Wednesday September 20th, 2017
New Cap hosted from October 7th to October 9th, the 4th edition of the Salon du Saké.
The Salon du Saké is the largest event of its kind in Europe and probably in the world, outside of Japan.
The Academy of Sake and Sylvain Huet, organisers of the show, are pleased to note that, far from being a simple fashion trend, the sake craze is still growing in France and in Europe. Indeed, import from Japan surpassed a new record last year. According to the Ministry of Finance in Japan, there was an increase in global exports by 11% in 2016, an increase of 15% for Europe and a 40% increase for France which is an exceptional growth rate.
In just a few years, the “Salon Européen du Saké et des boissons japonaises” has become the benchmark event outside Japan. A must-see event for both sake enthusiasts and professionals from the gastronomy and beverage industry, it brings together in Paris, not only all the players in the French market as well as the main European players, but also many producers and specialists from Japan.
More than ever, it is the salon of all sakes. From the most traditional to the most unexpected, from the most local to the most international, from the most renowned to the most confidential. Something for everyone. You will be able to taste more than 350 kinds as well as a hundred other beverages.
The new trends observed in the world will not be left behind. Thus, in Japan, there is a renewed interest in consuming hot sake, in contrast to the general trend of the last 25 years favouring cold sake, not to mention the attraction of sparkling sake, very trendy and inspired by our Champagnes. Another highlight is the emergence of artisanal sake production in Europe, for some years now in Norway, but now also in Spain, the United Kingdom and even France. An original and bold step in pace with the public interest for the Japanese drink.
Encouraged by their success, the tasting workshops, designed to combine Western gastronomy and sake, will again be present. That’s why, whether you are already an amateur or not, a visit to the European Sake and Japanese Drinks Fair is a real cultural and gastronomic journey.
New for this 2017 edition:
– This year, carte blanche will be given to some famous Parisian Chefs, like Kei Kobayashi, the new 2-star chef in the Michelin Guide 2017, or Jacques Genin, pastry chef and chocolatier, for example. Each guest chef will reveal his creations during their own tasting workshop. Participants will be able to discover, in their company, a menu entirely created by the chef in combination with exceptional sake.
– In addition to tasting workshops, for which the number of tickets is very limited, a new tasting experience area located among the exhibitors will be available for people to discover different combinations between sake and local products, at their own pace. Several themes per day will be addressed. These workshops will be accompanied by the artisans and sake producers themselves.
– New themes to address the unknown aspects of sake through a program of conferences, masterclasses and other round tables … The 3rd European Summit of Sake will be held at the show, bringing together a dozen countries.
– New sakes still unknown in Europe.
– New producers especially from Japan (more than fifty announced in 2017)
Review of the 2016 Sake Salon (3rd edition)
A few figures…
3,517 visitors from 31 different countries
More than 260 sake references available for tasting
94 references of liqueur, shochu, whiskey, tea, etc …
17 Tasting Workshops, Conferences, Masterclasses and Round Tables
attended by 884 visitors and 30 experts/lecturers