Two of California's top ranked Sushi Chefs conducted a Japanese culinary exhibition last Friday at the Miyako Hybrid Hotel In Torrance. They were Chef Andy Matsuda of Sushi Chef Institute and Morihiro Onodera with the Meadow wood Resort in Napa.
The Chefs were part of a commercial event sponsored by Jetro, Japan External Trade Organization, to show products from the Touhoku region of Japan. Attending were representatives from Touhoku's six major cities.
Also attending were California restaurateurs, food buyers and food media.
A large number of Sakes, from several distillers and in many different styles, were available for tasting with Sake Expert Linda Noel-Kawabata, supplying additional information.
Many food items, all available in the U.S., were also on display.
Jetro is a government related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.