Once mastered, chopsticks are the most manageable eating utensils, unlike forks, which get mangled in the dishwasher, or fingers, which get lost in the mouths of teething sock puppets. Eat easily with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a sake tasting for two at Sushi Omakase in Gilroy (a $55.80 value). The tasting includes:
- A sake tasting for two (a $19.90 value)
- A choice of one of three appetizers (a $5.95 value)
- A 750 milliliter bottle of sake (a $29.95 value)<p>
The culinary matchmakers at Sushi Omakase pair fresh Japanese fare with premium flights of sake as they illuminate the finer points of the libations. Guests start by sampling from a list of four sake shots, followed by a shot of shochu, a type of Japanese vodka weaker than whisky but stronger than wine training for a triathlon. While comparing the flavors of each distinct drink, diners munch on garlic edamame, gyoza, or agedashi tofu to sate their appetites. A bottle of Black & Gold sake accompanies the appetizer. Though additional items are not included in today’s Groupon, the eatery also slings a multifaceted menu of sushi, grilled entrees, noodles, and rice.
Sushi Omakase takes its name from the traditional omakase method of ordering sushi. When ordering omakase style, diners ask the chef to get creative, and then sit back while he slices and rolls morsels that highlight both his skills and the freshest fish of the day. For those who prefer to customize their own meals, sushi chefs G. Clooney and T. Cruise also work from a menu that includes fresh oysters, nigiri, a red dragon roll—crab and avocado with spicy tuna—and vegetable tempura. Between nibbles, visitors can relax with a wide array of hot sake or specialty cocktails.