Saké Fest PDX 2014

by Lynn Moyers on June 13, 2014

On June 26, Portland chefs along with local and International sake producers will gather and share the versatile (and often mysterious) world of Saké – including Oregon’s own SakéOne based in Forest Grove.

Most folks don’t associate saké with desserts, and this year, five chocolate companies will demonstrate that unique pairing. Previous Sake Fest PDX local chocolate vendors include Batch PDX, Smitten Artisan Truffles and Xocolatl de David. This year we welcome Cocotutti of San Francisco, and another Portland based chocolatier, Treehouse Chocolate Co. They will highlight infused saké brands by incorporating them into their samples and our on-site experts will guide attendees as they pair other chocolates with the sweeter (Nigori) brands on hand.

“Participants attending Saké Fest PDX will experience some 130 saké varieties and learn how to pair it with any type of food from some of our best local chefs.” says Marcus V. Pakiser, Saké Fest PDX spokesperson and internationally renowned saké sommelier. He continues, “Samples of Japanese and American brands and premium and several rare saké will be available, as will regionally micro brewed ‘jizake’, which means small, regional saké brewer. Talented, local chefs from area restaurants and shops will prepare and serve a selection of appetizers, entrée samples, artisan chocolates, and foods that complement different types of saké.”

Saké Fest 2014 will be held in the Governor Ballroom of the newly remodeled Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th, Portland from 6:30pm-9pm on June 26.

Tickets are  $50 per person in advance online – ; $60 at the door (Adults 21 and older only).

A portion of the proceeds from this event go to benefit JASO.

See you there!

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