• 300th Anniversary Sake Dinner with Okunomatsu 奧の松 Sake Brewery

    300th Anniversary Sake Dinner with Okunomatsu 奧の松 Sake Brewery.

    A very special and intimate sake pairing dinner with Okunomatsu Shuzo. Established in Fukushima in 1716, and tracing its roots back to a samurai family, the Okunomatsu Sake Brewery has for three centuries produced some of the finest sake in Northern Japan.  Dinner with Mr. George Yusa, President of Okunomatsu, and Mr. Takeshi Tsushima, Okunomatsu’s International Sales Manager, in addition to Michael Tremblay, Ki’s certified Advanced Sake Professional, at Ki Modern Japanese + Bar.

    The menu will consist of an original five course menu created by Ki’s chefs paired with an exceptional lineup of sake, some of which are not available in Canada.  It’s taken 300 years to organize this dinner and for sure this is an amazing dinner, and here are the highlights of the night.

  • Low Calories Cocktails

    Want some low calories cocktails, which are tasty sipping drinks, light and not too boozy.  Here are some suggestions, especially they are good entry for a non-sake drinker.

    2 oz TY KU Cucumber,
    2 oz Soda Water,
    Splash of Lemon Juice

    2 oz TY KU Cucumber,
    0.75 oz Astral Tequila,
    0.75 oz TY KU Citrus,
    1 oz Lime Juice

    2 oz TY KU Cucumber,
    2 oz Lemonade,
    Basil Leaves

    1 oz TY KU Cucumber,
    1 oz Aviation Gin,
    0.75 oz Lime Juice,
    0.5 oz Simple Syrup

    Info from TY KU Sake:  http://www.tykusake.com/drinkingsake#cucumbercocktails

  • Nihonshu No Hi 日本酒の日

    Recognised on 1 October annually, Nihonshu no hi 日本酒の日 (International Sake Day), is know as sake day.  It marks the first day of the sake-making season.


    The main reason is related to the character written for SAKE.   The old symbol for sake is 酉, in the form of a jar, and 酉 in Chinese character, signifies the 10th year, the 10th month and the 10th hour in a cycles of 12 in the Chinese Zodiac.  After harvesting, sake-making begins in the fall, usually in October, the 10th month of the year; and the first day of October has been set by the sake industry as “Sake Day” in 1978.

    The current symbol for sake is

     represents liquid / wine

     represents jar