On March 21, Yuhi Fujinaga, executive chef of Morimoto Asia, will bring together some talented chefs for a Monday Night Raw of a different sort. Fujinaga, along with Soseki chefs Michael Collantes and Tadateru "CJ" Tokudaiji, and Top Chef Season 3 champ Hung Huynh, will whip up an 8-course meal at the sushi bar at Morimoto Asia.
Only 14 tickets are being made available for a single 7 p.m. seating.
"We've always been talking about doing a dinner together," says Fujinaga, "and so before chef CJ leaves the country, we wanted to get together to do a one-night-only special omakase dinner."
CJ, a journeyman chef who's staged at restaurants all over the world, is leaving Soseki to explore Africa and Europe after serving as chef de cuisine at Soseki.
Chef Hung Huynh served as Morimoto Asia's chef de cuisine four years ago before moving on to other ventures. He's currently serving as a New York City-based consultant to various high-end restaurants around the country.
The foursome have known each other for a while and share some unique connections:
- Yuhi and Hung worked together at Lespinasse at the St. Regis Hotel in NYC
- Hung and CJ worked together at Guy Savoy in Las Vegas
- Yuhi and CJ aworked together at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House in NYC
- Yuhi and Michael worked together at the US Open in 2007 in NYC
For reservations, call 407-939-6686.
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