To Do Thursday: Sake To Me

(STORY MATCHER FOR AFP STORY ON UMU) YamMake this a date night to remember—as long as you don’t imbibe all 384 premium daiginjo, ginjo and junmai sakes available for tasting at this annual event for the discerning drinker (though your entrance fee allows you unlimited samplings). Many of these sakes, entrants in the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, aren’t otherwise available in the U.S., so prepare your taste buds accordingly. You’ll also get to nosh on appetizers from 15 restaurants, such as the Zuwai crab cream croquette by Aburiya Kinnosuke, wd~50’s edamame gazpacho, Mangalitsa pork macaron by Cherry, smoked liver mousse by Momofuku Ssäm Bar and a signature Ramen Burger by Keizo Shimamoto.

The Joy of Sake, The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, 6-9 p.m., $95 ($110 at the door), info@joyofsake.com

To Do Thursday: Sake To Me