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Gourmet Tours of Saké in Montreal : featuring our favourite Japanese addresses

Update 12 November 2019   |    Published on 12 November 2019
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Gourmet Tours of Saké in Montreal – The TASTET x Montréal en Lumière Gourmet Tours are back, and just in time for the impending holiday season! With the help of your feedback from 2019, the TASTET team has prepared six new and exciting themes for this year’s tours. This time around, you are invited to discover the worlds of saké, “real wine”, hidden bars, Greek cuisine, Chinese cuisine, and Italian cuisine in Montreal. 

For our Gourmet Tours of Saké in Montreal, we are fortunate enough to be accompanied by the wonderful Japanese culinary critic and saké sommelier specialist, Kuniko Fujita, otherwise known as “Madame Saké au Québec“. If you don’t know already, saké is a traditional Japanese alcohol made from fermented rice, and is often considered the Japanese equivalent of wine. Kuniko will accompany you to three carefully selected Japanese establishments, where you will get to discover excellent sakés and enjoy small Japanese appetizers, all while listening to the expert discuss the cultural history of saké in Japan. Is it meant to be enjoyed hot or cold? How is it manufactured? What does a good saké consist of? Kuniko will be there to answer all of your questions. Furthermore, you will be able to learn about the history and vision of each address on the tour and engage with their staff. 

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Here’s everything you need to know. 

The Gourmet Tours of Saké in Montreal will take place on : 

  • Saturday, February 22 from 4 pm to 6 pm
  • Friday, February 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 29 from 4 pm to 7 pm

Price: $110 per person

Language : French

Number of people : 15 per tour

Saturday meeting point : Kyo

Friday meeting point : Hanzo

Without further ado, we present to you the three addresses that will be visited during the Gourmet Tours of Saké in Montreal.

If you have any questions about the Gourmet Tours, please contact us at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

Marusan Comptoir Japonais

401 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada

Marusan Comptoir Japonais is a relaxed and contemporary address located in Old Montreal. This restaurant offers classic Japanese dishes, revisited by the excellent chef Tetsuya Shimizu. Beyond their delicious menu, Marusan is also home to one of the most impressive saké lists in the city, curated  in collaboration with Kuniko Fujita (your tour guide). The list at Marusan has something to please all palates – neophyte or connoisseur.

Hanzō

417 Rue Saint Nicolas, Montréal, QC H2Y 2P4, Canada

Having opened only a year ago, Hanzō is a new izakaya located in the heart of Old Montreal. This establishment serves a delicious menu of small Japanese dishes, all at a relatively low price. Their alcohol menu offers a number of different sakés – the perfect way to kick off an evening of festivities. Thanks to their charming and contemporary atmosphere, this address is a wonderful spot to take a deep dive into the pleasures of saké drinking.

 

Kyo Bar Japonais

711 Côte de la Place d'Armes, Montréal, QC, Canada

In the heart of Place d’Armes in Old Montreal, Kyo Bar Japonais offers a wonderful contemporary Japanese cuisine. Kuniko was the one to suggest this address for the tour, as it is home to a list of over 25 bottles of saké. This spot is one of the best places you could come to in Montreal if you’re looking to step into the world of saké!

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