Disney Springs will be hosting a special culinary event featuring chefs Yuhi Fujinaga plus James and Julie Petrakis, and their restaurants Morimoto Asia and The Polite Pig. This is the second installment of Morimoto Asia’s Guest Chef Series, and will present to guests an array of Pan-Asian and Southern-inspired dishes, many of which will be true fusion dishes bridging Asia and the American South.
Location: Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs:
Time: Sunday, June 24th, 12-3 pm.
Tickets: Guests can purchase advance tickets by visiting: www.morimotopigsandpints.com
Cost: $55 (adults) $25 (children 12 and under) + tax and gratuity
More About the Event:
- Will take over the entire second floor and outdoor patio at Morimoto Asia
- Features a variety of food and beverage stations featuring dishes including pork cheek tamales, Florida peach glazed pork belly satay with spicy peanut sauce, Dim Sum Dogs (gyoza sausage with fried bao bun), Pork Skirt Steak Yakiniku Tacos and house-cured charcuterie.
- A whole roasted pig that will be sliced and served to guests on the restaurant’s patio
- Wiill shine a spotlight on a variety of Florida meat, produce and craft beers.
- Guests of the event will have the opportunity to meet the farmers at the event as representatives from Frog Song Organics and Palmetto Creek Farms will be in attendance; along with representatives from local breweries including Cask & Larder, Coppertail, Crooked Can Brewing Co., Red Cypress and Red Light Red Light.
About Morimoto Asia:
- Morimoto Asia is the first-ever collaboration between Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Patina Restaurant Group
- Fronted by a dramatic, three-story glass entryway, Morimoto Asia features dining spaces, open terraces, an intimate 14-seat sushi bar, second-story Forbidden Lounge cocktail and late-night dining hotspot.
- The main floor is anchored by an exhibition kitchen that allows diners a peek into the culinary action.
About Swine Family:
- Since opening in 2007 as one of the first Florida restaurants devoted to seasonal and local food, The Ravenous Pig has won numerous regional and national awards, including multiple James Beard Foundation “Best Chef” nominations for the Petrakis’.
- The restaurant has also served as a career launch pad for chefs who have moved onto leading roles at other restaurants.
- Similarly, for Cask & Larder, which was named one of Esquire magazine’s “Best New Restaurants” in 2014 and continues to garner acclaim, not only for its Southern-inspired food, but for its brewery, under the direction of brewmaster Larry Foor.
- Swine & Sons, located just a few steps west of The Ravenous Pig, opened in 2015 under the direction of chef/partners Rhys and Alexia Gawlak.
- The Petrakises have also been consulting partners at DoveCote, a French-inspired, all-day brasserie, which opened in July 2016.