You may be thinking - is this a typo? What in the world is Saketoberfest. So yes, this is a real event! SUSHISAMBA on Miami Beach is adding their own spin to Oktoberfest. Being that they are all about their Sake they kicked off the month of October with World Sake Day, and will be offering delicious sake flights, sake-infused bites and sake-infused cocktails all month long. Kanpai!
When you first check out the Saketoberfest menu you must order your sake cocktail. My two personal favorites are the Sake Caipirinha and Saketini. If you are looking for something a bit on the lighter alcohol content side then go for the Sake Caipirinha, which is a spin on the classic Brazilian cachaça based cocktail. But, for those that are looking for an extra bang, you ordering the Saketini.
As you order your sake flight you need to keep in mind and be conscious of what you are ordering for your appetizer and meal, to make sure everything blends just right on the palate. What’s really awesome here is that all of the sake’s featured on the menu where made and produced by female sake masters, which is very rare!
Here are the three sake’s you will try when you order the sake flight:
Fukucho “Moon On The Water” Junmai Ginjo – The fruity nose of lime and melon is pressed to the forefront with bold hints of fennel, white pepper and allspice. The slightly sweet and clean mid-palate finishes dry.
Yuho “Eternal Embers” Junmai – Raisin notes with touches of grainy nuttiness spread wide on the palate, then progress smoothly into the finish.
Yuho “Rhythm Of The Centuries” Kimoto Junmai – A character-laden umami drives the nutty and citrus-tinged flavors with plenty of complexity and a push of acidity at the end that focuses on the clean finish.
For your food I suggest you go with a seviche like the mixto, which comes with arugula, green gape, ahi amarillo, and orange. And, for your entree you have to order some rolls. My personal favorites at the moment are the Samba Dromo and Ezo rolls.
And, of course, you must have your last sake with your dessert. The samba split is so delicious and light, you won’t even feel the calories!