Sake San Jose 2011 will be held on May 26, 2011. One of the most anticipated fundraisers of the year, SSJ once again takes to the streets of San Jose to sample over 25 sakes and get a taste of the prolific food, flavor and culture of one of the three remaining Japantowns in the United States. Come join the event that thousands of attendees and counting have continued to enjoy each year. An opening ceremony will kick-off the event at 5PM, with tastings commencing at 5:30PM.
Sakes made in Japan and the US, such as daiginjo, ginjo and junmai grades will be available for tasting at over 20 Japantown businesses, providing a great opportunity for connoisseurs and novices alike to sample and learn about a variety of sakes. The sixth annual SSJ will also debut an Akiyama Premium Sake Tasting, where industry experts will guide more ardent tasters through a special collection of premium sakes and accompanying “small plates” in the James Akiyama Wellness Center’s Sakura Room. These limited quantity tickets include participation to the regular SSJ event as well.
All proceeds from the event directly benefit the programs of Yu Ai-Kai Senior Services and its participants. Tickets are $40 ($80 for the Premium tasting) if purchased before May 26, and full price on the day of the event. Tickets and merchandise are available at Yu-Ai Kai, participating businesses, or online at http://www.sakesanjose.com