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    Dinner with Iron Chef Morimoto


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ChrisKohatsu says her night at Chef Takashi's Ramen noodle house was a night to remember. She sat between Iron Chef Morimoto and former Next Iron Chef contestant Chef Ming Tsai, eating a five course meal from Morimoto's recipe book. The meal included Morimoto's 80's tuna pizza creation and his Tandoori Crazy Chicken.
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    When Takashi Restaurant announced an evening with Masaharu Morimoto, reservations to the tiny Chicago ramen house filled in less than an hour.  The author, restauranteur and Iron Chef superstar teamed up with his friend and colleague, Takashi Yagihashi to offer a five-course tasting menu featuring signature Morimoto dishes.  With every seat in the restaurant taken and a wait-list filled, Kathy (Yagihashi’s wife and restaurant manager) offered me a humble seat at the bar.  As it turned out, it was the best possible seat in the house.

    Morimoto chose to spend the evening away from the kitchen, allowing Yagihashi to serve as chef.  Seated next to me while sipping on his own beer, he shared his thoughts on cooking, running a business and the future of global cuisine.  Yagihashi, along with dinner guest Chef Ming Tsai, joined the conversation.


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