U.S.-Japan Council New York Culinary & Fundraising Event
Friday, March 13 from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Home Studios, Inc. – 873 Broadway, Studio 1 (between 18th and 19th Streets)
Tickets: $150 (food and drinks included)
In 2014, the U.S.-Japan Council, a Japanese American organization dedicated to fostering the connections between business and community leaders from Japan and the United States, launched its Culinary Diplomacy initiative inspired by the belief that sharing food from different cultures promotes cross-cultural dialogue and understanding and creates platforms for lasting personal relationships. To date three culinary diplomacy programs have taken place: The Ukai Tofuya Reception in Tokyo in May 2014; the exchange, educational, and festival programs in Hawaii as part of the October 2014 Annual Conference; and regional food events in Houston and Chicago.
As New York City is the culinary center of the U.S. with many fantastic Japanese restaurants, the U.S.-Japan Council is holding its inaugural USJC New York City Culinary Diplomacy Event. With the support and donations from organizations and Japanese restaurants, this event will celebrate Japanese cuisine and the spirit of the U.S.-Japan relationship. New York Japanese Culinary Academy will do a soba demonstration, and the full spectrum of Japanese cuisine will be represented by Japanese restaurants Jin Ramen, Wasan, Go! Go! Curry!, Hatsuhana, Yopparai, East Japanese Restaurant. There will be an open bar with Japanese beer and sake provided by Sake Discoveries.
All the profits will be donated to USJC and the TOMODACHI Initiative, which supports relief efforts for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011.
To purchase tickets, please visit the U.S.-Japan Council’s website. Register by March 7.