Thanks to all the well-prepared staff at Kumo, the event went so smooth and successful. Everyone was ready for the night at 5:45pm!! (The event started from 6:30pm).
Self-confessed sake geek and owner of Kumo, Nihonshu and Australia's largest sake menu.
Kumo's front-of-house manager and sommelier, who has developed her skills at Cutler and Co. and Vue de Monde.
GRILLED EDAMAME WITH MURRAY RIVER PINK SALT
(mixing iichiko BAR's yuzu liqueur with Prosecco's 2011 vintage)
otokoyama Junmai, Asahikawa, Hokkaido
2005 Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon, Hunter Valley, NSW
PREMIUM CHEF’S SELECTION
WITH FINGER LIME & GINGER DRESSING
TATAKI DUCK FILLET WITH PONZU JELLY
Koharu Tokubetsu Junmai, Tokushima, Shikoku
2010 Yabby Lake Vineyard
'Single Vineyard' Chardonnay Mornington Peninsula VIC
SEARED SCALLOPS WITH BUTTER & SOY
TOPPED WITH BONITO FLAKES
FRUITY PLUM WINE KARAAGE CHICKEN
TOFU DENGAKU WITH WALNUT MISO &
Dokan 2006 Junmai Ginjo, Yamahai Genshu Kobe, Hyogo
2011 Head 'Red', Grenache Shiraz Mataro Barossa Valley SA
KING PRAWN FRY WRAPPED IN POTATO
WITH GREEN TEA SALT
BRAISED KUROBUTA PORK BELLY PIE
GRILLED LAMB CUTLET WITH SALTED PLUM
PEPPER & PANKO CRUMBS
Special Gift from Andre to accompany the dessert:
Kokuto Umeshu on the rocks
JAPANESE-STYLE BAKE CHEESECAKE WITH
SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE
Andre and Sally walked around discussing and answering questions; From sake and wine, food and wine matching, to favourite Japanese restaurants in Melbourne.
Jan and Dave
Andre-san won the battle yesterday but I think it was a draw. As a sake-person, I can only say Sake Was Absolutely DIVINE. At the same time, I got the chance to try some of the great wines selected by Sally.
The equation is simple:
great food + great sake and wine + great ambience + knowledge and trivia + some laughs + enjoyable time with friends and loved ones = SAKE MASTER VS SOMMELIER = all the participants were winners instead.
Thank you Andre-san. Thank you Sally. It was a wonderful 4-hour experience and I just love the unique ochoko you gave to each and everyone of us..
Let's catch up soon at KUMO !
Kumo Izakaya and Sake Bar
152 Lygon Street, East Brunswick VIC
TEL: 03 9388 1505
Monday 5:30pm - 11:00pm (Last orders 10:00pm)
Tuesday-Thursday 5:30pm - 12:00am (Last orders 11:00pm)
Friday 5:30pm - 12:30am (Last orders 11:30pm)
Saturday 12:00pm - 3:00pm (lunch) 5:30pm - 12:30am (dinner) (Last orders 11:30pm)
Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm (lunch) 5:30pm - 12:00am (dinner) (Last orders 11:00pm)