Densho Dinner @ Home Sushi, Sake, and Cocktails

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The Densho Dinner @ Home experience wouldn't be complete without take-out sushi from your favorite local restaurant and your favorite beverage to go with it!

Densho Dinner Sushi Kits

Our friends in the Seattle area can now order sushi kits from area restaurants -- I Love Sushi, Sushi Kashiba, and Ten Sushi -- that you can enjoy at home while watching the Densho Dinner on October 24th. See full menus, prices, and ordering instructions here.

I Love Sushi on Lake Bellevue
Black Cod Saikyo-Yaki Bento with Sashimi $25
Sushi Kashiba
Chef Shiro's Tasting Box $60
Ten Sushi #35
Densho Dinner Bento $25
Cold Soba (or Udon) Densho Dinner Bento $25
Ten Sushi Queen Anne
Densho Dinner Sushi Roll Box $29

 

Densho Dinner @ Home Restaurant Recommendations

We compiled this list of Japanese restaurants so that our out-of-town attendees could join us for dinner. This list is based on a combination of personal recommendations from Densho friends and family, as well as online reviews. Whenever possible we tried to highlight locally-owned, community-run small businesses.

 

 

Sake Recommendations

At our Densho Sake School on October 15, Sake School of America instructor Eda Vuong led us through an information-packed at-home tasting. Their sake recommendations that can be found at Uwajimaya (Seattle, Bellevue, and Renton) are:

Hakkaisan Honjozo
Kikusui Junmai Ginjo
Kubota Junmai Daiginjo

If you live outside the Seattle area, we recommend checking your local Japanese or Asian grocery store.

Densho Dinner @ Home Cocktails

Sake not your thing? That’s alright, Seattle’s favorite bartender of 2019, Neil Yamamoto, has concocted three specialty cocktail recipes for you to try in your kitchen!

In Good Spirits

  • 2oz shochu
  • 3/4 oz lime
  • 1/2 oz agave or simple syrup, more to taste
  • 2 shiso leaves - bruise by clapping leaves in hands
  • Pinch of salt

Shake all with ice for 10-15 seconds or stir for 30 seconds. Pour into a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. This recipe also works well with tequila.


Ginger & Spice

  • 2oz of gin
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 2 dashes spiced yuzu (Trader Joe's carries, or substitute muddled thin slice of jalapeño and lemon twist)
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz agave or simple syrup

Bruise ginger with a spoon, add other ingredients. Shake for 10-15 seconds, or stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass or on the rocks in highball glass.


Go For Broke

  • 1-1/2 oz plum wine
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz agave or simple syrup
  • 2 drops apple cider or rice vinegar

Shake for 10-15 or stir for 30 seconds. Strain into martini glass or on the rocks, pour into a highball glass.