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‘Sake and the City’ Event

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Sample the unique qualities of a Japanese rice beverage at this evening celebrating the art of sake.

  • ‘Sake and the City’ Event
  • ‘Sake and the City’ Event

VIP Access for One


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  • VIP access for one to Sake and the City event on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 6:30–9:00 PM at the Astor Center
  • Skip-the-line privileges
  • VIP check-in and automatic entry into a drawing for “Sake and the City” gift basket raffle (exclusive to Gilt City), which contains:
    – An authentic sake set
    – Bottle of premium sake
    – Two tickets to “The Elements of Sake” class held at the Astor Center

What we love

  • Shingo Gokan combines the flair of a master mixologist (you might have tasted his creations at Angel’s Share or SakaMai) with a native Japanese reverence for sake. He’ll mix up unique concoctions during the evening.
  • Made from fermented rice, sake has been a part of Japanese culture for some 1,400 years. Tokutei meishō-shu, or “special-designation” sake is divided into eight different varieties. You’ll learn—and taste—much more about the drink at this tasting event.
  • The Astor Center, housed in the lower level of an elegant Romanesque-style building in Noho, is part retail store, part gathering space for those who love fine wine and food.
  • You’ll be entered to win a gift basket that contains an authentic sake set, a bottle of premium sake and two tickets to the “Elements of Sake” class at the Astor Center.

What to know

  • Redeem on: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Must be 21 or over to attend; valid government ID required
  • Purchaser names will be provided to the vendor for ticketing purposes


399 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

About the Event

If you can’t fly away to Japan next month, you’re invited to the next best thing: An evening at the Astor Center dedicated to one of the country’s most famous exports. At the “Sake in the City” event on February 12, the Center will present an elegant tutorial and tasting of precuts from 16 premium sake producers from the Land of the Rising Sun. Master mixologist Shingo Gokan (from Angel’s Share and SakaMai) will mix up some memorable cocktails to enliven your taste buds and add some spirit to the occasion. In addition, you’ll enjoy gourmet light fare from Brushstroke, David Bouley’s new Japanese fusion eatery in Tribeca. Who needs a trip to Asia?

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