No plans on June 7? Consider attending “Morimoto for Japan,” a fantastic benefit for the Philadelphia-Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Philly’s Morimoto restaurant will begin this private dining event with a cocktail hour full of champagne, hors d’oeuvres and sushi. Guests can even watch Morimoto put his Iron Chef skills to work as he slices and dices a 200-pound tuna.
Afterward, enjoy a five-course Omakase tasting menu for a sit-down dinner prepared by Morimoto and served with beverage pairings. Diners can expect dishes like toro tartare with guacamole panna cotta and hamachi pastrami, along with a lobster-and-WagyÅ« surf and turf. Tables are still available in both the main dining room and the private Omakase room, which includes two extra courses and a personal appearance by Morimoto.
The night will also feature a live auction of great items up for grabs, like a 10-person dinner prepared by Morimoto in your home.
$300-$400. 6:30-10 p.m. 723 Chestnut St., Philadelphia; (215) 413-9070, morimotorestaurant.com.
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