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Opening in 2014: Chicago and South Beach

Dear Friends,

I’m happy to share with you some exciting news. I have two new projects that I have been working on that will be opening this year:

Japonais by Morimoto in Chicago

I will be collaborating with the Japonais team and we are remodeling and reopening their Chicago location. We will be adding an open kitchen, updating the sushi bar, and creating a new first-floor bar focused on Japanese sake and spirits. You can keep updated on the progress by following us on Twitter or liking the Japonais by Morimoto page on Facebook. See what the press had to say about it here:

NBC Chicago
Japonais by Morimoto
Japonais by Morimoto
Morimoto South Beach in Miami

I will also be opening my first restaurant in Miami soon at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. The Shelborne has undergone a major renovation this year and I’m happy to be a part of it. The interior of Morimoto South Beach is being designed by Glamorous of Tokyo. I’m very proud that Eater has also called is one of “The 50 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2014″. I’ve also gotten to take part in some of the renovations, I’ve included a photo and video below. In addition to the restaurant, I will be directing the food and beverage program for the banquets and catering.  Also, make sure to keep up on all the updates on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Check out the recent press here:

Miami New Times
Curbed Miami
Inspecting Morimoto South Beach
Inspecting Morimoto South Beach

“Hands-on” at Morimoto South Beach:

I look forward to welcoming you all to my new restaurants soon.