In early October along the Spree and the Rhine an extraordinary pleasure is awaiting the connaisseur: Kokuto shochu.
Manufacturers of this Japanese rare specialty from sugar cane and rice koij are presenting at the fair "Bar Convent" in Berlin. And they invite on the evening of October 7th at the Hotel Adlon for tasting their distillates in a pairing with the delicate meat of the famous Kagoshima Wagyu.
On October 9th, Dusseldorf is all about the Kokuto shochu.
In the evening, eight producers of Kokuto Shochu present their products in four restaurants in the city.
BERLIN, 7th-8th October:
Bar Convent. Hall 7, Stand F13 SHOKOKAI JAPAN
(Central Federation of Societies of Commerce and Industry)
In the demo Bar C a lecture on Sake & Shochu by Yoshiko Ueno-Müller is held daily.
October 7, 14:15 to 15:00
October 8, 18:00 to 18:45
BERLIN October 7th from 19-20hrs:
Opening Event "KOKUTO Shochu Fair" in the Bar Sra Bua by Tim Raue in the Hotel Adlon Kempinski. 8 manufacturers from Japan are present.
Head bartender Gregor Dill is appointed as “Shochu Ambassador” on October 6th by the "Kagoshima Federation of Societies of Commerce and Industry". His eight creative shochu cocktails are presented that day. Then Kokuto-Shochu and a Kagoshima wagyu menu is offered at the gourmet restaurant. Menu price incl. Kokuto shochu and wine 140 Euros. Reservation Tel. 030 2261 1959, Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin.
The menu and shochu cocktails are served until the end of October. http://www.srabua-adlon.de
DUSSELDORF, October 9th from 19-21 hrs:
Shochu producers are present at the following restaurants:
Benkay at Hotel Nikko, Immermannstr. 41, Tel. 0211 8340, www.nikko-hotel.de
Yabase, Klosterstr. 70, Tel. 0 211 36 26 77, http://yabase-ddf.com
Kushitei, Immermannstr. 38, Tel. 360935 0211, http://brickny.com/kushitei-de
Nagomi, Bismarckstr. 53, Tel.0211 41658988, http://nagomi.de
KOKUTO Shochu is offered at each of these restaurants until the end of October.