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Rare sake experience—pairings with lobster tartar, Hokkaido scallop, Patagonian toothfish, US prime beef tenderloin

Solaire’s Yakumi holds Art of Sake on August 24

Appetizer of sake-steamed king crab leg with sturgeon caviar

Yakumi restaurant at Solaire Resort & Casino is holding a very rare dining experience on Aug. 24, 2023 (Thursday), 6 p.m. particularly for those who love contemporized Japanese cuisine and the Japanese wine sake. It is not usual in the Philippine dining scene to be offered a wide and diverse range of sake, and Yakumi is doing just this.


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According to Daniel Blais, Solaire (Metro Manila) director of Beverage, the Art of Sake, as the gastronomic experience is called, will feature sake bottles drawn from the hundreds in the selection especially milled and curated for Solaire in the various prefectures in Japan. The selection starts off with Junmai Ginjo ‘Zen’ (Urakasumi Miyagi Prefecture) paired with appetizer of sake-steamed king crab leg, onsen tamago egg yolk, sturgeon caviar, asparagus, dashi.

The six-course meal was developed by Japanese executive chef Norimasa Kosaka.

Sushi—the Junmai Daiginjo 65% milled for the Solaire 10th anniversary (Kagamiyama, Saitama Prefecture)  paired with Australian rock lobster tartar, striped jack nigiri, tuna ceviche, toro sushi, sansho pepper

Sushi with sake milled for Solaire’s 10th anniversary

Chawanmushi— Junmai Daiginjo “12” (Kagamiyama, Saitama Prefecture) paired with soy-marinated Hokkaido scallop, smoked Spanish mackerel, roasted pine nuts, XO sauce

Chawanmushi with Junmai Daiginjo ‘12’ (Kagamiyama, Saitama Prefecture)

Teppanyaki— Junmai “Yamadanishiki 65” (Nito, Aichi Prefecture) paired with Teppanyaki Patagonian toothfish, fresh sea urchin, sake-marinated sansho beef, white soy beaurre blanc foam

Teppanyaki Patagonian toothfish

Robatayaki— Junmai Daiginjo “Snow Aged” 3 years (Hakkaisan, Niigata Prefecture) paired with char-grilled US prime beef tenderloin, fresh black truffle, soy mirin glaze, miso Hollandaise, mushroom onigiri rice

Dessert— Umeshu Classic (Choya, Osaka) paired with green tea roll cake, azuki beans, Japanese plum wine sorbet

Green tea roll cake, azuki beans, Japanese plum wine sorbet with Umashi Classic sake

The one-night dining experience is PhP6,888+. For details @solaire

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