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Summer at Ki

 

Summer at Ki

From all of us at ki to you

 Have a wonderful Canada Day long weekend! 

 

 

Ki will be closed this long weekend but will be celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary all July and August with amazing Canadian wines, sake and sushi!  We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

 

 

Ichigo Ichigo Ichigo!

 

 

Our latest cocktail, an ode to summer, was recently included in NOW Magazine.  The Ichigo (“strawberry’ in Japanese) was crafted by ki bartender Katrina Matthews and is the perfect patio sipper.  Click HERE to read the NOW article.   

 

Patio and Rosé …the Perfect Combination ...

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Sake Master Dinner at Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

Sake Master Dinner at Ki Modern Japanese + Bar

For the past 6 years, May in Toronto has proven to be a sake-laden month, as brewers and brewery representatives from Japan and North America visit to participate in Kampai Toronto - Festival of Sake, Canada's largest sake tasting featuring 160 sake.  

In celebration of Kampai Toronto, Ki is thrilled to announce an intimate sake dinner with the Presidents and Master Brewers from some of Japan’s most esteemed craft sake breweries, including Rihaku, Doi, Tensei and Kanbara breweries.  Please join John Gauntner, Sake Samurai and Author of The Sake Handbook, Monica Samuels, Sake Expert and National Sake Sales Director ...

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Sake and Sushi, Featuring Shichida Sake

Sake and Sushi, Featuring Shichida Sake

Several new sake are available at ki for a limited time.  Two of them, the Shichida Junmai and Junmai Ginjo, hail from the southern satellite island of Kyushu.  These sakes are incredibly versatile and are perfect with sushi, kushiyaki, tempura or any other dish from ki's extensive menu.

Saga Prefecture’s Tenzan Sake Brewery was established in 1875 by Toshiba Shichida on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu.   The brewery is owned by the Shichida family which originally founded a water mill near Mount Tenzan in the 1860’s and produced some of the best somen noodles in Japan ...

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January's Sake Flight is all Niigata

January's Sake Flight is all Niigata

Niigata's climate in the winter months can be a cold and snowy one.  The prefecture is narrow and book-ended between the Sea of Japan and the Japanese Alps, and consequently bears the brunt of snow laden weather that travels across from Siberia.  Some regions, closer to the mountains, receive huge amounts of snow - some with as much as 35 feet!  This snow acts as a purifier, cleansing the air of pollutants and thus creating good brewing conditions.  In addition, the snow melt is of great benefit to the high grade sake rice that the prefecutre cultivates, not to mention ...

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CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY AT KI

CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY AT KI

 

ki modern japanese + bar presents an elegant Valentine's Day menu created by our chefs.   A special sake flight designed to pair with the menu is also available.  

Menu and pairings will be available available Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14.

soup 

Mushroom + Konbu Consommé

shimiji + oyster mushrooms, fennel, goji berries, cilantro + sansho

cold

Truffle Sansho Maguro Tuna

toasted rice pearls, tamago yaki, dragonfruit, pomegranate + jalapeño-mint vinegar

hot

Miso Braised Pork Belly

confit baby carrots, kimchi pickled fig + ume-shiitake risotto 

rice

Tokusen Nigiri  

shichimi togarashi Mutsu + toasted goma nori

Sake with fresh dill, yuki kombu + dill oil

Suzuki ...

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Sake for the Holidays

Sake for the Holidays

For this holiday season, Michael Tremblay, ki's Head National Sake Sommelier has chosen several sakes that are versatile, savoury and will ward cold winter temperatures.  Whether you are enjoying sake at ki or organizing your own social event, these sakes are perfect for the myriad of flavours that come to the table at this time of year!

Think "Kimoto"

When you see "Kimoto" on bottle, the sake has been made using ancient techniques going back to Japan's Edo Period.  This is a laborious process of using wooden oars to mix and pulverize the rice mash, and encourage the ...

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GETTING READY FOR A FESTIVE SEASON AT KI

It's time to book your holiday party, and ki has several options to suit your festive needs! Ki offers a variety of options to make your holiday party a memorable one.  Offering a range of rooms and semi-private spaces throughout the restaurant, an array of menu choices, and Canada's largest sake list, we are ready to customize an experience like no other. 

For more information on booking your holiday event, please contact Megan Nishida at 416.308.5888 or megan@kijapanese.com.

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Holiday Gift Guide…Sake Style!

9 best sake-centric holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list

Gifts For the Sake Starter

1. Sake Bath by Fresh.

Want to live like a geisha (or pretend to be like one)? Take a lesson from the cosmetic routines of these traditional Japanese entertainers and soak your skin with sake. Want healthy skin? Sake is great at keeping it beautiful!

2. Sake Brewery Tour and Tasting at the Ontario Spring Water Sake Co.

You don’t need to travel to Japan to visit a sakagura. Nestled in Toronto’s Distillery District is Ontario’s first and only sake brewery ...

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