Chef Taro Arai Accepts a Sushi Rematch Against His Brother, Chef Naomichi Arai at Mikuni Sushi Judgement Day Round 2

SACRAMENTO, CA- Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar will host Judgement Day/Round 2, a sushi rematch between defender, Chef Kotaro “Taro” Arai and his brother, Chef Naomichi “Nao” Arai. Guests will blind taste recipes to see if Nao can rebound against his brother after losing in the initial challenge last month. This event will be Tuesday, October 23,from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mikuni located at 1565 Eureka Road in Roseville. 

Judgement Day will allow guests to witness the brotherly rivalry between Taro and Nao Arai, both experienced sushi chefs, who have very different opinions about what people like at the sushi bar. Participants will enjoy four courses, featuring eight recipes, all paired with wine from Chateau Ste. Michelle winery. “We will be preparing simple, traditional Japanese recipes,” said Taro Arai, Mikuni co-owner. “Nao and I often disagree over what dishes will do well with our guests. So we’ll just see whose recipes they like more.” Attendees will be asked to score each dish and at the end of the night the winner will be announced. 

This event will also serve as a benchmark for new items to introduce on the specials menu at Mikuni locations this Winter. “Our chefs have lots of ideas and we can’t add everything to the menu and train ninety chefs across eight restaurants and remain consistent,” said Nao Arai. “We hope to get as much guest feedback as we can.” Mikuni has made reservations available for media to attend this event.
 
Contact Jeanne Mabry at (916) 402-9852 or via email at jmabry@mikunisushi.com to reserve your complimentary seat. Seating is limited, and this event is already sold out.
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