38 Sakes in 38 Days:  Day 3 Midorikawa “Green River”

38 Sakes in 38 Days:  Day 3 Midorikawa “Green River”

We’re celebrating Ten Thousand Waves’ 38th birthday by enjoying 38 sakes in 38 days at their fantastic Japanese restaurant, Izanami.  This week we are talking about rice, one of the three ingredients used to produce sake.

Our 3rd sake is Midorikawa “Green River”, a junmai made with a blend of three different types of rice and they are all local and quite unusual varieties.  This is highly rare to use a blend of rice in making sake.  “Green River” is brewed in Nigata in a brewery founded in 1884.  This soothing sake has hints of melon and a dry finish.  We thought “Green River” paired nicely with Chef Kiko’s fried chicken and their special that night, Blue Point Oysters- a delicious pairing!

You can taste “Green River” right now at Izanami.  And don't forget that on Fridays, go to santafe.com/passport and name all five of the sakes we will have talked about every week for your chance to win two $38 gift certificates to Izanami plus a hot tub for two at Ten Thousand Waves.  The grand prize winner on March 4th will receive a multi-course dinner for two at Izanami. a premium hot tub for two, complete massage for two and an overnight stay at Ten Thousand Waves.