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Summer Sake Dinner

Sake isn't just for Japanese food anymore. Sake pairs even more perfectly with vegetables than wine, and right now a whole new wave of bold new sakes are electrifying the scene.

On Thursday, June 27 @ 8:15pm we've invited sake sommelier Sam Barickman to host a Summer New Wave Sake Dinner at Dirt Candy. Sam will be pairing an insane line-up of sakes from female producers, microbreweries, and from New York's only sake brewery, Brooklyn Kura, alongside a six course menu from Dirt Candy (including two new dishes that are still in the works).

Tickets are only $135 (including tip, but not tax) for a six-course Dirt Candy menu, with sake pairing, and they’re on sale now!

The menu includes:

  • Our Seaweed Caviar with avocado, cucumber, and creme fraiche

  • Cucumber Salad with kaffir lime & cucumber cream, sake-poached melon & cucumber, ice plant, and sichuan mint oil

  • Portobello Mousse with Asian pears and truffle toast

  • Fennel Tagine with tomato fennel broth and haricot coco merguez

  • Peas! That's all we know right now, but this dish is going to be a lot of fun

    Radish! For dessert? Yes! Again, that's all we know at the moment because Shannon Murphy, our pastry chef, is experimenting with something crazy.

Sam will be on hand to talk about all the sakes you're drinking and to answer every single question you ever had about sake but were afraid to ask, and everyone at Dirt Candy is really curious about those last two dishes. So come on down, drink some sake, and find out what they are at the same time we do!

Later Event: July 1
John Candy's Canada Day Cookout!