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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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Back to (Sake) School

Sake Master Dinners and Sake Course Announced

 Yes, it’s still technically summer, but we at ki are already busy lining up an exciting autumn for our guests!  With three sake master dinners and hosting WSET’s Level 1 Award in Sake, there are several more reasons to come to ki this fall.

 

 

To commemorate Nihonshu no Hi (Sake Day), the first day of sake brewing in Japan.  Sake pairings will include sake from some of Japan’s most esteemed breweries from around Japan.  Please join host Michael Tremblay, Ki’s certified Advanced Sake Professional, for an unforgettable evening of ...

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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 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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