Certified Sake Professional, and author of The Passionate Foodie blog, Richard Auffrey, will guide guests through the meal as they sample Junmai, Junmai Gingo and Kimoto/Yamahai sakes along with dishes from China Blossom like Peking ravioli (pan-fried pork dumplings with a homemade ginger sauce), tung ting shrimp (jumbo shrimp lightly sautéed with vegetables), pepper steak (wok-stirred steak with green and red bell peppers) and more. For $40 per person, guests will enjoy three courses, each expertly paired with a sake, followed by an aperitif of sparkling sake to refresh the palate and end the night on a bubbly note.
Sake originated in China, but it was the Japanese who mastered the brewing of this intriguing drink. It shares similarities with both wine and beer although it is neither, and just as it takes a special grape to make a good wine, the production of premium sake requires a special type of rice that is larger and contains more starch than what is typically eaten. By sharing his wealth of knowledge, Auffrey aims to spread his appreciation for sake by giving tips on tasting, selecting and pairing sake for any occasion and palate.
Reservations are required. Please call 978-682-2242 for reservations or visit www.chinablossom.com for more information. Must be 21+ to attend.
COST: $40 per person. Tax and gratuity not included.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM.
WHERE: China Blossom, 946 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA 01845; 978-682-2242
Sake Dinner Menu
Guests are invited to choose one dish per course.
Pan-fried pork dumplings served with a homemade ginger sauce
Served with a homemade ginger sauce
Junmai Gingo Sake
Tung Ting Shrimp
Jumbo shrimp lightly sautéed with vegetables
Subgum Har Kew
Jumbo shrimp sautéed with snowpeas, mushrooms and water chestnuts
Beef with Mushroom Chow Yoke
Beef and mushrooms in a brown sauce
Wok-stirred steak with green and red bell peppers
About China Blossom Restaurant & Lounge:
China Blossom Restaurant & Lounge is a legendary family run restaurant located on Route 125- North Andover, MA. Established in 1960, China Blossom has become a local landmark serving the freshest, highest quality Asian cuisine and premium drinks in the Merrimack Valley. China Blossom’s cuisine is influenced by the varied regions of Eastern Asia, featuring items such as Cantonese style noodles, Japanese hand-rolled sushi, or Thai style ribs available buffet style or à la carte. China Blossom has a full bar and showcases live entertainment every Friday & Saturday night. Perfect for dining with family and friends, China Blossom also features two private dining rooms available for various events of all sizes and occasions. Takeout and delivery services are available daily. Reservations and walk-ins are welcome. Restaurant hours are: Monday-Thursday:
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