Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has finally picked a date for the opening of his Miami Beach restaurant.
Morimoto South Beach opens October 1 at the newly renovated Shelborne Wyndham South Beach Hotel.
Morimoto South Beach, designed by Glamorous of Tokyo, will bring the Iron Chef's blend of the traditional and the theatrical. The chef, best known for his appearing on on cooking shows, is trained in traditional Kaiseki cuisine, which balances taste, texture, appearance, and colors of food to turn dishes into "art."
Morimoto began his U.S. career in 1994 as executive chef at Nobu. In 2001, he opened his first restaurant in Philadelphia and has restaurants in New York City, Napa, Waikiki, and Boca Raton, to name a few.
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Morimoto South Beach will be open for dinner nightly, starting October 1. Chef Morimoto will also directly supervise the hotel's 24-hour room service menu, in case a more intimate dining experience with the Iron Chef is wanted.
The restaurant will also be the site of the Mix it Up with Morimoto party on Friday, February 21; and a collaborative dinner between chef Morimoto and and Anita Lo on Saturday, February 21, as part of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.