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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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ACES at the US Open

Dear Friends, It’s one of my favorite times of year, it’s US Open Tennis Championships time! Once again, I’m serving up my hand crafted sushi at ACES restaurant in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. In addition to sushi, the restaurant also brings fans the freshest local seafood specialties like Montauk Wild Striped Sea Bass and Sweet Garlic-Lime Shrimp. [...]

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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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Auction Napa Valley: Dinner at Staglin Family Vineyard

Dear Friends, Last Friday, I enjoyed an evening cooking an intimate dinner for Auction Napa Valley fundraiser participants on the Staglin Family Vineyard’s historic estate. The Staglin family showcased specially selected wines to pair with my dishes…which included a 70-pound Big Eye tuna. Did you know that two sides of the tuna are completely different and [...]

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33rd Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Dear Friends, I’m very much looking forward to being at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival from Thursday, June 12 through Sunday, June 15 in Maui. I got to join Chef Greg Harrison from my Morimoto Maui restaurant on Hawaii News Now to demonstrate my Hamachi Tacos that will be featured at the festival. We [...]

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Yuzu Ice Cream For Mother’s Day

Dear Friends, With Mother’s Day coming this Sunday I wanted to share with you a sweet recipe that you could make for Mom to celebrate her special day. My Yuzu Ice Cream from Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking is made with juice from the Yuzu fruit, which is believed to be a hybrid of [...]

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Loving Chicago: Japonais By Morimoto

Dear Friends, It’s been just over a month since Japonais by Morimoto in Chicago opened and if you haven’t had a chance to join us yet, I hope you will stop by soon. I’m very proud and excited of the changes that myself and my team made at Japonais by Morimoto and I hope that [...]

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Shoot the Puck With the Chicago Blackhawks

Last weekend, I played shoot the puck at intermission during the Blackhawks vs. Hurricanes game in Chicago. Check out the video to see how I did:

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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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