If Orlando’s food scene is known outside of Central Florida a significant part of that work was done by James and Julie Petrakis. Their award winning restaurants “The Ravenous Pig,” “Cask and Larder” and the Disney Springs exploration of all that’s great from the barbecue “The Polite Pig,” bring their mission to celebrate great southern cooking to the world.
So we’re happy to hear that James and Julie Petrakis are the invited guests at Morimoto Asia’s second ever guest chef collaboration event. The Petrakis will join Morimoto Asia’s Chef Yuhi Fujinaga to present an array of Pan-Asian and Southern-inspired dishes, many of which will be true fusion dishes bridging Asia and the American South.
The family affair will take over the entire second floor and outdoor patio at Morimoto Asia, with a variety of food and beverage stations featuring dishes including pork cheek tamales, Florida peach glazed pork belly satay with spicy peanut sauce, Dim Sum Dogs (gyoza sausage with fried bao bun), Pork Skirt Steak Yakiniku Tacos and house-cured charcuterie. The star of the show will be a whole roasted pig that will be sliced and served to guests on the restaurant’s patio that overlooks Disney Springs.
The food will shine a spotlight on a variety of Florida meat, produce and craft beers. Guests of the event will have the opportunity to meet the farmers at the event as representatives from Frog Song Organics and Palmetto Creek Farms will be in attendance; along with representatives from local breweries including Cask & Larder, Coppertail, Crooked Can Brewing Co., Red Cypress and Red Light Red Light.
We can’t get enough of Morimoto Asia’s blend of delicious Asian fusion flavors. Adding southern barbecue to the mix is guaranteed to take us to our happy place. The event takes place June 24, 2018 from 12 to 3pm. Purchase tickets online now.