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