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It’s Not Too Late To Be A Valentine’s Day Superstar

On the lookout for an amazing, super-last-minute Valentine’s Day gift?  How’s about some saké?  Better yet, how’s about making a date night of it?  It will be an evening to remember with an amazing saké class at Diane’s Market Kitchen on Monday, March 5th from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Our very own Chef Hajime Sato will be pairing some of his favorite sakés with a number of different cuisines.  Sake truly is a wonderful and very versatile beverage that works beautifully with many different favor profiles.  Join Hajime and Dianne LaVonne for an evening of exploration and imaginative food pairings.  Of course, your questions about sustainable seafood will be welcome.

This saké event is a great deal that would make a terrific Valentine’s Day gift.  Seating is very limited, and advance reservations are required.  Get registered now, and you can still be surprise your loved one tonight with the details of your upcoming saké date!

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Explore Saké Like Never Before!

Rumor has it that you want to learn more about saké.  We also heard that you want to learn in a super tasty and non-intimidating setting.  Well, Hajime is going to make it a night to remember with an amazing saké pairing dinner at Mashiko on Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Truly a special event, this dinner will be a seven course meal paired with Yaegaki and other premium sakés.  Each course will be introduced by our very own Chef Hajime Sato along with a brief explanation of the individual sakés and how they were chosen to pair with that course.  There will also be an added emphasis will be on the importance (and deliciousness) of sustainable seafood.

At $80 per person (plus tax and gratuity), this saké pairing dinner is a great deal that makes for a memorable night.  Seating is very limited, and advance reservations are required.  Give us a call, and we’ll save a space for you!

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Join Hajime at “The End of the Line” Screening in West Seattle

With everything going on over the past couple of weeks, we nearly forgot to tell everyone about an awesome upcoming event.  That would have been terrible!

We are excited to announce that Sustainable West Seattle is about to host a screening of one of our favorite films, The End of the Line.  Come by the Admiral Theater on Monday, March 21st at 7:00pm to show your support for sustainable seafood.  Here is more information for those who really need to be in the know.

We are proud that our very own Chef Hajime Sato will be in attendance, ready and willing to field your questions after the film.  From the beautifully shot movie to your participation in the discussion, this is sure to be a great evening.  Keep in mind that the event will run a good couple of hours.  Dare we suggest dinner at Mashiko beforehand?  Oh, I think we just did.

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Sake Tastings at Uwajimaya

Whilst perusing the goods at our favorite Uwajimaya location yesterday, we were happy to spot our good friend Louise.  Upon further examination, our delight grew as we realized that she was facilitating a complimentary mini sake tasting of three of Uwajimaya’s offerings.  How cool is that? Today and tomorrow, tastings will be held between 2:00-5:00pm.  Apparently the selections to taste will be rotating every weekend, so be sure to check back regularly for maximum sake enjoyment.  Keep this schedule in mind as the dates and times vary based on which location you’d like to visit.  We still think the International District locale is especially worth the visit.  Be sure to say “Hi” to Louise for us!  Then you might consider heading over to Mashiko for dinner.  We’ve been known to do some fabulous sake pairings with our meals.

This may very well be the most fun you’ve had at the supermarket in a long, long time.  Come on, you know you were going to pop in and grab a box of Hello Kitty Choco Pies anyway.

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Hajime Wants YOU To Make Sustainable Sushi

Surely your sweetheart was delighted by your Valentine’s Day present.  What’s that you say?  Not so much?  Well then, now is the time to right that wrong by signing the two of you up for an evening filled with food, fun, and fabulousity.  Our very own Chef Hajime Sato will be teaching his Sustainable Sushi and Sake class at Diane’s Market Kitchen this coming Tuesday, February 23rd. 

Diane knows how to have fun in the kitchen.

We had considered playfully accusing Hajime of trying to teach everyone how to make sustainable sushi so that he can retire.  We then realized that teasing a strong-willed man holding a very big knife may not be prudent.

Regardless, this is a very popular class.  Register now before the few remaining seats have been filled! 

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Sushi & Sake Fest 2009 – This Thursday

Sushi & Sake Fest

Everyone likes a room full of sake.

As the leaves burst into full, vivid color and the nights begin to chill us, we are reminded of one important thing.  It’s time for Sushi & Sake Fest!  This annual fundraiser for Densho will feature appetizers provided by Mashiko.  Rumor has it that Naomi Kakiuchi will be there to serve you alongside Hajime.  Fun and filling, the Sushi & Sake Fest is being held at the swanky Westin Seattle.

Also, Betty Sukeban would like to remind you that sake is sustainable.

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Sustainable Sushi Meet & Greet – Seattle Chefs Collaborative

Chefs Collaborative  is a national organization with some pretty nifty ideas.  Our favorite: ” Our Vision:  As a result of our work, sustainable practices will be second nature for every chef in the United States.”  How cool is that?  Although it does kind of make our goal of losing five pounds seem insignificant.
Hajime was delighted when the Seattle Chefs Collaborative asked him to participate in their Sustainable Sushi Meet & Greet event.  Regretfully, a scheduling conflict is keeping him from attending the event.  In lieu of Hajime’s presence, attendees will be treated to sustainable appetizers created at Mashiko and presented by the lovely and talented Naomi Kakiuchi.
All of Seattle Chefs Collaborative events are by invitation only.  If you are involved in the local food industry here in Seattle, we encourage you to get in touch with them.  Even if you are not a food industry professional, you will surely be impressed by their principles and goals.

Geoduck is local, sustainable, and yummy.

Geoduck is local, sustainable, and yummy.

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