Morimoto Asia Sakura Festival
Enjoy a month-long celebration of the arrival of spring and the cherry blossoms at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs.The restaurant will be decorated with Instagram-worthy décor, showcasing the pink blooms of the Sakura. Similar to the festivals in Japan, guests can attend a series of ticketed events, and menu specials dedicated to the cherry blossoms.
- Happy Hour with the brewmasters from Crooked Can Brewing Co.
- Late night whiskey pairing and bites with Suntory
- Seas of Japan 101
- Morimoto Asia’s Guest Chef Series with Chef Hitoshi Sugiura
- Ramen Seminar and Tasting
- Matsuri Festival
Every day of the festival, enjoy special menu items inspired by the Japanese cherry blossoms during lunch and dinner service: COCKTAIL | BEER | APPETIZER | DESSERT
A variety of special events will take place during the festival:
Crooked Can Happy Hour
Thursday, March 15 | 5-7PM
Kick off the festival with Crooked Can Brewing Company’s brew masters to taste the Sakura Kolsch, available only at Morimoto Asia paired with Pan-Asian bites.
Late Night Suntory Pairing
Friday, March 23 | 9-11PM
Japanese Whiskey-based cocktails presented by Suntory paired with lite bites at Morimoto Asia’s Forbidden Lounge. Accompanied by DJ Jimmy Joslin.
Taste From the Seas of Japan
Friday, March 30 | 4-6PM
Every week, Morimoto Asia’s sushi chefs spend time educating the restaurant’s staff about the varieties, quality and the traditional process of breaking down the fresh fish delivered from Japan that is served. Now guests have the opportunity to attend this educational seminar learning and tasting about the seas of Japan while enjoying a sake sampling.
Morimoto Asia’s Guest Chef Series
Tuesday, April 3 | 7-9PM
Executive Chef Yuhi Fujinaga and Chef de Cuisine Hung Huynh welcome Chef Hitoshi Sugiura to kick off Morimoto Asia’s Guest Chef Series. The chefs will prepare a collaborative six-course Pan-Asian dinner, paired with wines from across the globe. Chef Hitoshi has a history of creating unique menus for restaurants and events while having received acclaimed notoriety including the “Top 8 Chef” at Italy’s 2017 Vegetarian Chance competition. Chef Hitoshi currently leads the team and menu creation as Executive Chef of Patinstella Restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.
Ramen Seminar and Tasting
Saturday, April 7 | 12-3PM
Spend the afternoon learning about the various types of Asian noodles and how they are made. Following the seminar, guests will visit multiple ramen stations to taste different types of ramen dishes.
Sunday, April 15 | 12-4PM
The festival ends with a family fun day inspired by the traditional Matsuri festival of Japan. Guests can enjoy multiple Pan-Asian street food stations, 4 beer and cocktail stations throughout the interior and exterior of the restaurant. Gaming stations will include traditional Japanese carnival games, shuffleboard, origami artist, calligraphy artist, giveaways and a station in partnership with our Disney Springs neighbors, Uniqlo.