A Sake Tasting for Insiders…Meet Japan’s Mr. Sho Nagai, President of Mizbasho Sake Brewery

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And you thought you knew sake…

Meet Mr. Sho Nagai, President of Japan’s Mizbasho Sake Brewery, for an Exclusive Tasting Event on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 7 p.m. 

It doesn’t get much cooler than this in sake circles…the “insider” street cred involved with drinking sake with Mr. Nagai is comparable to shooting some hoops with Michael Jordan, or trying on shoes as Mr. Choo himself helps you…

In other words…it’s going to be fun. So don’t miss it!

We’re going to be gathering at UpBar on Monday night at 7 p.m.   Join us as we taste a variety of sakes from the Mizbasho Sake Brewery, including a 3-year aged sake and a series of sparkling sake.  

chaoChef Chao will be passing a variety of hors d’oeuvres, each perfectly paired to compliment the starring sakes. 

This special evening will be $40 per person, (not inclusive of tax and tip,) and your space can be reserved by calling  312-662-4888 or email us  info@eatatunion.com.

We’ll see you on Monday, Sake Cheers! 

 

 

 

Cocktail Profile:Yamato Sling

 

cocktailprofileyamatosling1The perfect place to try the subject of our latest cocktail profile? UpBar, of course! Our newly launched lounge, set in the upstairs mezzanine, is home to hand-crafted cocktails, 26 sakes, and (of course) some Asian-inspired
finger food and bar snacks.

But, as usual, we’re getting carried away from the topic at
hand: our next cocktail profile. No matter where you’re sipping the Yamato Sling, it’s tasty as hell. It’s sultry
& spicy enough for UpBar, yet delectable as a pre-dinner cocktail downstairs. As a matter of fact, it’s one of Revae’s favoritecocktails on the menu…

Cocktail Profile: Night Scene

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First of all (and please don’t judge us), can we just say how much fun we’re having with this whole Union thing? Sure, it’s a lot of long hours, and no, we don’t sit down much anymore. But, saying it’s all worth it doesn’t even begin to cover it.

So, on that note, we think it’s time for a nice, cold drink. Specifically, a hand-crafted cocktail. Because, frankly, we’re very proud of our cocktails. Sometimes they’re the opening act, sometimes they’re the whole show—either way, they never cease to delight… satiate… satisfy… you get it.

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Call it a tribute to our late-night scene, our riff on the classic martini, whatever you want. We call it delicious. Cocchi Americano and Sobieski Vodka meet our old friend Rock Sake—a perfect choice for blending, according to mixologist Revae Schneider.