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Food & Wine

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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We are loving this food and wine pairing…

The Lobster Wonton and the Del Dotto ‘Conghiale Vineyard’ Pinot Noir are just meant to go together.

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