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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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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. Together we blended a combination […]

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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 Bar also offers a variety […]

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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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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. Now that we’re open, we’ve had lots of friends stop […]

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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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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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Try My Sushi At The US Open Tennis Championships

I am honored to serving sushi at the US Open Tennis Championships this year! Please come and try my sushi at Aces restaurant. Andy Murray loves it, too! Are you on Instagram?  I’ve started posting there! Follow me at @chef_morimoto.

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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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