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Sake Class at Cooking by the Book this Monday, March 4 at 6:30 PM

Sake Picture

Taste of Sake

Come and experience the very elusive spirit of Sake. Sake is one spirit that many of us want to enjoy, but are just not sure how to approach.

Come and join us as we will be hosting 6 Sake producers from Japan as we pour a total of 9 sakes - some of which are not available yet in the US!

Our class will be lead by Sake Ambassador, Monica Samuels and she will be covering Sake from its distilled beginnings to understanding how Sake tastes and pairs with a variety of unexpected and very delicious foods.

The evenings Sakes’ will be paired with foods from D.Coluccio and Sons of Brooklyn.


Our Sake Menu

  • Hakurakusei Junmai Daiginjo
  • Katsuyama Junmai Daiginjo
  • Jokigen Kimoto Junmai Ginjo
  • Yonetsuru Kappa Tokubetsu Junmai
  • Zaku Junmai
  • Saika Junmai Ginjo
  • Toyo Bijin Junmai Ginjo, Ohkarakuchi
  • Shun Junmai
  • Hojo Biden Yamahai Junmai

The Food Pairing

  • Imported Cheeses
  • Salami
  • Assorited Olives
  • Chocolates


Class Cost and Registration

The cost of the class is $50 per-person. To make a reservation, please go to this link:

Reminder: Bubbles and Bites on Valentine’s Day at Cooking by the Book




That lovely picture Suzen found makes us all wish that on Valentine’s Day we could be in Paris. Sitting high up on the Monmontre hillside, sipping wine, gazing south over the city toward the Tower and watching the boats on the Seine.

Have you actually ever been in Paris in February? It can be worse that New York! That’s why the song is “April in Paris” and not “February in Paris.”

So, don’t go to Paris. Come to Tribeca on Valentine’s Day. Yes, come here with your honey/lover/other/whomever and delight in our Bubbles and Bites evening.

At this Bubbles and Bites class everyone will enjoy a fully hands-on culinary experience, as couples work together to create their evening meal.

At this very romantic dinner guests will also enjoy the experience of tasting several different champagnes and sparkling wines paired with each dish.

Our inspiration for our Valentine’s Day dinner is James Peterson’s ultimate french cook book, Glorious French Food.  

Our event will by on February 14th from 6:30PM to 9:00PM

The romantic menus includes:

  • Chicken Liver Pate Mousse
  • Roast Duck Breast on Red Cabbage Salad with Pistachios in a Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Individual Goat Cheese Soufflé
  • Steamed Mussels in a Cream, Saffron & Mint Sauce
  • Simplest Chocolate Mousse


The cost for the event is $125/person and includes all beverages. To make a reservation for this event please go to: