On April 7th, Sake Fest 2009 will open its doors again to a thirsty and enthusiastic crowd. Sake Fest has been an annual event in Philadelphia since 2005 and has drawn in crowds of people eager to learn more about this increasingly popular drink. The event features dozens of sake varieties and food from local restaurants, with the intent to educate people on the different types of sake, how it is made, and how to pair it with food.
Sake Fest is organized in conjunction with the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) as a featured event in the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be rivaled only by the festival in Washington D.C. All net proceeds from Sake Fest benefit the JASGP.
As devoted fans of this beverage, we are looking forward to attending sake fest and we will post reviews of our experience and of the sake and food soon after the event. If you are planning to go, maybe we will see you there. If you can’t make it this year, maybe our reviews will provide a list of reasons to be there next year.
Sake Fest 2009
Presented by Event Navigators
Tuesday, April 7th
6:00 – 8:30pm
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
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Sake barrels at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo:
Rice at a sake brewery:
The fermentation process:
Sake in traditional cups, “kiki-joko.”