NEWS | August 31, 2012

2012 Northern California Premium Sake Fest slated for October


Sake aficionados may taste the best offerings from Japan's leading sake makers, as well as Japanese beer, shochu (a distilled equivalent of sake), sushi and other specially prepared foods from local Japanese restaurants, at the 2012 Northern California Premium Sake Fest, Wednesday Oct. 10 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel.

Proceeds from the Sake Fest will benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital's Pediatric Heart Center, the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation, and other local non-profit organizations. Event activities also will include a "fast and furious" nigiri sushi making contest, blind sake tasting contest, taiko drumming, a silent auction, and calligrapher Aoi Yamaguchi creating works of art using ink and a mop.

The Sake Fest will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, 1230 'J' St. For reservations, please call Judy Inaba, 916-373-1111, ext. 120 or email Additional information and order forms are available at Tickets sold by Oct. 8 are $60 and $70 at the door. Attendees must be 21 or older.

The Sake Fest is presented by North American Food Distributing Company, Inc., in association with event sponsors Sacramento Magazine and Takara Sake U.S.A.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in 33 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit