I recently had the pleasure of drinks with Maker Faire’s Sherry Huss and Joe Szuecs of Renga. They served me the most wonderful hot sake with sliced Matsutake. Joe hunted for the fungus and brought them home that very day. The mushrooms were sliced thin and simmered in the pot while the sake was heated, for about 7 minutes. This infused the sake with the most delicate, aromatic, and earthy flavors.
Sherry poured off the sake into handmade pottery by Make’s Gerry Arrington. The cups were designed by Joe specifically with this drink in mind. The black glaze is the perfect backdrop for viewing the gills of the matsutake. The drink was served with chopsticks, so the slices could be eaten while you sip. It was an absolutely delicious and amazing, completely unique experience that I will not soon forget.