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February 20, 2010

So I just haven’t had a chance to write before this about the wonderful evening we had at Morimoto’s in Philadelphia on January 31.  We went to celebrate Jordan’s 20th birthday and Keith’s 20th anniversary working at POGO.  We had an early reservation because we had a 3 hour drive home when we were done so in some ways it felt like we had the place to ourselves…there were people there but it wasn’t packed.

The food was incredible.  There was so much food I won’t even be able to recall it all.  Hopefully Jordan will comment here and fill us in on all the courses.  But for a brief overview. Keith & Jordan had the Omakase…which translates to Chef’s choice!  You are served 8 or 9 courses of whatever the chef wants to serve you.  This was such a highlight and amazing experience.  There was excitement with each dish that was brought forth.  In true Rutter form we all got a little taste so that we could all experience it.  Each dish was so different even though fish was a common theme throughout.  We also got a Chef’s choice sushi platter.   You pick the price you want to pay and the luxouriousness of the fish is based on that.  Again I wish I had a picture of how really beautiful the platter of sushi was and the fish itself was just unlike anything I’ve had before.  I also need to say we had ordered 2 drinks that were amazing and the desert was out of this world.

At the end of the evening we were thanking the manager for a wonderful evening and also thanking him for the service that our server gave us.  She was kind, funny and very helpful and then they presented Jordan with an autographed by Morimoto menu of the evening as a birthday keepsake.

So it’s a pricey night out but more like an event.  It’s an Iron Chef’s restaurant after all.  We’ve been to 2 other Iron Chef’s places and they are a notch above.  We had so much fun.

And yesterday I got a card in the mail from Morimoto’s thanking us for coming.  Now when have you ever gotten a card from a restaurant?  We can’t wait to go back again … it is an incredible memory for any special occasion!  Here’s the card (and what a pretty card it is) !

3 Comments leave one →
  1. jerutter permalink
    February 20, 2010 7:01 pm

    Oh my gosh!! That’s so amazing and unexpected!

  2. February 20, 2010 8:42 pm

    How spectacular! What a fantastic experience, and what a surprise to get the card!

  3. Elizabeth permalink
    February 23, 2010 6:50 pm

    Ah, the perks of sampling the life of the rich & famous. 😉

    One of my best eating experiences ever was at Pod which is another one run by the same company. What a night I will never forget. Thanks for sharing yours.

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