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Brisbane is Turning Japanese: Meet The Cherry Blossom Festival

By Sophie Colvin
2nd Sep 2015

Listers, we have your September sorted. Spring has sprung and we’re excited to be celebrating in the very best way possible—Cherry Blossom Festival is hitting town, dishing up a month of delicious Japanese food events.

If you’ve ever seen the Cherry Blossoms (traditionally known as Sakura) in Japan in spring time, you’ll know this is a time of year well worth celebrating, not that we need an excuse!

Brisbane is in for a month-long festival of Japanese-inspired treats—think pop-up parties, Japanese whiskeys, and epic dessert plates, thanks to one of our favourite Japanese restaurants, Saké, on Eagle Street Pier

We’ve already locked these events in to our diaries.  You’ll be kicking yourselves if you don’t too.

Ladies Lunch

Saturday 19th September from 12pm
Round up the gang and treat yourselves, because this is the ultimate girl’s afternoon. Four courses of truly excellent Japanese food, live music and bubbles…what’s not to love? You can book spots for you and your gal pals here, but you’ll need to be quick—spots are filling up quickly.

Cherry Blossom Dinner

Thursday 17th September, from 6:30pm
Let Saké’s Executive Chef treat you to a super luxe and intimate Omakase dinner, meaning each course is a complete surprise until the moment it’s served. You’ll also be treated to a Cherry Blossom cocktail on arrival. Make a booking here.

Cherry Blossom Pop Up Party

Thursday 24th September, 6:00pm
Prime riverside location, a live DJ, cocktails and Japanese food stations that we can get involved with. Tick, tick aaannnd tick. Pop-up parties are our favourite kind of event, and with good reason—only the coolest in-the-know kids will be there. Grab some mates and wind down to the end of the week. Find your tickets here.

Whisky Wednesday

Every Wednesday during September from, 6:00pm
One for the gents, Whisky Wednesdays are the ultimate way to cure the hump-day blues. Whisky flights, whisky cocktails and top-notch Japanese bar food will be on offer. Friday the 30th will see a DJ and shoe-shiner join the show. Further details and bookings here.

Saké Friday

Every Friday from 5:00pm
Loosen the tie and wrap up the week with a DJ and Japanese inspire cocktails, Asahi beer and delicious Japanese food. Book here.

Enter To Win!

Who doesn’t want to feast on delicious Japanese food and beverages all month long?! Enter below for the chance to win a Golden Ticket  - your pass for you and a friend to attend one of every Cherry Blossom Festival celebration at Saké, Eagle Street Pier. Seriously, that’s five EPIC Cherry Blossom Festival events for you and a mate, for FREE!

Fill out my online form.
Terms and conditions: Prize includes 2 x Event Passes to Cherry Blossom Festival Ladies Lunch, Cherry Blossom Dinner, Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Party, Whiskey Wednesday (one date only) and Sake Friday (one date only). Competition closes 11:59 AEST, Tuesday 9th September. Winners will be notified via email. By entering your email address, you agree to be added to the Sake database, and The Urban List Brisbane database. 


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