Reina Mori, Kagoshima shochu legend and chef-owner of the Tenmonkan neighborhood's Izakaya 017 Yokaban will be stateside for the first time ever on a frenzied tour sharing her shochu and culinary prowess in the U.S. of A!
We're thrilled to be able to host her at our cozy little bar and help to approximate the ambience of Reina's spectacular and friendly izakaya. Yokaban means "a good evening" in local Kyushu dialect, and we are expecting just that! We'll have a few signature Kagoshima dishes prepared by Reina, plenty of shochu, and nanko tournaments (iykyk).
Reina's energy is vibrant, jubilant, and infectious. If you like that kind of thing, (don't walk) run to our bar on Friday, May 26th!
WHAT: Bar Takeover: Shochu Bar 017 Yokaban
Experience a slice of Kagoshima here in Oakland with Reina Mori, shochu legend and chef-owner of Kagoshima's Izakaya 017 Yokaban. Play Nanko, an addictive Kagoshima drinking game and enjoy good shochu.
WHEN: Friday, May 26, 4-9pm
WHERE: Umami Mart Bar
4027 Broadway, Oakland CA 94611
Open to the public!
Ticket price will be $45 for 6 tastes of our favorite Kagoshima shochus and light otsumami (bar snacks) made by Reina. Cocktails and drinks beyond this will be pay-you-go, menu price.