As you may recall from my recent review of Morimoto Asia, I thought it was a wonderful new addition to the ever-evolving Disney Springs area. I love that they are embracing other local businesses and catering to local guests with their special events like the one listed below – the 3rd Craft Beer Dinner featuring Winter Garden’s own Crooked Can Brewing Co. Read more about it below:
The cherry blossom, or sakura, is widely regarded as Japan’s unofficial national flower. There are dozens of different cherry tree varieties in Japan, most of which bloom for only a couple of days each spring. The seasonal spectacle is celebrated with hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, parties under the trees. It is in this spirit that Crooked Can Brewing Co. worked in partnership with Morimoto Asia to create this unique, seasonal, Cherry Blossom Kolsch. This signature beer will be debuted on March 3rd and is available only at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs – and like the cherry blossom itself – for a limited time.
Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs is teaming up with Winter Garden-based Crooked Can Brewing Company to host an intimate five-course craft beer pairing dinner. The menu, created by Executive Chef Yuhi Fujinaga, will showcase a selection of modern Pan-Asian dishes. Each course will be paired by Crooked Can brewmasters Kent Waugh and Chad Holloway. Price is $85 per guest all -inclusive. The menu and parings are below.
Spring Collection of Shellfish Ceviche
Alaskan king crab, Washington State mirugai, Maine Uni, salmon roe, bean thread noodle
Crooked Can Cherry Blossom Kolsch
Duo of Duck
Morimoto Peking duck served with flour pancakes, hoisin miso, apricot-chili, and scallions
Consomme soup, daikon, carrot, foie gras
Crooked Can Bock Humbug
Trio of Chicken Satays
Chicken skins, yuzu-kosho, Himalayan salt; Boneless chicken wings, spicy garlic glaze; Chicken thigh, peanut sauce, cilantro
Crooked Can McSwagger’s Amber Ale
Domestic Wagyu Sirloin “Ishiyaki”
Grilled at tableside with kimchi fried rice cake, smoked soy, fresh wasabi
Crooked Can Stout
“Taiyaki” Japanese style pancake stuffed with sweet azuki beans
Served with matcha gelato
Crooked Can Cloud Chaser Hefeweizen
Thursday, March 3rd, Dinner starts promptly at 7 p.m.
Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
Guests can reserve a seat by calling (407) 939-6686 (MOTO).
$85 per guest (all-inclusive)