Saiko Sushi Coronado is hosting a six-course Sake Brewers’ Dinner on May 12, featuring four Master Sake Brewers from Japan to help Coronado School of the Arts.
The special menu is designed by Chef Anthony Pascale, made from hyper-local produce and ingredients and paired with six different award-winning sakes, according to organizers.
Diners will enjoy creative and inventive dishes featuring local, wild-caught fish right off the boat, such as Sheephead, Razor Crab, tuna and yellowtail, and game like wild boar.
But the real star of the show, according to Pascale, is the sake.
“Sake brewers are my inspiration,” said Pascale, who is also an Advanced Sake Professional in addition to chef. “You see a lot of wine dinners, and beer dinners, but not sake. We’re excited to say that Saiko Sushi is a pioneer in the San Diego sake scene.”
Information on sake
For each of the six courses, the sake brewers will share fun information about their sake, and Pascale will give some details on each of the dishes.
Pascale says that he and his team have already spent hours tasting each and every sake, taking notes and writing down thoughts. Then, he said, they start cooking and tasting to create the perfect dish to complement the sake; it’s all about the pairings.
Saiko Sushi is donating a portion of its proceeds to the Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA.)
“Coronado has been really, really good to us for a long time, so we want to make sure we live up to our end of the bargain. We want to be as awesome to Coronado, as it has been to us.”-Chef Anthony Pascale
“We’ve been in Coronado for 12 years, and we love it; we are happy and lucky to be here. So this is our chance to give back,” said Pascale. “Coronado has been really, really good to us for a long time, so we want to make sure we live up to our end of the bargain. We want to be as awesome to Coronado, as it has been to us.”
The bar opens at 5:30 and the tasting starts promptly at 6:30.
Tickets are $100 each, plus tax and tip. Reserve your spot now by calling Saiko Sushi Coronado at 619-435-0868 to buy over the phone.
“We can’t wait for the dinner, and to get everyone excited about sake,” said Pascale.