The world’s largest sake festival outside Japan, The Joy of Sake returns to New York for the 15th year, featuring a record high of 512 premium sakes for tasting and dishes from 18 of New York’s top Asian restaurants. The breadth of the city’s booming Asian food scene will be represented, highlighting how sake pairs with a range of flavors and styles from rustic to refined. Participating restaurants are: 15 East, Bond St., Bozu, Hibino, INSA, Little Tong Noodle Shop, The Lobster Club, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Morimoto, Nikutei Futago, Sakagura, Sakamai, Shuko, Sushi Seki, TabeTomo, The Woo, Yopporai and Zuma. Tickets www.joyofsake.comare $110 per person.
Dishes include SakaMai's Foie Gras Monaka - Foie gras mousse, miso duck, fig, mochi wafer; Zuma's Spicy Tuna Handroll with pickled cucumber and tenkasu and crab and leek wrapped in spinach crepes with a light Korean mustard sauce from The Woo.