“The Sake community reminds me of our electronic music scene, a small, independent tight knit community filled with creative people trusting their intuition and following their feelings to produce something truly unique.” – Richie Hawtin
This summer Ibiza enters a new chapter, with the launch of the island’s first true sake bar experience. Richie Hawtin’s ENTER.Sake is set to become the go-to destination on the island. The sunset terrace at the award-winning club Space in Playa d’en Bossa will be transformed into an intimate Japanese inspired room, where guests can indulge in premium Japanese Sake, spirits, beers and a selection of sake cocktails, specially created for the ENTER.Sake room by the 41° cocktail bar in Barcelona.
Sake is brewed from rice, water & yeast; the soul of Japan and the ENTER.Sake range of Japanese premium Sakes have been carefully chosen for their delicate tastes. Hawtin, himself a trained Sake professional and a huge fan of Japanese culture, has personally hand-selected all eleven Sake options that will feature throughout the season, including:
ENTER TOYO BIJIN Junmai Daiginjo
‘Clean and light with slight earthy, rice notes in beginning. Balanced and well-rounded’
STAR HAKURAKUSEI Jummai Daiginjo
‘A beautiful sake that find harmony between fruit sweetness at the beginning and a long dry elegant finish’
DOT SOOKUU, “ENTER. Special Edition” Junmaishu
‘Soft and silky with sweet rice-like notes and a slightly sharp finish with some acidity’
EMERALD ISOJIMAN Junmai Daiginjo
‘Sophisticated, silky and elegant with a balanced fruit-like richness and long smooth finish.’
The Menu selection will change over the season, introducing new tastes along with some special variations that will be individually selected for ENTER.Sake and delivered directly from Japan by the producers Hawtin met on his recent sourcing trip. Two, special limited edition, ENTER. Sake’s, ENTER (Toyo Bijin, Junmai Daiginjo) and DOT (Sookuu, Junmaishu) will be featured. The latter having never been shipped or tasted outside of Japan before!
In addition, the versatility of the age-old traditional Japanese drink will also be highlighted by 41°’s specially created Sake & Shochu based menu, which includes cocktails Fuji, Sky, Rising Sun and Minus.
ENTER.Sake (the pre-party)
For the first time, the official pre-party is in the actual club itself, with intimate DJ sets from major guests starting each and every Thursday, from 10pm – midnight. Artists performing at this exclusive pre-party include Dubfire, Francois K, Josh Wink, Magda, Carl Craig, Paco Osuna, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin and Maya Jane Coles. After midnight will feature resident Japanese DJ Hito, playing an eclectic fusion of electronic music from a Japanese perspective. It’s a rare opportunity to see such established artist, playing, hanging and enjoying music, sake and friends, firmly stamping the bar’s new position as the most alluring pre-party on the island.
ENTER. is Richie Hawtin’s first solo residency on the island of Ibiza, taking place each Thursday night at Space in Playa d’en Bossa across 12 weeks (July 5 to September 20), with four rooms built on the principles of music, sake, technology and experience.
ENTER.Sake will open every Thursday from 10pm, offering a unique al-fresco experience for visitors to the island with the chance to enjoy intimate DJ sets from the leading names on the electronic music scene whilst sampling what is set to become Ibiza’s drink du jour.
Download the ENTER. press kit here.
For more information about Enter. contact Clare Dover at Global Publicity (firstname.lastname@example.org)