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Japan State Dinner at The White House

Dear Friends, I recently received one of the greatest honors of my life. I was asked to join White House executive chef Cris Comerford and executive pastry chef Susan Morrison to create a one-of-a-kind menu for the State Dinner honoring Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan's first lady Akie Abe. …

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Momosan Bar Opens at Morimoto Napa

Dear Friends, I want to share with you all the latest addition to the Morimoto family: Our new sake and shochu bar at Morimoto Napa called Momosan Bar. At the new bar we focus on serving them in a very traditional style where the sake is poured in a glass …

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Birthday Celebration At Momosan Bar

Dear Friends, Thank you to everyone that sent me birthday wishes for my 60th birthday. I celebrated my birthday at the opening of the new Momosan Bar at Morimoto Napa. Momosan Bar focuses on traditional Sake and Shochu service, where the sake is poured in a glass inside a Masu box. Momosan …

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Nothing Says Valentine’s Day Like Sushi

 

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Hawaii Five-0 “Ua’aihue”

Dear Friends, This Friday, January 9th at 9pm EST/8pm CST, you can catch me on the new episode of CBS's Hawaii Five-O. I was so honored to be asked to be a guest star on the show for a second time. On this episode, McGarrett asks me to help train Kamekona …

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Happy Holidays

Dear Friends, To add some extra spice and fun to the holidays my Executive Pastry Chef Manabu from Morimoto South Beach and I put together some new cakes to celebrate the holidays. The first is Chef Manabu's strawberry sponge cake topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.   Chef Manabu also made a …

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Morimoto South Beach is Open!

Dear Friends, I'm very excited that my family of restaurants has a new member. Morimoto South Beach at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand is now open! It's been great to be a part of the process from the start, including pitching in with some construction work. Inspecting Morimoto South Beach "Hands-on" …

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NYCWFF is Almost Here!

Dear Friends, The weather is starting to get a little colder, which means fall is almost here. With fall comes one of my favorite events, the Food Network's New York City Wine and Food Festival, Oct. 16-19. The annual festival benefits two great charities, the Food Bank of New York City and …

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ACES at the US Open

Dear Friends, It's one of my favorite times of year, it's US Open Tennis Championships time! Once again, I'm serving up my hand crafted sushi at ACES restaurant in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. In addition to sushi, the restaurant also brings fans the freshest local seafood specialties like Montauk Wild Striped Sea …

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Morimoto Beer!

Dear Friends, Yes, that is correct, I have my own line of beers through Rogue, which is a small revolution and expresses itself through handcrafted Ales, Porters, Stouts, Lagers and Spirits. There are 4 different kinds to choose from and they're available at all of my restaurants as well as …

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