San Francisco’s Ame Serves Up Blowfish Sake

Looking to switch up your sake? San Francisco’s popular Ame restaurant in the St. Regis Hotel is now serving hirezake, a traditional Japanese drink of piping hot sake steeped with tiger fugu (infamously poisonous blowfish) fin.

Running at about $15 and heavily accented with rich, early and nutty tones, a hot cup of this most daring concoction pairs well with any fish dish off Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani’s globally esteemed New American menu. Don’t worry, unlike the liver of the blowfish, the fin is totally safe, reports Bits + Bites.

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