For the 12th theartofsake Sake On-nomi, we will be doing a session pairing chocolates with Japanese Sake on the 16 September 2020. Although the pairing of chocolate with sake may seem unorthodox, on closer viewing, the pairing is not as crazy as first thought.
We have 5 x 80ml of sample sakes in a tasting flight together with our selection of 5 different bon bons. For the full bottle set, we will include 5 bottles of sake together with 20 bon bons.
We will be running a Zoom Live Video Conference for the Sake On-nomi on Wednesday, 16 September 2020. The event will start at 8pm. The room will launch at 7:45pm for networking. To join, please purchase our Tasting Set or Full Bottle Set at our website.
We will sms/whatsapp you the zoom meeting room on the day before the meeting! Meeting details will also be included in the tasting sets together with the Sake Details and Tasting notes.
Please note: the tasting sets will only be sent out during the late afternoon of the event day. We will bottle the samples that day to keep it as fresh as possible.
Sake & Chocolate Pairing
1. Butterfly Pea with Brass Lion Gin
Paired with Tsuki no Katsura Tokubetsu Honjozo Nigori
The sake brings out the Lavender/floral flavours of the chocolate while the light effervescence brings out the creamy texture of the pairing.
2. Sungei Ruan (Malaysia) Single Origin 45% Cocoa
Paired with Kojimaya Untitled #1
The smooth and malty chocolate goes very well with the fruity and surprisingly rich sake. The blackcurrant notes of the chocolate is complemented by the Kyoho grape notes of the sake.
3. Vung Tao (Vietnam) Single Origin 72% Cocoa.
Paired with Sanzen Junmai Ginjo Asahi
The dried apricot, cinnamon notes synergies with the rice sweetness of the sake, which uplifts the fruity notes. The rummy notes of the chocolate with its pleasant acidity is also accentuated by the sake
4. Anaimalai (India) Single Origin 72% Cocoa
Paired with Kinkon Aged Kijoshu
Prominent notes of raisins and cashew nuts is complemented by the similar notes from the kijoshu, increasing the complexity of the pairing. The chocolate's slight bitterness and astringency combine well with the savouriness of the sake.
5. Calamansi Surprise
Paired with Toko Ginjo Umeshu
A Singapore inspired bon bon, the tangy tarty notes are given balance by the rich and velvety sweetness of the multiple award winning umeshu.
If you are interested in a bigger selection, please visit Benns Ethicoa at https://bennsethicoa.com/
Good experience on the tasting. Hope to have another session on cheese or ham pairing soon
Didn’t get to do this with the event, but seems interesting