Jazz And Sushi? It Works In San Francisco... Why Not Hawaii?

Jazz And Sushi? It Works In San Francisco... Why Not Hawaii?

An addendum to a bit that ran in the late-July newsletter: The Joy of Sake tasting and exposition coming to the Hawaii Convention Center on August 23 will now feature Japanese culinary artist Shotaro "Sho" Kamio. For those not devoutly into jazz or all things Bay Area, Sho is the executive chef at the legendary Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant in Oakland, California.

Yoshi's is a truly landmark location in the Bay Area, where the world's top jazz performance artists and musicians often endure multi-evening runs, commonly playing two or three shows per night. The patrons are enthusiasts of all things jazz. And while there are destination clubs throughout America's top cities, Yoshi's is unique in the sense that it cranks out some of the tastiest sushi and Japanese fare in the San Francisco area. If you haven't been, take our word next time in the "City by the Bay", check the Guardian (newspaper) for an artist that suits your style, and enjoy some hot, live jazz and tasty fish. In addition, Yoshi's is on the verge of opening a brand new, 400-seat restaurant and jazz club in San Francisco's Fillmore district. You heard it here first...

Until then, swing by the Joy of Sake expo that will bring in over 300 sake brewers and their finest rice-liquor-all of which you can taste till you're standing on the table-tops-belting out your favorite rendition of "Sister Christian", in true karaoke style.

Sho will prepare four signature appetizers, which include: Summer corn and Tokyo green onion cold soup with pureed sea urchin; Miso-marinated roasted foie gras with mushroom soy milk risotto; Salt-crusted kurobuta filet; and Kona kampachi with fresh wakame.

Local chefs that have signed on to present their cuisine at the event include chef Lindsey Ozawa of the newly-opened Nobu; as well as chefs from Chai's Island Bistro, Tokkuri-Tei, Hakkei, Musashi, Epic, Shigezo, Gyotaku and more. Desserts will be presented by confectioner Alice Langlas.

Go to www.joyofsake.com or call (808) 739-1000 for more information.

Tickets are $65 in advance, $70 at the door.

Event is August 23, 2007, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.