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Sushi, Singing and Fun at Outside Lands 2015

Dear Friends, I had the great opportunity last week to be a part of the Outside Lands Festival at Golden Gate Park. This festival brings together music, food, wine, beer, art and comedy. I got to bring together my love of sushi rolling, teaching others proper sushi rolling techniques and singing all into one. I […]

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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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Hawaii Five-0 “Ua’aihue”

Dear Friends, This Friday, January 9th at 9pm EST/8pm CST, you can catch me on the new episode of CBS’s Hawaii Five-O. I was so honored to be asked to be a guest star on the show for a second time. On this episode, McGarrett asks me to help train Kamekona to beat Chef Sam Choy […]

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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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