I went to a pretty cool event the other night. Boston Food Blogs did a giveaway for two tickets to Burger and Sake Night hosted at Tasty Burger, and I won! I totally didn't expect to win, so it was an awesome surprise when I found out. This event was created by Todd Bellamy, who writes a blog called Boston Sake. Check it out because he is new to the Boston Food blog scene and is already doing cool things to bring more Sake in Boston.
Sake has a special meaning to our relationship because the first time I tried Sake was on our first real un-chaperoned date. We went to a Japanese restaurant on Valentine's Day in 2009 and ate heart shaped sushi and drank hot sake. It was much more romantic than our first "date" where we went on a snowmobiling day trip to Vermont with my dad; yup just me, CJ, and my Dad. I can't believe he stuck around with a girl who brings her father as a chaperone on the first date, but he did and he's still here 3.5+ years later. That's your fun fact for the day.
Anyway, back to Burger and Sake night:
Todd and the Sake Brewer made a few announcements about the event, the burgers started coming out. Each burger was paired with a different kind of Sake. CJ and I had three burgers between the two of us. What can I say, they kept bring out more burgers, so I kept eating them.:)
My favorite burger was the one with mushrooms and aioli and it was paired with an earthy tasting Sake. It worked well with the mushrooms. Delish!
Thanks for the invite, Todd! I look forward to the next food + Sake event.:)
Do you like Sake? Have you ever been to a tasting? This was my first Sake tasting, and I've been to a few beer tastings, but I have always wanted to go to a wine tasting!