New Orleans Magazine's Sushi Fest and Competition will feature sushi creations from restaurants around the New Orleans area. Each participating chef will compete in various categories. One sushi chef will be crowned the 2014 Grand Champion by a panel of judges. Enjoy an evening with some of New Orleans' best sushi chefs while enjoying Japanese beer, sake and live entertainment.
1 p.m.- 2 p.m.: VIP Patron Japanese Room Party sponsored by Sapporo Beer
2 p.m.-5 p.m.: New Orleans Sushi Fest & Competition
VIP Patron Japanese Tea Room Party Sponsored by Sapporo Beer, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: River City Ballroom
Cost: $50 in advance (by Aug. 6), $75 at the door
A special VIP Reception before the actual Sushi Fest opens includes complimentary sushi, food, wine, beer and soft drinks. The Japan Society of New Orleans and Japan Club of New Orleans will feature a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and the first 200 guests will receive a complimentary bento box with items from our vendors.
New Orleans Sushi Fest & Competition presented by East Jefferson General Hospital
Supporting sponsor Sapporo Beer, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $10 in advance, $20 at the door
Entertainment by Bag of Donuts
Fun for all:
- Japanese art room featuring origami, fan painting and Japanese bookmark painting
- Samurai Japanese Warrior blow-up wrestling ring with wrestling matches for adults and kids over 15 years old.
Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
Giving back: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society of New Orleans and Japan Club of New Orleans
The Sushi Fest & Competition event will be held in the River City Ballroom. Winners of the competition will be featured in the October issue of New Orleans Magazine.
The event will feature sushi and non-sushi restaurants serving sushi as well as Japanese infused dishes to purchase. A cash bar will be available.
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