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2010-01-06

> 香住鶴山廃 and 李白 純米吟醸 Kasumi Tsuru Yamahai, Rihaku "Wandering Poet" junmai ginjo sake

Today's request from a reader is a recipe for smoked-salmon carpaccio with brioche and caviar, from Food & Wine magazine, recipe by Eric Ripert, of Le Bernardin GT enjoyed three months ago.

"Eric Ripert pounds smoked salmon paper-thin, like beef carpaccio, then serves it with brioche and salmon caviar. Pairing Suggestion: Champagne would be a classic pairing, but Aldo Sohm's choice is unexpected: sake. The Kasumi Tsuru Yamahai Ginjo is silky and rich—just the thing for this luscious salmon. A similar ginjo-style sake that's a bit easier to find is the lightly melony Rihaku Wandering Poet."

Kasumi Tsuru Yamahai Ginjo in Japanese? 香住鶴山廃吟醸 or 香住鶴山廃吟醸酒, 香住鶴 (Kasumi Crane) 山廃 (Yamahai brew process) 吟醸 (ginjo) 酒 ("shu," sake)

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Rihaku Wandering Poet? 李白 純米吟醸, or 李白 純米吟醸酒, 李白 (Rihaku brand, after poet Li Po) 純米 (junmai) 吟醸 (ginjo) 酒 ("shu," sake) 超特撰 (super special select)