Chopsticks NY magazine hosted its first food and sake event “Eat Up. Drink Up. Japan” on Oct. 27. At the event, there were six tables representing the six different regional blocks of Japan (Hokkaido & Tohoku, Chubu & Tokai, Chugoku & Shikoku, Kanto, Kinki, and Kyushu) with three specialty dishes paired with each region’s craft sake. Through this setup, guests were able to travel around Japan by eating and drinking each region’s unique blend of flavors. In the VIP room, guests further immersed themselves into Japan’s beverages by enjoying high-quality Daiginjo sake and different grades of matcha green tea. 350 guests attended the event, hopping from one region to the next, one sip and bite at a time. Guests had fun learning about Japan’s diverse gastronomy while also making new friends with the Chopsticks NY staff.