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Food & Wine

Momosan Ramen is Open!

Dear Friends, I’m excited to welcome the newest addition to the Morimoto family of restaurants in New York City, Momosan Ramen & Sake. We opened for our first dinner on Friday, April 8th and our lunch service started on Monday, April 11th. The restaurant is named after the nickname that some of my staff gave me […]

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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cake & Ginger Spice Marshmallow

Dear Friends, Thanksgiving is just around the corner…what will you be cooking? Whether you are hosting a dinner or contributing a dish, this delicious and easy pumpkin cake will be a winner! The recipe is one of my favorite seasonal sweet treats from Pastry Chef Manabu Inoue of Morimoto New York.   I hope you enjoy the […]

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Rolling with Snoop Dogg at BottleRock

Dear Friends, This past weekend, I took part in the annual BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival. This festival brings together music and culinary talents on one stage. I had the joy of working with the one and only Snoop Dogg, who had never made sushi before. I got to teach him how to make his very […]

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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 special Yulelog Cake.   I […]

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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 Share Our Strength’s No Kid […]

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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 Bass and Sweet Garlic-Lime Shrimp. […]

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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 select retail markets. Here is […]

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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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