Riding the Wave of Japanese Bar Tools + Whisky
7th floor, 311 North Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
As the cocktail wave pervades around the world, Japan has continued to create high-quality, well-designed bar tools, glassware, and spirits for the past century. But what makes them unique?
Join us in conversation with Kayoko Akabori and Yoko Kumano, of Umami Mart; and Caitlin Laman, Beverage Manager of Ace Hotel Chicago, to discuss why Japanese bar tools and spirits are some of the best found anywhere – from its mixing glasses and shakers, to its prized whiskies. Discussion will be followed by a cocktail demonstration incorporating Japanese spirits.
This is a Chicago Design Week 2018 event.
Riding the Wave of Japanese Bar Tools + WhiskySeminar exploring uniquely-designed Japanese bar tools and complex whiskies. Followed by a cocktail reception
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 5-7pmSeminar 5-6pm, Cocktail reception 6-7pm
WHERE: Waydown WestAce Hotel Chicago311 N Morgan StChicago, IL 60607
$20 AIGA Members / $25 General
Tickets at acehotel.com/calendar
Proceeds will benefit Chicago Period Project
ABOUT UMAMI MART
Umami Mart sprouted into this world as an international food + drink blog in 2007. Over the years, it has grown into a Japanese kitchen and barware importing business, headquartered in Oakland, CA. Functional design, quality, and service are all a part of the Umami Mart philosophy, reflected in every facet of the business. The Oakland shop, opened in 2012, is a curation of bar tools and glassware from Japan, as well as a bottle shop dedicated to sake, shochu, Japanese whisky, and beer.
ABOUT WAYDOWN WEST @ ACE HOTEL CHICAGO
Waydown is Ace Hotel Chicago’s rooftop bar and lounge. Named after a sad song by Illinois native John Prine, Waydown draws inspiration from the long and storied tradition of Midwestern watering holes, offering ample views of the downtown skyline, nightly music and strong, no-nonsense drinks.
With an inspired bar and cocktail list by industry impresario Caitlin Laman, and really addictive bar snacks from celebrated Chef Pat Sheerin, Waydown is a place for you, from rollicking soirees to the tender nightcap.
ABOUT CHICAGO PERIOD PROJECTThe Chicago Period Project empowers homeless and in-need people to experience their periods with dignity. The feminist, grassroots organization distributes pads, tampons, underwear, and other critical menstruation supplies to local shelters, schools, and crisis support networks.
All menstruating people should have reliable access to period supplies. The Chicago Period Project’s goal is for the 29 percent of Chicago residents living below the poverty line to have healthy periods, and for us to raise awareness about this issue.
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