東京で食う飲む!Restaurant or Bar around Tokyo and Far East. There is a great diversity of food and culture in Japan. You will enjoy the huge range style of food from very local Japanese food to a lot of foreign foods. I hope you will find and feel the diversity of foods in Japan.

17 July 2015

Sakae bar, Nagasaki (サカエバー 長崎), Kyushu, Japan

Martini in Nagasaki? Visit Sakae bar!

It was come from the bartender mistake. But it has shown me what is the Sakae bar style martini.
One Sunday in summer, I have been this bar to enjoy the last drink of the weekend. Then I just had a seat at the counter, I have ordered a glass of vodka martini. After a moment's thought, the lady bartender search her notebook to find the recipe. I was wondering whether she did not know the vodka martini recipe. She prepared the bottles; lillet, Gordon gin, grace goose. She measured and shake them and poured into the martini glass.  The colour of cocktail  was a little bit yellow coming from the Lillet. Her shake was very soft and completely nice for this cocktail. Eva Green would not have made a moue of discontent if she had this cocktail. The harmony of the bitter, fruity and dry had been complete on one glass. The cocktail was Vesper martini.
I have found the article about this bar in the feature about the Bond's Skyfall movie on the high life magazine from the British airways

 
They still keep the Laphroaig 15yo in shelf.
 
The interior was very authentic. The black rock counter made us feeling cool in summer. The spot right is on the glass filled with cocktail or liquor. This bar will also serve whisky, fruit cocktail or cigar.

At the entrance.
 
This bar is located in the quiet area in city centre of Nagasaki. From the window, we will find the storehouse for the float named the spouting of a whale. This float will be used for the Okunchi festival which is normally held on early October in Nagasaki. The chef bartender is looking forward to joining in the Okunchi festival as the duty of town. The dragon dance, known as Ja-odori, is one of the famous and popular piece in Okunchi festival. The float of the spouting of a whale is popular as the whale blows the water from its top. I am a fun of  this float since I met it two years ago. The people of Nagasaki who love to eat and live together with whale, express their love as the Whale float (I will write about the whale food in Nagasaki in future). SS(sea Shepard, the trademark of similar to Nazi SS) or IS (they also have similar mark as SS) are not able to express their principal as this float. You will find this float every seven years, because the duty will rotate around the towns by year by year.

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