Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sushi before the fridge existed??

Like most things, sushi as we know it now was not invented on one day. It has a very interesting history, went through many changes over the years, and of course has regional differences.
The nigiri sushi style as known today was invented sometime between 1818 and 1831. There was no refrigeration system then. Around the end of the century (around 1897?), corporatization of ice making started, which allowed some raw fish to appear on the nigiri, but for the sushi menu to become full of raw fish as we know it today, we had to wait until the 1950s for the fridge to become a common presence.

What was sushi like before all that????

We thought it could be fun to do a reconstruction dinner, going back to the late 1800s, before the refrigeration system was developped. No fish is going to be raw for this occasion, but all will be treated with preservation techniques used back then.

Then to make the event even more interesting, we are going to pair this with sake made with two old-fashioned methods - Kimoto and Yamahai.

Old-fashioned sushi and sake dinner- Wednesday August 4th, starting at 7pm.
Dinner + 2 glasses of sake = $75 (tax and gratuity not included)

Reservation is needed for this dinner. Please contact us if you are interested.
Seats are limited to 24.

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