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Hook, Line & Dinner

Our very own Chef Hajime Sato preparing sea cucumber on basic cable?  No, it’s not deja vu, we promise.  This time, he’ll be side by side with super fun host guy Ben Sargent on Hook, Line, and Dinner.  Tune in to see Hajime make this local treat on the Cooking Channel this Thursday, April 19th, at 8:00pm.  Better yet, set your DVR and watch the show after enjoying some sustainable sushi at Mashiko!
 
We are especially excited to see this episode as Hajime had a ton of fun filming it.  Rumor has it there may be shenanigans, possibly including motorcycles…
 
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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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Sushi Class for Tsunami Relief

We were just talking with our good pal Susan over at Dish It Up.  Do you know Susan?  She is such a treat.  But anyway, the thing is that Susan was telling us that there are still several seats available for their Sushi Rolls for Tsunami Relief class coming up on Wednesday, May 11th.  Why, that’s just next week.

Here’s the deal on why this class really needs to be completely full:  Sure, it will be loads of fun learning to make some sustainable sushi basics with our very own Chef Hajime Sato.  And of course, we know that the Dish It Up location in Ballard is full of fancy schmancy kitchen stuff that you’ll probably want.  But the real kicker is that this is a tsunami relief effort, with $20 of each student’s fee being donated to the American Red Cross.  Hajime’s instructor fee will also be donated.  Have fun, learn a bit, and contribute towards helping Japan?  Win, win, win.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday.  All mom really wants is more time with you, ya know.  How’s about making reservations for the two of you at Mashiko for dinner.  Then you can surprise her over dessert by telling her that you are both going to Dish It Up for this class!  Holy wow, she would be one happy mom.

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The Beauty of Hawaiian Abalone

As many of you know, our very own Chef Hajime Sato was in Hawaii last month eating lots of local fare and continuing his aquaculture research.  A good portion of one day was spent visiting Big Island Abalone.

Big Island Abalone's Hiroshi Arai showed Hajime ezo awabi in different stages of growth.

Most wild abalone habitats along the West Coast have been severely damaged, so it is very difficult to get any quality abalone in that manner.  Under the right conditions, abalone can thrive when properly farmed.  Big Island Abalone primarily grows a Japanese strain originating from Hokkaido called ezo awabi. Interestingly enough, the main food source enjoyed by these abalone is seaweed strains originating in our Puget Sound!  The clean, non-invasive conditions of this type of aquaculture produces 60 tons of abalone per year.  Think of what a relief this must be to the wild sources, allowing them to reestablish themselves in the oceans.

Oh so much delicious abalone...

Hajime returned with a fresh perspective on abalone.  What better way to share his renewed passion than to serve you some, fresh from the Big Island?  We just received a beautiful shipment of ezo awabi.  We invite you to stop by Mashiko to experience the unique flavor and very gentle texture.  You won’t find fresher abalone in Seattle!  They won’t last long, so get yours soon!

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Mashiko Featured in Seattle Magazine

If you haven’t tried our bento yet, we really think you should.  Now don’t give us that suspicious look.  Even the nice folks over at Seattle Magazine agree.  That’s why they included a little snippet about us in their “Best Seattle Restaurants 2011” article.  Our bento is not only a true taste sensation, it is also a super value.  We like that they paired it with a masu of sake.  Sake is great, isn’t it?  It kind of goes with every meal.  Sake with every meal.  Mmmmm…

But we digress.  Mashiko diners, we appreciate you more than we can accurately express.  We want you to eat what makes you happy.  But as always, we strongly encourage you to try new things.  Why?  Because our very own Chef Hajime Sato says so, that’s why.  So, how’s about a bento tonight?

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Mashiko Participating in Disaster Relief Fundraiser for Japan – This Sunday

It was announced last week that West 5‘s Dave Montoure was organizing a disaster relief fundraiser for the people who were affected by the tsunami in Japan.  We are proud to say that we will be participating in “West Seattle for Japan” this Sunday, March 27th.

We have chosen to raise funds while also raising awareness of the uniquely satisfying flavors of Northeast Japan.  We will be offering a bento with several items traditionally served in that region.  Specific items will be rotating throughout the night as there is such a variety of things that we want to share with the dining public!  This Northeast Japan bento will be available for only $25, with 50% of the selling price being donated to “West Seattle for Japan”.  For a more complete experience, we will be recommending regional sakes for you to try as well.  And of course, our very own Chef Hajime Sato will be on hand to answer questions about your bento, and beyond…

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