Iron Chef Sakai LIVE, a dinner experience featuring a multi-course gourmet meal prepared by Japan's most famous chef, Hiroyuki Sakai, better known as "Iron Chef Sakai," will take place at the InterContinental LA Century City at Beverly Hills on Dec. 8.
Iron Chef Sakai will prepare three courses of the gourmet dinner and the InterContinental's executive chef, Jonathan Wood, will work side-by-side with Iron Chef Sakai to prepare two additional courses. Master Pastry Chef Orlando Maldonado will collaborate with Iron Chef Sakai to create the dinner's dessert. Tickets are limited to 230 and the cost is $450.
The dinner event is presented by Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. and the InterContinental LA Century City at Beverly Hills. American Airlines is serving as the event's official airline sponsor. Proceeds will benefit the Japan America Society of Southern California, an organization established to build meaningful relationships between Japanese and Americans.
"We are thrilled to bring Iron Chef Sakai to Los Angeles," says Tomo Mizutani, president of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. "We feel this is an outstanding way to foster relationships between Japanese and Americans, as well as express our appreciation to the region that has welcomed our business and our products."
Iron Chef is a popular television cooking show produced in Japan by Fuji Television Network, Inc. "Iron Chef Sakai LIVE" will be Fuji Television's first-ever official Iron Chef event outside of Japan and guests will enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime dinner experience. As each of the six courses are prepared, large screens will air live video of Iron Chef Sakai in the kitchen. Chef Sakai will also greet guests and introduce each course.
For more information, to make reservations for Iron Chef Sakai LIVE, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.jas-socal.org or call Kay Amano at (213) 627-6217, ext. 207.
Hiroyuki Sakai is a well-known Japanese chef who specializes in French cuisine. Chef Sakai is most famous for being on Fuji Television's cooking competition show, Iron Chef, appearing for six years beginning in 1994. He was named "King of Iron Chefs" after winning the show's grand finale.
Chef Sakai is known for the presentation of his dishes, which feature a Japanese kaiseki-style.
He is also the owner and head chef of Tokyo's prestigious restaurant, La Rochelle, named after the seaside city in France that Chef Sakai visited in his youth. In 2009, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare presented Chef Sakai with the Gendai no Meiko (Contemporary Master Craftsmen) award, which honors Japan's foremost artisans in various fields.
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