SDAFF Field Reporter Terry Matsuoka Reports on the Japan Society's Beer and Sake Festival 2009 which was last night in Del Mar. Congrats to Aya and the Japan Society on their success:
The Japan Society's Beer and Sake festival was the best one yet. They expanded the event to accommodate more people and there was even more going on this year. It was divided up into two sections. By the pool they had all of the beer and cooked food and inside the ballroom they had the sushi and sake.
The addition of the Sushi Masters competition was really cool. The Food Network was there with a contestant on one of their shows (Bob Blumer). Also in attendance was a former contestant from America's Top Chef- Brian Malarkey from the Oceanaire as a judge and Channel 4's Sam the Cooking Guy as the host. The sushi competitor's creations were amazing looking. The event displayed the best of Japan's culture of craftsmanship through the high grade sakes, beer and sushi. I had a lot of fun mingling with beautiful people, sampling all the great food and drinks and getting a little tipsy as a result of it all.Kelly Lim and Guest