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Sherry + Sake Dinner at Ki

Cava and ki modern japanese + bar are thrilled to announce an intimate and unique sake and sherry pairing dinner.  Courses will be created by Chef Jeremy Saluma of Cava and Chef Hing Wong from ki.  The theme is a ‘tour of Japanese sake and Spanish sherry”, exploring the similarities and differences between the two beverages.   

The menu and pairing concept: pair sherry with Japanese flavours, and pair sake with Spanish cuisine.   Drawing from their extensive beverage lists and knowledge, the challenge is on for ki’s Sake Sommelier Michael Tremblay and Sommelier Kyle Burch of Cava to pair outside their ...

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Gifu's Yamada Honten Sake Brewery

Now Featuring "Everlasting Roots" Tokubetsu Junmai at ki 

One of the recent additions to our ever-changing sake list is the “Everlasting Roots” Tokubetsu Junmai from Gifu’s Yamada Honten.  We are currently listing it on our Sake Sommelier page served up at a variety of temperatures so that you can fully enjoy all it has to offer.  In mid-February, I had the opportunity to make a brief stop at this tiny brewery located in the foothills of the Japanese Alps.   

 Three Generations of the Yamada family

Three generations of the Yamada Family

 

The tea room at the Yamada family's ancestral home overlooks the Kiso river ...

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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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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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