Experience a night of culinary excellence with the exquisite flavors of Japanese cuisine paired with a selection of premium sake.
Yakumi, the acclaimed Japanese restaurant at Solaire Resort Entertainment City will present an evening of culinary excellence with “The Art of Sake” on August 24, 2023, at 6:00 P.M. where diners can indulge in a crafted menu designed to showcase the exquisite flavors of Japanese cuisine paired with a selection of premium sake.
Leading the culinary team is Yakumi’s Executive Chef Norimasa Kosaka and joining him for this special event is Director of Beverage Daniel Blais and Sake Sommelier Rossen Ingco, Jr.
The evening starts with an appetizer of sake steamed king crab leg, onsen tamago (egg) yolk, sturgeon caviar, asparagus, and dashi, perfectly paired with Junmai Ginjo ‘Zen’ from Urakasumi in the Miyagi Prefecture.
Sushi lovers will be delighted by the Australian rock lobster tartar tucked underneath striped jack sushi and tuna ceviche under toro (fatty tuna) sushi served with Japanese sansho pepper. These are paired with the Junmai Daiginjo 65% milled ‘Solaire 10th anniversary’ from Kagamiyama, Saitama Prefecture. This bottle was exclusively made for Solaire.
Then savor the flavors of the chawanmushi featuring soy-marinated Hokkaido scallop, smoked Spanish mackerel, roasted pine nuts, and XO sauce complemented by Junmai Daiginjo ’12’ from Kagamiyama, Saitama Prefecture.
The teppanyaki fish course will showcase a delicate teppanyaki Patagonian toothfish (aka Chilean seabass or Antarctic cod) , fresh sea urchin, sake-marinated sansho leaf, and white soy beurre blanc foam paired with Junmai ‘Yamadanishiki 65’ from Nito, Aichi Prefecture.
The extremely tender char-grilled US prime beef tenderloin, fresh black truffle, soy mirin glace, miso Hollandaise, and mushroom onigiri (rice ball) in the beef robatayaki course will be accompanied by Junmai Daiginjo ‘Snow Aged’ 3 years from Hakkaisan, Niigata Prefecture. This sake barrel is actually aged under snow for three years.
Ending the six-course dinner will be green tea roll cake, azuki beans, and Japanese plum wine sorbet served with Umeshu Classic from Choya, Osaka…a perfect ending for a delectable dinner.
“The Art of Sake” dinner is priced at Php 6888+ per person. For more information and reservations, visit solaireresort.com or call (02) 8888-8888.
Banner photo by Pepper Teehankee.