On Monday October the 15th Team Kumagusu, an association of Shizuoka Chefs, and Nagashima Wine Store, who all work very hard to promote the Shizuoka Gastronomy and producers, held a gastronomic party at Baker’s Market in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City to celebrate Hiyaoroshi sake/new sake by three breweries and introduce local products from all over the Prefecture!
Mr. Nagashima of Nagashima Wine Store!
Mr. Tozaki of Hana Oto Restaurant and Mr. Sano of Kamoshibito Restaurant!
Mr. Shimura of Narusei Restaurant and Mr. Yoshimura of Uzu Restaurant.
Mr. Nakada of Hiro Sushi Restaurant could not come but his cuisine was also featured!
With 54 guests they certainly needed all the help they could muster!
Some of the appetizers being prepared before the guests made their entrance!
Mr. Takashima Of Takashima Brewery in Numazu City!
Mr. Sugii of Suginishiki Brewery in Fujieda City!
Mr. Doi of Doi Brewery in Kakegawa City!
Some of the sake brought by Mr. Takashima:
Yamahai Junmai Hiyaoroshi
Kimoto Junmai (not on sale yet!)
The mystery sake!
Some of the sake brought by Mr. Sugii:
Kimoto Junmai Hiyaoroshi
Kimoto Junmai Daiginjo (brewed in 2010)
Sake brought by Mr. Doi:
Junmai Ginjo Koshu ((brewed in 1995!)
Junmai Ginjo Nama (brewed in 2010)
The chefs tasted the sake before the guests arrived, naturally!
All the water on the tables came directly from the breweries’ wells!
Guests attentively listening to the pre-dinner explanations!
The guests patiently waiting for the festivities to start!
Now, what was on the menu?
A lot actually: Grilled eggplant and trout in konbujime style with sesame oil By Hiro Sushi.
Varied appetizers including:
Jumbo boiled peanuts from Fujinonomiya City by Hana Oto
Small turnip and persimmon marinated by Kamoshibito
Matsunaga tofu marinated in sake malt and crackers by Uzu
shinju Scallops brochette by Narusei
Frogfish liver/ankimo steamed in Seikyousuke style by Uzu
Herring and herring roe by Uzu
Avocado and Scallops in egg yolk umeshu dressing by Uzu.
Fresh mozuku seaweed from Miyako Island in Okinawa.
Organic vegetables from Matsuki Bio Farm in Fujinomiya City steamed by Uzu.
These beautiful vegetables were served with three different sauces!
More beautiful vegetables!
Natural salt was also on hand!
I just couldn’t stop looking at them and asking for more!
Amagi Shamo Chicken from Horie Farm in Izu Peninsula and seasonal vegetables sauteed Chinese style by Hana Oto!
Magenton pork from Sanoman Co. in Fujinomiya City fried with maitake/Broomstick mushrooms in daikon in daikon sauce by Kamoshibito!
Smoked sawara/Spanish mackerel by Narusei!
Ebihimo and eringe mushrooms in walnut sauce by Kamoshibito!
Mackerel and barracuda pressed sushi by Hiro Sushi!
Fried rice vermicelli by Hana Oto!
Looking forward to the next event!
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Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento,Adventures in Bento Making, American Bent, Beanbento, Bento No, Bento Wo Tsukurimashou, Cooking Cute, Eula, Hapabento , Happy Bento, Jacki’s Bento Blog, Kitchen Cow, Leggo My Obento, Le Petit Journal Bento & CO (French), Lunch In A Box,
Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, The Herbed Kitchen, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Cooking Cute, Timeless Gourmet, Bento Bug, Ideal Meal, Bentosaurus, Mr. Foodie (London/UK), Ohayo Bento,
Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery