And now for some charitable endeavors:
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will visit Morimoto on June 7 to host a fundraiser for the Philadelphia-Japan Disaster Relief Fund. All proceeds (the goal is $30,000) will go to charity as Morimoto prepares a 200-pound tuna during a cocktail-hour demonstration. Next will be a five-course omakase tasting menu, whose dishes will include toro tartare with guacamole panna cotta and hamachi pastrami, and a Morimoto surf & turf with lobster and wagyu. It's $300 a head in the dining room and $400 a head in the private omakase room, which includes two extra courses and one-on-one time with Morimoto*. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Details at 215-413-9070.
* What to talk about with Morimoto? Try baseball; he played semipro in Japan.