Potluck and Jiro Dreams of Sushi!!

  • February 9, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Dinner and a movie, what can be better?  We're combining one of our always popular potlucks with the award winning movie "Jiro Dreams of Sushi."  Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father.

For the potluck I will be making Japanese curry rice.  Please bring something to share with the group.  It can be anything (doesn't have to be japanese, although it is fun if it is! ;-).  Please comment on what you are bringing so people have an idea of what else to bring.  I will be providing water and soda in addition to the curry.  You are welcome to bring other types of nomimono! :-)

Please try to arrive on time at 6:30pm (so that we can eat what you bring!).  The movie start time will be flexible, probably sometime after 7.

See you there!

Notes on the movie:

Five starts on website Rotten Tomatoes

Roger Ebert:  "AS A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT WORLD-CLASS SUSHI, THIS FILM IS DEFINITIVE... I FOUND MYSELF DRAWN INTO THE MYSTERY OF THIS MAN."

5 STARS. A WORK OF ART" -TIME OUT NEW YORK

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  • James E.

    fun

    February 10, 2013

  • scott w.

    Delicious and Fun!!! :-) It was nice meeting Léna (I should get props for figuring out how to get that accent in there! ;-), Yuka, Eric, and Kevin for the first time. And hisashiburi ni Tamara and everyone else! Thanks for coming! And somehow (someone) magically cleaned up my place at the end while I wasn't paying attention! It doesn't get better than that! :-) Arigatou!

    February 10, 2013

    • Tim808

      gotta like it when **magic** happens!! LOL

      February 10, 2013

  • Tim808

    was worried we had so many members and guests tonight, but it all worked out. lots of delicious food for the potluck and everybody enjoyed the movie.

    February 10, 2013

  • William

    Nice meeting you all again and new people to. Great food and I really liked the movie.

    February 10, 2013

  • Lynn

    Great time with great friends, food & video, including meeting new members!

    February 10, 2013

  • Eric

    Great movie, great food, great people!

    February 9, 2013

  • Shoko

    Great time!

    February 9, 2013

  • Keiko

    Big apologies everyone, with HUGE regret I had to change my r.s.v.p. to "not attending." I'm on Day 8 of the flu. Was expecting it to be gone by now, but coughing way too much to attend a potluck & movie night : ( if I'm somehow able to stream the film, I will start it at 8pm to watch it in solidarity from afar with all you good people.

    February 9, 2013

    • Lynn

      Sorry to hear but hope you're feeling better soon!

      February 9, 2013

    • scott w.

      Sorry to hear! But you crack me up!! :-) Hope you are feeling better soon.

      February 9, 2013

  • Tim808

    going to start cooking soon... see you all later.
    @Keiko.. sorry you can't make it and hope to see you again soon! we both had the flu bug a couple weeks ago too. if you can't stream it, please let us know and you can borrow the movie sometime.
    @Yuka... feel free to bring your guest. i know you can't join the waiting list for +1 while you already are confirmed. and there have been a few cancellations that you missed out on adding guest.

    February 9, 2013

    • Yuka

      thank u so much for letting me know! :)

      February 9, 2013

  • Yuka

    hi. This is my first time, and i could only RSVP for self. I was planning to come w a friend. I messaged Scott, but have not heard from him, what should i do? If anyone can let me know, i appreciate it. Thank u.

    February 9, 2013

  • Keiko

    Dear friends, HUGE regrets to change the r.s.v.p. to "no" on the day of the event, but I still have the flu (Day 8 of it now). I want to spare you from getting it, as much as I would love to see this flick,especially in your good company.

    February 9, 2013

  • Kevin

    ill be riding with nae. thank you so much scott and nae. i cant cook anything, i dont have much. However, ill bring some kanako and packets of nori (korean style) for rice. could probably make a nice drink with the kinako. ive made kinako mochi before, it waa good, kind of, but came out wrong. kevin

    February 9, 2013

  • scott w.

    Wow looks like we'll have a fun group! I will be borrowing a table and some chairs. It will be a little cozy but we will get everyone in! :-)

    If you can't make it please update your RSVP so people on the waitlist can come. Ok, really looking forward to it! And I'm hoping my curry turns out! ;-)

    February 7, 2013

  • scott w.

