Yamazato teams up with Kariho Sake Brewery (Akita Seishu Co., Ltd.) to host “Culinary Delights” from April 5 to May 5. Kariho Sake Brewery was established in 1850 and located in Akita’s rice basket. The sake names by Kariho was based on the Waka (traditional Japanese poetry) which was written by the Tenchi Emperor. The Waka shows respect for the farmers who work hard to cultivate the rice fields and it is very meaningful for sake producers. Akita depends heavily on agriculture, with the climate being ideal for growing rice of exceptional taste. “Akita Komachi” and “Yume Obako” are two strains of rice that are grown exclusively in the prefecture and delivered throughout Japan. Three important elements in Akita combine to produce Japan’s best sake–rice, high quality water and passionate sake brewers.
The highlighted dish for lunch is “Grilled Scallop with Miso” in Akita style and local people call it “Kayaki”. The highlighted dish for dinner is Kiritanpo Hot Pot. “Kiritanpo” is a traditional dish of Akita made from freshly harvested rice and is delicious eaten by itself but is even more enjoyable when added into nabe, a Japanese hot pot dish with Yamazato’s homemade “Shottsuru” sauce made from sandfish. People in Akita usually eat Kiritanpo from September to late March, during the harvest season. The unique name comes from its shape, which looks like a spearhead.
Sake selected to pair with Yamazato’s food for lunch and dinners are: Kariho Junmai Daiginjo Ginsenju–Junmai Daiginjo Ginsenju is aged in bottle in a low temperature, very delicate on the palate and round with swelling fruitiness. Kariho Daiginjo–Kariho Daiginjo is super-premium sake made from Yamadaishiki and Miyamaishiki rice, it has a pleasant taste, mild flavor and persistent aftertaste. Kariho Junmai Ginjo Rokushu–a unique collection of aromas from rice and grains to berries and touch of mint and the four hot words are Crisp, Dry, Even and Drinkable. Kariho Junnai Junkei Krakuchi 80 is refined sake produced from “Akita Komachi rice” which is known for its purity, soft and mellow rice umami flavor. Yamazato invites you to discover Akita’s culinary delights and to allow their staff to take you via this meal on a historic, story-telling journey to the elegant region of Japan–don’t miss out!
When: April 5–May 5, 2019 12:00pm–3:00pm, 5:30pm–10:00pm
Where: Yamazato Japanese Restaurant, 28F, Hotel Okura Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai
How much: Akita Kaiseki Set-Lunch – MOP $580 per person (with Sake Pairing – MOP $730)
Akita Kaiseki Set-Dinner – MOP $1,580 per person (with Sake Pairing – MOP $1,830)
For reservations and enquiries, call +853 8883 5127, send an email to [email protected] or check their website