Have a drink
A series of bars that go out to a bar in Yokohama and spell out an encounter with a beautiful cup ♡ This time, whether it's for interviews or privately, I wonder if there was such a bar in my favorite town, Noge, which is infested every now and then! An unexpected and happy encounter. However, the shop was introduced by Daisuke Yokoyama, the bartender of "Casablanca Diver" that appeared in this column last time, but it is a bar "3 minutes walk from Sakuragicho station, in a building along Hirado Sakuragi Road". I visited "RIGEL".
The store name "RIGEL" is derived from the name of the star that shines in the constellation Orion. Since it is also a star located around the ankle of Orion, "I also want customers to go there frequently," says owner bartender Ryuichi Harada. The shop itself is a blue-based space with a spacey atmosphere. The blue back bar with various bottles centered on whiskey is also impressive. I sat down at the counter and made a cocktail "China Blue" with beautiful blue, which makes you feel the blue of Yokohama while being the image color of the shop.
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This shop specializes in cocktails made with fresh fruits, so this "China Blue" also uses freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. In addition, the glass of grapefruit rind is sprinkled on the finish, and the citrus scent is refreshing, and it is delicious enough to wipe out the tiredness of the day.
Whenever I used the bar, I asked Mr. Harada, who has been a bartender for 20 years, a question I had when I first started drinking. It's a matter of whether it's an ant or a pear to suddenly come to the bar early and drink a strong drink. At restaurants, etc., mini-sized sweet sake is often served as an apéritif, so it seems that it is wrong to order a stronger sake suddenly, "I don't know how to drink this guy!" I was always wondering if it would end up.
I drank it in a blink of an eye, so I ordered the second cup. After all, I wanted to taste the cocktail using the fresh fruit that the shop is proud of, so I asked him to make a cup of champagne using seasonal fruit pione. "If you put the seeds together, the mouth will be heavy, so you will have to taste the pione without the seeds. The skin has a unique flavor unique to grapes, so use it as it is, but for female customers I think some people are worried about the astringency, so I try to use half-peeled skin instead of all. "Mr. Harada.
I asked Mr. Harada about the customers who come to the bar and think they are "nice". After thinking a little, "You can say that you don't understand what you don't understand. If you feel free to ask about alcohol, we will answer as much as you can.After talking about sushi, we will also propose a drinking method that suits that person. That's why we have bartenders (laughs). Since you came all the way, I want you to have a "delicious" and "fun" time. " It's nice to enjoy the time at the bar naturally without dressing up. "It's been said for a long time that you should always have one doctor, lawyer, and bar," said Mr. Harada, but when you want to complain, when you want to reset your mood on your way home from work, and When moving to a second house on a date (especially for men) … it would be very helpful to have a favorite bar.
We also asked Mr. Harada's motto as a bartender. "It's a premise that you will have a delicious drink, but I hope that the customers who come to this bar will be 60% satisfied. The meals are also the same. If you fill 100%, you will end up with "Ah, I'm full!". I want to leave a space for you to think "Let's come again", so I dare to stick to 60%! (Laughs) The same is true for the Pione cocktail poured into the wine glass you are drinking. I think you can remember that you want to drink again by pouring about 60% of the amount instead of just a glass. ,I think so".
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(I'm honestly satisfied with more than 60%) 60% satisfied … I see! However, 60% of them are not the satisfaction of our customers, but the bartender's awareness that "the bar must be one entertainment" and "the bar must have a plus alpha service" is always high. Maybe it's a word for Mr. Harada himself. When the fruits of winter are about to appear, I would like to ask you to meet another delicious and beautiful cup. Thank you for a wonderful time! & Thank you for your treat !!
Outline of the event
A sofa seat that can be used by a small number of people or a group at a fashionable glass counter. The sophisticated interior and the blue lighting that covers the interior create a calm and high-quality space. The back bar is lined with a large selection of alcoholic beverages, from standard to seasonal fruit cocktails. Not only one person, but also dates, girls-only gatherings, colleagues, friends and various styles. Please use it as a private bar according to various scenes.About the facility Access