I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Kirin. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
This weekend my sister-in-law and I decided to host a sushi night to celebrate the beginning of spring, inspired by the world famous Cherry Blossom Festival. Spring is the perfect time to celebrate love, friends and family before summer is in full force and everyone is busy with yard work, vacation and summer festivals.
Kirin was kind enough to send us a sampling of their classic Kirin Ichiban and Kirin Light for our guests and us to enjoy with the meal. Kirin was a new beer to Jared and me and we were thrilled to give it a try. Kirin only uses the first strain of malt liquid, which makes it truly beer at it’s purest. It has a clean taste that perfectly compliments bold Asian flavors and traditional Japanese cuisine. Their namesake, the Kirin Beast is considered a good omen of serenity and prosperity.
We invited some loved ones, put together a simple menu and set a beautiful table. Kirin recently partnered with celebrity chef, Candice Kumai to create some Japanese inspired dishes that pair beautifully with Kirin Ichiban and Kirin Light. We adapted two of these recipes for our meal. It took the pair of us about 1.5 hours to complete this menu and set the table. It yielded plenty of food for 6 people.
- A Variety of Sushi Rolls
- Japanese Chicken & Yakisoba Noodles
- Asian Pear & Mango Salad with Honey
- Sushi Ginger (or Gari) for palate cleansing
- Kirin Ichiban & Kirin Light