***THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING OUR LAST SUMO STEW SO EPIC!

WE'LL BE IN PORTLAND, OREGON (PDX) NEXT. SEE YOU 9/12! 

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SUMO STEW

SUMO STEW Brooklyn 071817

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, 8-11PM

@ Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 

SUMO STEW (#SUMOSTEW) is back in Brooklyn for its 15th round! Inspired by a trip to Japan, photographer Michael Harlan Turkell (harlanturk.com) returned to New York City with aspirations of importing this ancient sport and teamed up with Harry Rosenblum, owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen (thebrooklynkitchen.com), a wonderfully multi-faceted cooking store and center for culinary education. The two created a series based around plentiful bowls of chankonabe, the “sumo stew” wrestlers prepare and eat before matches. The hearty broth is loaded with fortifying protein and vegetables. This, paired with the live streamed bimonthly grand tournaments, makes for a lively event, bringing hungry first time and long-standing sumo fans ringside.

           

This round of SUMO STEW will feature Lamb Chankonabe made by Brooklyn’s Momo Sushi Shack. momosushishack.com

 

Every guest will also get a special bento box, composed of Japanese-inspired dishes from top local chefs, including (subject to change):

 

·                Yuba Maki from Ni Japanese Deli, nijapanesedeli.com

·                Yakitori from Yakitori by Neal, yakitoribyneal.com

·                Hiyashi Chukka (cold ramen) with Country Ham, Corn and Snap Pea Salad, Toasted Benne Seeds from Egg Restaurant, eggrestaurant.com

·                Takoyaki (tempura octopus balls) from Karl's Balls, karlsballs.com

 

Our hosts at Brooklyn Brewery will have on tap a selection of draft beers, from their year-round offerings, seasonal pours, and limited availability brews, including Sorachi Ace, an unfiltered golden farmhouse ale named after the Sorachi region of Hokkaido, Japan, and made with a Japanese hop varietal developed in the 1970’s, and only recently revived in Washington state. brooklynbrewery.com

 

Nikka Whisky, the outstanding distillery that set off the Japanese whisky movement when founded by Masataka Taketsuru in 1934 will provide bottles of Nikka Coffey Grain to be served in a signature cocktail. nikka.com

 

Also pouring will be Mizu Shochu, a producer of Japanese shochu in Arita, Japan. Made from fermented barley and black koji, the refreshingly smooth 70-proof spirit will be offered neat or on ice with a slice of cucumber. mizushochu.com

 

We’ll have plenty of sake from Vine Connections. Their portfolio spans top breweries from 16 different Japanese prefectures, importing 36 premium sakes representing 15 rice varieties. We’ll taste Kizakura Brewery from Kyoto, the birthplace of sake, and their new “Bushido” can, named after the ancient Japanese samurai code. vineconnections.com

 

Ito En, global leaders in green tea and innovative beverages, will be showcasing their award-winning matcha LOVE. itoen.com

 

And if all that’s not enough, we’ll end with a special ice cream dessert by Mr. Mochimrmochi.com

 

It wouldn’t be a sumo party without tenugui, traditional hand dyed Japanese cotton towels from our good friend Ruri Kippenbrock of Wuhao New York, who’s made an exclusive pattern just for SUMO STEW! wuhaonyc.com

 

Kaede NYC, a unique fashion consultancy that specializes in Japanese Kimono rental, styling and sales; will be providing discount yukata rentals for those wishing to attend SUMO STEW in style, as well as yukata sets and kimono jackets available for purchase at the event. kaedenyc.com

 

Bokksu, Premium Japanese Snack Subscription Box. bokksu.com

 

Tickets and information:

www.sumostew.com

(Must be 21+ to attend) (No refunds on tickets canceled 72 hours before the event)

 

*The $55 ticket grants each participant a bento box, bowl of chankonabe, beer token, and two drink tickets to be used for a taste of sake, shochu or whisky – and round after round of sumo. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.

 

**A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society

 

CONTACTS:

Michael Harlan Turkell, michael@harlanturk.com, 646.808.4159

Harry Rosenblum, harry@thebrooklynkitchen.com, 718.389.2982

 

ARIGATOGOZAIMASHITA:

Sun Noodle, sunnoodle.com

Happy Valley Meat Company, happyvalleymeat.com

Hodo Soy, hodosoy.com

The Japanese Pantry, thejapanesepantry.com

Breville, brevilleusa.com

 

 

 

Past SUMO STEW participants

 

New York City:

Allswell

Azasu

Birds & Bubbles / City Grit

Bessou

En Japanese Brasserie

Ganso Yaki

Hakata Tonton

Hibino

Ivan Ramen

Karasu

Kuma Inn

Moku Moku

Okonomi

Ramen Burger

Salt + Charcoal

Samurai Papa

Shalom Japan

Sobaya

The Brooklyn Star

The Crimson Sparrow

The Finch

Uma Temakeria

Village Yokocho

Yakitori by Neal

Zenkichi

 

San Francisco, CA:

Jardiniére

Liholiho Yacht Club

Motze

Nomica

Pabu Izakaya

Rintaro

Robin (née The Starling)

SQPR

State Bird Provisions

 

Washington, DC:

Hazel

Kaz Sushi Bistro

Keepwell Vinegar

The Red Hen

Toki Underground

Zentan

 

Nikka Whisky cocktails:

Jeff Bell from PDT, Please Don’t Tell

Jesse Selvagn, Bar Otsukare

Kevin Diedrich, Pacific Cocktail Haven

Masa Urishido, Saxon + Parole

Scott Baird, Trick Dog

 

Beer:

Asahi

Brooklyn Brewery

Magnolia Brewery Company

Right Proper Brewery

 

Sake:

Brooklyn Kura

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits

Kuramoto US

Ozeki

Sake Discoveries

Sake Journeys

Sake Tengoku

Sakeman

Sequoia Sake Company

Vine Connections

 

Tea:

Kettl

Ippodo Tea Co.

Ito En

Tea Dealers

 

Dessert:

Francis Any of Pinoy Heritage

Patisserie Tomoko

Buttercream Bakeshop

 

Vendors:

Kaede, kimono, yukata

Nama Ya, ceramics by Yuko Sato

Sennari Vinegar, with Nancy Singleton Hachisu

The Japanese Pantry, spices and sauces 

Wuhao NYC, tenugui, traditional Japanese cotton cloths

Yamaki Jozo Soy Sauce

 

Sponsors:

18 Reasons, kitchen space, volunteers

Breville, Control Freak induction burners

Bi-Rite Market, produce

Happy Valley Meat Co., beef

Hodo Soy, tofu, yuba

Island Creek Oyster Bar, oysters

Pocky, biscuit snacks 

Regalis Foods, ikura (fish roe)

Sun Noodle, ramen