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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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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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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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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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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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Valentine’s Day in Japan & White Chocolate Sorbet

Dear Friends, Did you know that Valentine’s Day in Japan is the day for single women to tell one’s feeling to someone she is interested in with a gift of chocolate? It’s from women to men only! Men don’t give anything to women on Valentine’s Day in Japan. For couples, women are also supposed to give [...]

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Holiday Sukiyaki

Dear Friends, Christmas is just around the corner. Did you already prepare a gift for your loved ones? Do you have any plans for Christmas dinner? Meatloaf, roast chicken, roast turkey? Why don’t you add a Japanese dish to your traditional Christmas dinner this year? Maybe it will become a family favorite! For family Christmas dinner, [...]

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