A Virtual Sake Bar Pop Up
Welcome to our club! Let us share our favorite bottles of sake with you.
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Alyssa Mikiko DiPasquale
“She laughs freely and often, a high and lilting giggle so powerful that a poof of glitter explodes from my phone while we speak. It is pure magic. She’s the ultimate party host, the sake-soaked pied piper of the everyman, and it’s working: while she’s typically known around town for her meticulously-curated lists featuring small rural brewers in japan, now she will probably be known as the one who introduced you to panda-adorned sake cups and changed your life forever.” - Cassandra Landry
Driven by a love of humans and hospitality -- particularly where they intersect -- Claire has worked in restaurants for over ten years. After opening Hojoko, a lively high-volume izakaya near Fenway Park, she moved to New York to manage the Roof at Park South Hotel, a rooftop bar and private events venue, and Covina, an all-day neighborhood gem.
Managing restaurants of every size meant finding different ways to deliver moments of joy to guests and team members alike, but most of her favorite moments always centered around sake. Just as she had been wonderfully surprised by her first sips of sake, Claire delights in sharing similar experiences with others.
Her love of sake led her to become a Level One Certified Sake Professional in 2016 and hopes to one day sit for her Advanced Sake Professional exam in Japan. Until then, you can find Claire excited to pour and pair her favorite sake styles with a variety of cuisines, a delicious exploration of sake's innate ability to complement any and all food.