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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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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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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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Sushi and Tennis With Kei Nishikori

Dear Friends, I was honored to give Japanese tennis mega star Kei Nishikori a lesson on how to make sushi in return for a few tennis tips during the ATP Delray Beach Championships. Kei qualified for Delray Beach in 2008 and became Delray champion that year at the age of 18!  In 2011, he reached the […]

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