Masaharu Morimoto isn’t exactly a regular fixture behind the sushi bar at his namesake restaurant in Philly. But according to the OG Iron Chef’s Twitter, he will be in Philadelphia on Sunday, at Morimoto, breaking down a whole fish to make sushi.
So if you’ve always had an urge to watch the master in action (and seriously, that man knows what to do with a knife and a whole tuna), now you know where to be. There are no other details on the event just yet, but I’d suggest that making reservations might be a smart move.
UPDATE: Just got word from the folks at Morimoto and they let me know that the chef will be on hand “to demonstrate breaking down a Hiramsa (wild yellowtail) and a Hirame (Japanese Fluke) while offering guests dining at the sushi bar tastings of seasonal and signature sushi dishes.” Exec chef Benjamin Dayag will also be there, offering tastings of the new spring menu.
There will be two seatings at the sushi bar for the butchery demonstration and spring menu tastings, one at 5:30 and one at 7:30. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 215-413-9070.