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Unexpected Pairings: Sake & Tacos

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Experience a unique New York mashup of Japanese and Mexican flavors: sake and tacos.

Brian Polen, co-founder of Brooklyn Kura, the city’s first sake brewery, and Julian Hoyos, owner of East Harlem’s own Cascalote Latin Bistro, curate an only in New York pairing of Japanese and Mexican flavors. Both take inspiration from infusing familiar foods with new flavor and meaning. Brooklyn Kura offers a subtle yet complex take on sake, revolutionizing New Yorkers’ understanding of this traditional Japanese rice wine, while Cascalote serves dishes with unexpected twists, like Mexican-inspired Bibimbap. Polen and Hoyos will discuss how they authentically update classics from afar and transform them into New York City staples with moderator Lauren Wilson, editor of Edible Manhattan.

After the conversation, join us on the Museum’s Terrace for a tasting of Brooklyn Kura sake alongside salmon tartar and shrimp tacos from Cascalote Latin Bistro as well as a special live performance featuring Oren Fader on guitar and Jessica Taskov on flute from the Diller-Quaile School of Music.


August 21, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York , NY United States
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