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Auction Napa Valley: Dinner at Staglin Family Vineyard

Dear Friends, Last Friday, I enjoyed an evening cooking an intimate dinner for Auction Napa Valley fundraiser participants on the Staglin Family Vineyard’s historic estate. The Staglin family showcased specially selected wines to pair with my dishes…which included a 70-pound Big Eye tuna. Did you know that two sides of the tuna are completely different and [...]

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33rd Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Dear Friends, I’m very much looking forward to being at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival from Thursday, June 12 through Sunday, June 15 in Maui. I got to join Chef Greg Harrison from my Morimoto Maui restaurant on Hawaii News Now to demonstrate my Hamachi Tacos that will be featured at the festival. We [...]

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Yuzu Ice Cream For Mother’s Day

Dear Friends, With Mother’s Day coming this Sunday I wanted to share with you a sweet recipe that you could make for Mom to celebrate her special day. My Yuzu Ice Cream from Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking is made with juice from the Yuzu fruit, which is believed to be a hybrid of [...]

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Loving Chicago: Japonais By Morimoto

Dear Friends, It’s been just over a month since Japonais by Morimoto in Chicago opened and if you haven’t had a chance to join us yet, I hope you will stop by soon. I’m very proud and excited of the changes that myself and my team made at Japonais by Morimoto and I hope that [...]

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Shoot the Puck With the Chicago Blackhawks

Last weekend, I played shoot the puck at intermission during the Blackhawks vs. Hurricanes game in Chicago. Check out the video to see how I did:

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Sushi and Tennis With Kei Nishikori

Dear Friends, I was honored to give Japanese tennis mega star Kei Nishikori a lesson on how to make sushi in return for a few tennis tips during the ATP Delray Beach Championships. Kei qualified for Delray Beach in 2008 and became Delray champion that year at the age of 18!  In 2011, he reached the [...]

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Super Bowl Shrimp Nachos

Super Bowl XLVIII is almost here. Whether you’re a Seattle Seahawks fan, Denver Broncos fan or just a fan of Super Bowl commercials, great food is essential to any Super Bowl party. One of my favorite snacks during the Super Bowl is nachos. Below is my recipe for Shrimp Nachos. I’ve even included my recipes [...]

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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, [...]

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A New Holiday Tradition

Happy Holidays Friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. If you’re looking for something different to spice up your Christmas meal or holiday party, why not try adding some sushi to the menu. Maybe something like this beautiful dish from Morimoto Napa or the chef’s choice sashimi combination from Morimoto NYC. I [...]

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Giving Is Sweet

Dear Friends, For the month of November, my Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia, PA will be donating 10% of all dessert sales to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Additionally, our pastry chef Thomas McCarthy has created a special Peanut Chew ice cream. We will be selling this special ice cream in pints and donating 100% of the revenues [...]

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