    @William: Love your yakiniku! Don't learn something new too fast! :-)

    @Kevin: Looks like you have a couple of ride offers! Up to you to arrange it. Contact them via their meetup up email. Thanks Kazumi and Nae for the offers!

    February 6, 2013

  • William

    I'm thinking yakiniku/yakitori again. I'll learn a new dish eventually...

    February 5, 2013

  • Keiko

    Found a furikake kettle corn recipe today : )

    1 · February 5, 2013

  • Kazumi

    I will bring udon noodle...^0^
    Where does Kevin live? I live in chandler,too...i might be able to give him a ride..

    February 5, 2013

  • Kevin

    How far are you from Chandler? Can you give me directions? It's about 10 miles there, 10 back but I have no problem biking there. I'm studying Japanese in college to become a translator or teach English in Japan. Jaa mata~ Kevin

    February 2, 2013

    • scott w.

      Hi Kevin! My address and a link to a google map are at the top of this announcement. Also, maybe someone living in chandler can give you a ride? Anyone coming from chandler that could pick up Kevin?

      February 5, 2013

  • scott w.

    Wow, looks like lots of great dishes coming! Can't wait!

    February 5, 2013

  • Harley

    I know it's not very Japanese but I was thinking of bringing some Deviled eggs. Unless someone has any ideas for something easy to make or store bought I can bring :)

    February 4, 2013

    • scott w.

      Harley, deviled eggs sound great!

      February 5, 2013

  • Keiko

    I'll bring some kind of dessert. Maybe a berry bread pudding, something with fresh citrus or guava pastries. So drawing a blank on my "potluck greatest hits" right now

    February 4, 2013

  • Tim808

    i love deviled eggs. actually can't remember the last time i had them.

    February 4, 2013

  • Lynn

    Changed my mind, since Scott is doing the Curry, I'll make the Asian cabbage salad.

    February 3, 2013

  • Kazumi

    it is a great movie to see... looking ford the potluck...

    February 3, 2013

  • Shoko

    Shrimp Tempra!

    2 · February 3, 2013

  • Tim808

    Kevin, i think Scott's house is within 10 miles of Chandler, but depends where you are at in Chandler. try google mapping his address listed above...

    wow, looks like we've got a full house!! should be fun. see y'all there!

    February 3, 2013

  • Eric

    Ill bring a baked rice dish...secret family recipe.

    February 2, 2013

  • Kevin

    Look forward to the movie. I'm a college student majoring in Japanese at MCC, then in ASU.My Japanese is elementary (.ie basic conversation only), but so far I can read,write,and speak the kana and language. Thanks! Kevin

    February 2, 2013

  • Harley

    I'm afraid I don't do much cooking, so my potluck item will most likely be very simple or store bought :)

    January 28, 2013

  • Lynn

    Maybe I'll make inari zushi or maybe bring a dessert.

    January 22, 2013

  • Tim808

    I tested out the bluray disc, it won't play on any standard dvd player. so, Scott, it looks like we'll have to bring over the bluray player. your tv has hdmi, right?

    January 19, 2013

    • scott w.

      Yep, it has hdmi inputs, no problem, we're good! :-)

      January 19, 2013

  • William

    Depending on schoolwork if I can make it.

    January 18, 2013

  • Michelle W.

    Very excted to see all of you again!!!

    January 14, 2013

  • Tim808

    For potluck, we will bring baked california sushi, its rice covered with "california roll" toppings, which you scoop onto sheets of nori and roll it up. Kind of like making temaki.

    1 · January 13, 2013

    • scott w.

      Oooo, that sounds good!

      January 13, 2013

  • Keiko

    Yay! I've wanted to see this for a long time : ) love potlucks & cooking too. Fun peeps for company are extra bonus : )

    January 13, 2013

  • Shirley L.

    I won't be in town; I miss out on all the best things these days. Shoganai . . .

    January 13, 2013

  • Tim808

    Check out the Jiro youtube video with Anthony Bourdain if you haven't heard about this movie before. It is more like a documentary movie, but it is very interesting.

    January 13, 2013

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