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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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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 inside a masu box. We […]

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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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Nothing Says Valentine’s Day Like Sushi

 

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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 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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Super Bowl Shrimp Nachos

Super Bowl XLVIII is almost here. Whether you’re a Seattle Seahawks fan, Denver Broncos fan or just a fan of Super Bowl commercials, great food is essential to any Super Bowl party. One of my favorite snacks during the Super Bowl is nachos. Below is my recipe for Shrimp Nachos. I’ve even included my recipes […]

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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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Minister’s Award for Overseas Promotion of Japanese Food

UPDATE: ‘Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto Honored by the Japanese Government’ featured on the Consulate-General of Japan website. Click here to read it. I am honored to have received the Minister’s Award for Overseas Promotion of Food. I would like to thank everyone for their continued support. The award was presented to me this past Sunday, February 17, […]

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