He is world sake day (October 1st) and where better to party than at the underground Japanese bar in Birmingham. Shibuya Subway — sharing a name with the bustling Tokyo neighborhood — offers guests a six-course tasting menu featuring sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails.
In recent months, Shibuya Underground has brought traditional Japanese customs and flavors to Birmingham. To celebrate World Sake Day, sake owner and sommelier Samuel Boulton, alongside bar manager Klára Kopčiková, are launching two new liquid tasting menus. Double options from two to four, and will be online for six months.
These two new menu offerings are also all about sake. The first is a review of the beginner’s sake menu, which previous attendees may have tasted in another form, but is perfect for those who love Japanese rice wine. For those of you who consider yourself sake specialists, there is a menu for connoisseurs.
The other two menus available include a non-alcoholic tea menu. Shibuya Underground has worked alongside the UK’s prestigious tea importer, Lalani & Cie, to make this. While the latest menu is an all-new cocktail menu concocted by its award-winning cocktail team.
“Since the opening, we have generated great interest for sake beginners and experts alike,” says Klára Kopčiková. “It was fun to bring these experiences to so many people who wouldn’t normally find themselves sipping a cup of sake or learning about Japanese culture through our cocktails.”
However, World Sake Day celebrations don’t stop at tasting menus. Shibuya Underground will launch its new sake school That day. And of October 6, monthly sake events will provide an evening of deeper dives into all things sake, led by certified sake professionals. To learn more and learn more about Sake Society memberships, head here.