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Sushi & Sake Pairings

  • Sushi Hana Downtown 403 North Higgins Avenue Missoula, MT, 59802 United States (map)

Sushi & Sake Pairings

Join us November 17th at 6:30 pm for sushi & sake pairings, presented by:

Monica Samuels,
National Sake Sales Manager for Vine Connections.

Her portfolio consists of sakes from 15 prestigious breweries in Japan. She
was also the Corporate Sake Sommelier for SUSHISAMBA, an international restaurant group fusing the flavors of Japan, Peru, and Brazil. 

Monica’s education in sake includes studying under John Gauntner and his Sake Education Council, where she received both Certified and Advanced Sake Professional distinctions. Monica has been profiled in Wine Spectator as one of “Sake’s True Believers,”  and in 2014 was nominated as part of Wine Enthusiast’s “Top 40 Tastemakers Under 40” for championing the sake category. Monica was born in Los Angeles and spent summers in Tokyo at her grandmother’s house growing up.

As a bilingual individual with a unique perspective on two very different cultures, she has been particularly successful in demystifying sake for the US audience. Her years in the hospitality business and ingrained passion for the restaurant industry have given her an exceptional understanding of pairing sake with food, particularly outside of the traditional Japanese setting.

Please join us for a sake and sushi tasting experience that will change your life. Monica will take any mysteries & preconceived thoughts about sake to a different level of consciousness while Sushi Hana shares their new menu from new owners.

This event costs $40 and is by call-in reservation only


Earlier Event: November 15
Savor Missoula Week
Later Event: December 4
First Friday: Kayla Beal