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Food & Wine

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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A Look Back at NYCWFF 2013

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had as much fun as I had this weekend! The Food Network‘s NYC Wine and Food Festival took place this past weekend and I was involved in three great events. On Friday night I hosted the “Rockin’ Dumplings and Rollin’ Sushi” presented by Eater at the Harvard Club. I had such a wonderful time singing karaoke and [...]

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Rockin’ Dumplings, Rollin’ Sushi & More at NYCWFF

Dear Friends, I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since the last Food Network NYC Wine and Food Festival. My friends and I had such a great time at last year’s karaoke event that I can’t wait to do it again. For everyone lucky enough to grab tickets to this year’s sold out “Rockin’ Dumplings and [...]

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Next Stop: Las Vegas

Dear Friends, They say, “What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas,” but I hope that isn’t the case with my new restaurant, I hope you tell all your friends about it.  I’m so excited to be making this dream of mine into a reality with the launch of my first restaurant in Las [...]

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The Idea of Non-Raw Fish Sushi

Hi everybody. I hope you are all well! I received the following e-mail from a fan:   Dear Morimoto, I’ve watched you on Iron Chef America and you are one of my favorite chefs. The reason I’m saying this is because I’ve enjoyed Asian food since I was little and because I’ve known a friend [...]

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A New Spring Dish From Start To Finish

I’ve been working on new dishes for the spring menu at Tribeca Canvas. As many of you know from my sushi art, I like to visualize and draw a new idea on paper before actually cooking and plating the dish. Here’s how I imagined my new red snapper dish from start to finish.     This is [...]

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Vote Jessica Entzel for F&W People’s Best New Pastry Chef

UPDATE: Jessica Entzel, our pastry chef at Morimoto Napa, is nominated for Food & Wine People’s Best New Pastry Chef! VOTE FOR JESSICA HERE: http://ow.ly/jDHEA Jessica’s version of the “S’more” is the most popular dessert on the menu. It’s made with a dark chocolate feuilletine, smoked soy chocolate mousse, kurumitsu graham infused ice cream, vanilla marshmallow cream and dark [...]

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Getting Ready for Flavor! Napa Valley

Dear Friends, I’m excited to work with Napa Valleys’ top chefs at Flavor! Napa Valley, which will take place from Nov. 14-Nov. 18, 2012.   I will be participating in the following events: Wednesday, November 14 – Chef Kang and I will be at First Taste Napa, a small-plates kick-off accompanied by tastes of fine wine [...]

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Ready to Rock and Roll at the NYCWFF!

Dear Friends, Are you ready to rock and roll with me at the NYC Wine and Food Festival? I hope so! Please join my friends and I at 11pm on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Harvard Club for “Rock & Roll with Morimoto” - a karaoke-themed, Asian-inspired, late night party presented by Eater! Last year, pals Guy Fieri, [...]

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