The inaugural SAKE MATSURI is a WRAP!
The first ever SAKE MATSURI might have been small but it was very, very sweet. Almost 400 sake fans turned up to Carriageworks to taste over 70 different sakes, proving that there is absolutely a market for this event.
Well done for putting on such a good show. Everyone who came absolutely loved it, and we know beyond a doubt that this event has huge future potential.
SYDNEY, October 28th
Elston Room, Carriageworks, Eveleigh
SAKE MATSURI was proof of how many dedicated sake fans there are in Sydney. The Elston Room at Carriageworks was packed with an engaged, respectful crowd who were there not just to taste, but to learn and buy, too. Almost everyone walked out the door clutching newly-bought bottles of sake!
Although there were only five sake importers, each team was well staffed, and ample table space meant that there was plenty of room for the punters to get around and taste. Having the food (thanks again to Paper Bird and Toko) in a separate section also worked well, as it meant there was an area for punters to grab something to eat and sit down away from the tasting madness in the other room.
As this event gets larger, we’ll need to look at how best to manage crowds with just five importers, however for this first attempt everything worked exceptionally well.