious; Kanagawa offers Chinese street food and craft beer in Yokohama and fresh seafood from Kamakura and Enoshima, as well as natural beauty and mountainous produce in the hot spring town of Hakone near the base of Mount Fuji.
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Earliest available date: June 24, 2024
¥ 15,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals