PABU at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Celebrates International Sake Day Throughout October

Modern Japanese izakaya celebrates sake with happy hours, promotions and dinners all month long

September 13, 2013,
Baltimore, U.S.A.

While premium sake imports into America have doubled nearly every year in the past decade, there are still many consumers unaware of the beloved Japanese spirit. One of only three female master sake sommeliers in the world, Tiffany Soto has made it her mission to educate the masses beginning with Baltimore at PABU. The modern izakaya at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore boasts the largest sake collection on the East Coast of the United States and is preparing for the ultimate in sake celebrations this coming October. 

Sake brewing typically begins in the fall, which is why the beverage is celebrated in October. International Sake Day falls on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 and PABU will kick off the celebration with the launch of a month-long Sake Happy Hour featuring complimentary abbreviated Sake 101 classes taught by Soto, along with complimentary sake tastings. PABU will also highlight signature sake cocktails such as the Cobra Kai and the Super X as well as offer special pricing on sake by the glass and bottle.

Recognized for its Satori Menu, PABU was recently honoured with having “The Best Tasting Menu” of 2013 by Baltimore magazine and “The Best Tasting Menu under $50” by Washingtonian magazine. For the month of October, Executive Chef Jonah Kim will introduce a sake-influenced version of the Satori tasting menu with optional sake pairings available. On Thursday, October 10, PABU will host a Kubota Sake Dinner with limited seating. One of the most prestigious brands, the collection of sakes is very hard to come by in the US. Kubota has been brewing sake for more than 400 years in Yugata - Tiffany Soto’s favourite region - known for exquisite snowfalls and long brewing seasons. Senshin, an ultra daiginjo and competition batch sake, will be part of the dinner pairing. 

For those looking to increase their knowledge of this alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice, PABU will amp up education seminars for Sake Month. For novices, Sake 101 classes will be offered on October 5 and October 12. For sake enthusiasts and those who have taken the 101 course, Sake 102 classes will be held on October 19 and October 26, and will cover the art to pairing sake with cuisine. 

For reservations, call 410 223 1460 or book online. To make reservations for sake 101 or 102 classes, or the Kubota Sake Dinner, call Shannon Toback at 410 223 1464 or email