[Event] Find New Flavors from Japan at Our Sake & Food Pairing Event (Industry Only) - Chicago, IL

Mar 02, 2017

Join us for an industry-only event featuring a series of sake and food pairing

demonstrations. Meet Japanese suppliers to find new ingredients
for your restaurant or food retail business. 



   March 13, 2017
   1:00-5:00 PM

   Kendall College
   900 N. North Branch Street  
   Chicago, IL 60642


   Cost: FREE

*All attendees must be

   21 years of age or older.

   Please bring a government-

   issued ID to attend.


   1:00 PM

   2:00 PM

   3:00 PM

   4:00 PM


Registration & Networking
Food Pairing Presentation

      Chef Hisanobu Osaka

      Presentation: "A Dish to Pair with Sake:
       Salmon Confit, Burned Green Onion Salt, Butter Sauce"

Drink Presentation

      Kristen Lorenz, Rishi Tea

      Presentation: "A Cup of Zen in Tea"

Food Pairing Presentation
Schnierle, The Great American Cheese Collection

      Presentation: "Cheese & Sake Pairings"


Learn more about Japanese sake and foods at this industry-only tasting event. Meet several food and drink importers and try a wide variety of products including fresh seafood, wagyu, artisanal soy sauces and vinegars, Japanese citrus juices, green tea, whiskey, and more. 

This event will feature a number of professional presentations:

  1. Watch Chef Hisanobu Osaka make a beautiful dish for a featured sake (which you can try)
  2. Learn about the unique qualities of Japanese tea from Rishi Tea's experts
  3. Taste hand-crafted cheese and specially-paired sake for a delightful tasting experience

This industry event is excellent for food and beverage buyers interested in networking with a number of local and overseas experts. This event is free to attend, but all attendees must be over 21 and have a valid, government-issued ID to enter the venue. 


Parking is free in Kendall's NORTH parking lot. 


This event is organized by the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago and the Japan External Trade Organization.