RA Sushi, the stylish sushi restaurant and bar in South Miami, is pleased to announce its October 2010 menu promotions and events line-up including International Sake Day, â€œRA-ctoberfestâ€ or what the Japanese call â€œNihonshu no Hi;â€ its ONEHOPE and Pink Roll promo benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.; the introduction of its newest roll, The King James; and its Halloween celebration entitled â€œBoo Bash.â€
RA Sushi in South Miamiâ€™s October 2010 menu promo and events line-up:
Oct. 1-31, 2010: International Sake Day/â€œNihonshu no Hiâ€
Fall, specifically the month of October, represents a beginning in the sake world: the start of a new brewing term. For this reason, Oct. 1 is known as “Nihonshu no Hi” (Sake Day) in Japan or International Sake Day throughout the rest of the world. In order to honor this special holiday, RA Sushi in South Miami will be celebrating â€œRA-ctoberfestâ€ with a $9 unique and appetizing sake flight menu offered to all guests during the entire month.
Sake is a traditional Japanese rice wine that may be paired with different dishes, similar to wine pairing. Each sake has its own numeric rating. This rating can help sake novices decide which variety to try first. This number is usually listed on the bottle and is included on RAâ€™s drink menus. The lower, negative numbers mean the sake is sweeter and heavier. The higher a positive number is, the drier the sake will be. Please see below for a simple breakdown of sake ratings:
Sake Meter Value (Nihonshuâ€“Do):
Â· Sweetest (â€“20)
Â· Driest (+10)
The special sake flights will feature the following premium cold sakes:
Tozai â€œLiving Jewelâ€ Junmai (+6): Complex aromas of white grape, anise and a hint of sweet rice flavor with a clean, dry finish
Hakutsuru Sayuri â€œLittle Lilyâ€ Junmai Nigori (-11): Coarsely filtered sake with hints of coconut and melon with a smooth, creamy finish
Kizakura â€œPureâ€ STARS (-18): Kizakura â€œPureâ€ STARS is produced with a secondary fermentation in the bottle, much like Champagne. Unique and festive for celebrating any special occasion or simply an everyday treat, Kizakura â€œPureâ€ STARS is sweet, crisp and effervescent. It is minimally filtered to maintain its round, satisfying flavor. Enjoyable before or after dinner, it pairs nicely with spicy foods.
OCT. 15-NOV. 15, 2010: ONEHOPE and Pink Roll Promo
From Friday, Oct. 15 to Monday, Nov. 15, all RA Sushi Bar Restaurant locations will donate 100 percent of the profits from the sale of the â€œONEHOPE and Pink Rollâ€ special to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF).
The NBCFâ€™s mission is to save lives through early cancer detection and to provide mammograms to those in need. ONEHOPE is a California wine company that donates half of its profits to breast cancer awareness, among other causes.
The â€œONEHOPE and Pink Rollâ€ special will be offered for $15 and includes ONEHOPE wine and the signature Pink Roll. The Pink Roll features shrimp, kani kama crab mix and sriracha combined with lettuce, avocado and cucumber wrapped in pink soy paper and served with a pink strawberry sauce. The roll is paired with a glass of ONEHOPE 2009 California Chardonnay.
OCT. 26, 2010-APRIL 13, 2011: The King James Roll
The highly anticipated Miami Heat season is right around the corner and RA Sushi in South Miami will pay homage to the teamâ€™s royalty with â€œThe King James Rollâ€ in honor of newest player LeBron James. The shrimp tempura, crab mix and cucumber rolled and topped with red beet tempura flakes and drizzled with a sweet eel sauce not only sports the basketball teamâ€™s colors, but will also be sold for $6 reminiscent to LeBron Jamesâ€™ jersey number. The roll will be available for the entire season starting on Oct. 26, 2010 through April 13, 2011.
OCT. 31, 2010: Boo Bash Halloween Party
RA Sushi in South Miami makes the perfect hot spot for ghoulish tricks and treats during the Boo Bash Halloween edition of the restaurantâ€™s already popular Sunday night â€œFlying Fish Lounge.â€ The freakish fun starts at 8 p.m. with music, a variety of half-priced sushi and appetizers, plus great drink specials topped off with a â€œBest Costumeâ€ contest awarding the winner with a $100 RA gift certificate.