As we welcomed November, we welcomed a few changes to Blue Jasmine’s menus. As well as the new Christmas menu, we also brought out some new items on our wine list. Our Sommelier has been working on tweaking the wine list whilst especially focusing on our selection of Sake. Some of you may be experts on Sake already but for those of you who aren’t, here’s a little crash course.
So, what is Sake?
Sake is a traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage made from Rice. It is sparkling and lower in alcohol than traditional sparkling wine, usually somewhere in the range of 15-20% ABV. It can either be served warm or cold depending on the individual type of sake and its flavour profiles. It is a fantastic pairing for many Asian umami flavours because it can bring out hidden flavours of the dishes as well as refresh the palette at the same time.
Which Sake can I try at Blue Jasmine?
We’re glad you asked! Sommelier Alessandro picked two favourite Sake’s which are different in taste but both wonderful.
Akashi-Tai Junmai Ginjo Sparkling Sake: Made using the traditional method, as used in Champagne, this is light, refreshing and reminiscent of Moscato d'Asti. A delicious aperitif. Akashi-Tai brewery has been brewing since 1886, and they still brew by hand with the expertise learned by several generations of the family-run business.
Dewazakura Oka - Ginjo Sake: Delightful flowery bouquet with a touch of pear and melon. The aroma billows, with layers of fruit, sweet steamed rice, and cherry blossoms. The body is light with a modest sweetness. Feminine, soft, and seductive– Dewazakura Oka is easy to love. It remains to this day one of the most popular and recognizable premium sake on the market.