38 Sakes in 38 Days: Day 25 Dewatsuru Hot
We are celebrating Ten Thousand Waves’ 38th birthday with 38 sakes in 38 days at their splendid Japanese restaurant, Izanami. Today we continue our conversation about how temperature affects the flavor and body of sake.
Our 25th sake is Dewatsuru hot. Dewatsuru is a kimoto junmai with a milling rate of 65% produced in the original old-style kimoto brewing method. This week we have been tasting only two sakes, Cabin in the Snow and Dewatsuru, and noting the differences when served room temp, hot and chilled. Mateo told us that many people insist on drinking sake hot and the one that Izanami suggests to be served that way is Dewatsuru. Drinking this sake hot reminded me of the old days of drinking sake only much, much better. We thought this paired nicely with Chef Kiko’s corn fritters and crispy brussels sprouts.
Now you can taste Dewatsuru hot and the other fantastic sakes on this week’s flight and see for yourself how delightful it is to pair exquisite food with amazing sakes at Izanami. On Fridays, go to santafe.com/passport to enter our contest where you name all of the sakes I’ve talked about that week (hint: go can read my blogs in case you miss hearing me talk about them). On Mondays, we will draw one correct entry and that person will receive two $38 gift certificates to Izanami and a private hot tub for two at Ten Thousand Waves. On March 4th we will draw our grand prize winner who will receive a complete therapeutic massage for two, a premium hot tub for two, a multi-course dinner for two at Izanami and an overnight stay at Ten Thousand Waves. We’re celebrating 38 years of Ten Thousand Waves- your passport to relaxation from your friends at 98-1 Radio Free Santa