Nomu Saketen Sake Sessions

Sample small-batch sakes paired with light snacks in Brunswick every Friday and Saturday night.
Andrew Zuccala
Published on May 20, 2024


Sake is having a moment in Melbourne right now. More and more small bars and restaurants are playing around with the spirit, adding it to cocktails and even popping a few bottles on the shelves. And plenty of spots around town have created lengthy sake menus that cover a huge range of regions and flavour profiles.

But despite this increased visibility, many Melburnians still aren't so confident about the drink — certainly not like we are with wine.

To help educate us on the vast world of sake, importer Nomu Saketen has teamed up with Brunswick cafe CBCB & OBFUD to run a series of informative (and delicious) sake sessions until Saturday, June 8. From 5–10pm on Friday and Saturday nights, those curious about sake can pop down to try tasting flights and paired snacks.

Small-batch, hand-crafted sake makers will be championed during these sessions, primarily from the Shizuoka prefecture. Two sake flights will be on offer, plus there'll be a small range of bottles available for purchase for those wanting to take their favourite drop home.

Food is kept fairly simple, and will include bites like yuzu and miso cucumber, chilli edamame and mixed mushroom crisps. Stop by before or after dinner along nearby Sydney Road to make a proper night of it.


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