Celebration event of Sushi Seki's placement in "Wine & Spirits Magazine- NYC 50"

 Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

This week, I was invited to a wonderful event at Sushi Seki Times Square, to celebrate the placement in Wine & Spirits Magazine - NYC 50 (where to eat and drink well in NYC right now). I have never been to that place, but, believe me: after what I have tried, I will surely go back, especially after trying some of the signature dishes of Chef Seki, that I wish I met that day.

Here is what I had:

For beverages, this event was full of top producers, serving not only beer or sake, but also shochu, whiskey and champagne. For the latter, I knew already the Lanson brand as I remember that my grandfather used to buy it whenever we celebrated an event or a Holiday.

 Bottles of Lanson Champagne at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Bottles of Lanson Champagne at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

 Glass of Lanson Champagne at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Glass of Lanson Champagne at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

There was also a wine-style sparkling cider from Cliffton Dry, a refreshing drink that had nice notes of pear, honey and citrus with a clean apple finish.

 Clifton Dry Wine-style sparkling cider at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Clifton Dry Wine-style sparkling cider at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

 Cliffton Dry Wine-style sparkling cider at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Cliffton Dry Wine-style sparkling cider at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

They also proposed Shochu that I tried in a drink I will talk about in a few, as well as Japanese whiskey.

 Japanese whiskey at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Japanese whiskey at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

 Shochu at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Shochu at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

But, there was one table people could not miss: Sakeman! Well, there were two guys wearing masks that most of the people mistook for Mexican wrestlers because of the lucha libre inspired masks, but with a small difference: each character has a letter in the front, forming the word "sake" (I got to meet the "S" and "K"). 

 Sakeman at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Sakeman at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

The cocktails I tried at Sushi Seki were fantastic: well balanced, not overly strong, and refreshing. The first one was called "Ringo Thyme", that is exclusively served at the Times Square location, made with the sparkling cider mentioned above.

 Ringo thyme at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Ringo thyme at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

 Ringo Thyme at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Ringo Thyme at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

The second one of the Yuzu cocktail, made with shochu. shizo, yuzu honey and yukari salt. It was in fact my favorite.

 Yuzu cocktail at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Yuzu cocktail at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

 Yuzu cocktail at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Yuzu cocktail at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Food wise, they served some delicious hors d'oeuvre, some of them like the tomato seared over salmon sushi being signature dishes. Here is what I could try:

Seared tomato over salmon sushi: a surprising combination that is like a Japanese bruschetta.

 Seared tomato over salmon sushi at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Seared tomato over salmon sushi at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

 Seared tomato over salmon sushi at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Seared tomato over salmon sushi at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Hamachi sushi with jalapeƱo:

 Hamachi sushi at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Hamachi sushi at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

 Hamachi sushi at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Hamachi sushi at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Yuzu miso cod:

 Yuzu miso cod at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Yuzu miso cod at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Chicken yakitori:

 Chicken yakitori at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Chicken yakitori at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

 Chicken yakitori at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Chicken yakitori at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Soba noodles:

 Soba noodles at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Soba noodles at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

 Soba noodles at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Soba noodles at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Gobo (burdock root):

 Gobo at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Gobo at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Shrimp and lotus root:

 Shrimp and lotus root at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Shrimp and lotus root at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Veggies with dashi and bonito flakes:

 Veggies with dashi and bonito flakes at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Veggies with dashi and bonito flakes at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Oysters:

 Oysters at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Oysters at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

 Oyster at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Oyster at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

 Oysters at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

Oysters at Sushi Seki Times Square in NYC, NY

The food at Sushi Seki was delicious and tasted fresh. This event definitely makes me want to go back and try some other dishes. I am not surprised Sushi Seki is named in Wine & Spirits: this is well deserved!

Enjoy (I did)!

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Sushi Seki Times Square - 365 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

 
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