July 3, 2024

Bazaar Meat By José Andrés Inside Sahara Las Vegas To Host Exclusive Shibui Whisky Dinner, Saturday, July 6



Shibui Whisky Dinner at Bazaar Meat.
(Photo Courtesy of Scott Irving)

Experience to Include Tasting of Most Awarded Japanese Whisky in United States
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 LAS VEGAS (June 2024) – SAHARA Las Vegas announces an exclusive dining experience at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés featuring the exceptional Shibui Japanese Whisky, the most awarded Japanese whisky in the United States. Slated for Saturday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m., this distinctive event honors Japan’s Umi no Hi holiday, also known as Marine Day. The unique celebration will spotlight the bountiful treasures of the sea, offering guests an unparalleled culinary journey harmoniously blending new and classic Bazaar Meat dishes with the bold and rich flavors of Shibui Whisky.

The event will take place in the intimate Bazaar Silver Room, accommodating only 24 guests, ensuring an exclusive and immersive experience. Attendees will be treated to a specially curated menu, designed to complement the distinguished whiskies from Shibui.

The evening’s curated menu will include:
La Sorpresa
Shibui Eight-Year-Old Sherry Cask, Cachaça, ginger

  • Uni and Hotate Cones – Sea urchin, scallops, ginger
  • Abalone and Shiitake – Braised shiitake mushroom, raw abalone, pickled seaweed, green apple
  • Neptune’s Pillow – Tuna akami, rocoto, wasabi 

Shibui Flight of 10-Year
Pure Malt, Bourbon Cask, Nokoribi Kara

  • Nori Tartalette – A5 tartare, Ossetra caviar, scallions
  • Tuna Carpaccio – Truffle soy dressing, Sweety Drop peppers
  • Jose’s Taco – Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, Ossetra caviar, gold
  • Carabineros – Chili crab sauce, black garlic
  • Bushugyu and Ossetra Caviar – A5 striploin, Nokoribi Kara ponzu, egg yolk
  • Okinawa Sweet Potato – Miso, Fresno, lemon
  • Rosewood Ribeye – Sourced from Rosewood Ranch, Texas
  • Rossejat – Lobster, firefly squid, Hamachi
  • Setas al Ajillo – Button mushroom, Shiso Mojo Verde
  • Assorted Chocolates – Yuzu, sesame caramel, “The Shibui”

Shibui 10-year-Old White Oak, coffee, tres leches espuma

23-Year-Old Rare Cask
Masterfully crafted limited-edition whisky (Available for an additional $100)

Throughout the evening, representatives from Shibui will guide guests through the tasting journey, providing insights into the unique characteristics and production processes of each whisky. This interactive element allows guests to deepen their appreciation and understanding of Shibui’s offerings.

The tasting will feature the following whiskies:

  • Shibui Eight-Year-Old Sherry Cask: Exceptionally rare with less than 6,000 bottles ever made. It will never be released again. This whisky will be included in the La Sorpresa Cocktail.
  • Shibui 10-Year-Old Bourbon Cask: Awarded 94 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge and a finalist for the Chairman’s Trophy. This whisky will be included in the flight.
  • Shibui 10-Year-Old Pure Malt: Named the “Best Asian Whisky in the World” at the International Wine & Spirit Competition as well as the only malt whisky from Japan named in the “Top 100 Best Spirits in the World” at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge. This whisky will be included in the flight.
  • Shibui Nokoribi Kara: Awarded 94 points at the International Wine & Spirt Competition. This whisky will be included in the flight
  • Shibui 10-Year-Old White Oak: Awarded 95 points at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, 95 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, a finalist for the Chairman’s Trophy for two back-to-back years and one of Forbes’ “Top 20 best whiskies in the world.” This whisky will be part of the Oyasuminasai.
  • Shibui 23-Year-Old Rare Cask Reserve: One of the most prized whiskies released to date. Less than 25% of barrels reach the age of 23 years or above in Okinawa, making this whisky truly special. (Available for an additional $100)

“The Shibui whiskies we will feature are not only rare but also are some of the finest expressions of Japanese craftsmanship,” said Frank Medina, executive chef, Bazaar Meat by José Andrés. “This dinner is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to taste these exceptional whiskies, many of which will never be available again. Paired with our specially curated menu, this evening promises to be a truly unforgettable celebration.”

The evening is priced at $350, with an optional $100 add-on for those wishing to sample the Shibui 23-Year-Old Rare Cask Reserve. Reservations for this extraordinary event are limited to ensure an intimate and exclusive experience. To secure a spot at this remarkable celebration of Marine Day with Bazaar Meat by José Andrés and Shibui Japanese Whisky, click here.

SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,613 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers, more than 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, AZILO Ultra Pool, one rooftop pool and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, the brand-new Infinity High Limit Lounge, a lively poker room and a sports book operated by global gaming leader William Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; famed Philadelphia sports bar Chickie’s & Pete’s; The Noodle Den; CASBAR Lounge; Uno Más; Prendi; The Tangier; Zeffer’s Café and James Beard Award-winning chef Shawn McClain’s Balla Italian Soul. SAHARA Las Vegas is also proud to serve as home to MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing Tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, which gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit and stay connected on InstagramFacebook and X.

Erika Pope
The Vox Agency
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