March 2009


MENU for Dinner with Lynita Shimizu

(Please understand that this menu may change due to availability of ingredients)

 

Standing…during Ms. Shimizu’s presentation

 

Hors d’oeuvre                     Tori no Karaage

 

                                                Edamame

 

                                                Shumai

 

                                                Sasa-Zushi:  Salmon  and whitefish sushi wrapped in bamboo leaf

 

 

At the table…

 

Steamed:                              Una-Tama (eel & egg) with Bekkou Ankake sauce

 

Vinegar:                                Vegetables and Yamaimo (Japanese yam)

                                                with Tosa-vinegar geleé

 

Sushi:                                     Five Pieces

 

Dessert:                                Ice Cream

Dear valued customers,

 

Please join us for a special dinner with Lynita Shimizu, the woodblock print artist.  We have received many praises about the beautifully sanguine woodblock prints that decorate the walls of Maeda Sushi.  We invited the artist responsible for all the work, to share the stories behind her unique art that combines centuries-old Japanese technique with Pennsylvanian sensitivities.  She will demonstrate how her prints are made, and guests are invited to try their hands at woodblock printing – and take the result home as a souvenir.  There will be hors d’oeuvre during her presentation, followed by a special course dinner.

Gion Festival by Lynita Shimizu 

Please RSVP; seating is very limited.

 

Where:  Maeda Sushi Restaurant – 530 Bushy Hill Rd. Simsbury, CT 06070

When:  April 2nd, 2009 (Thursday)

Time:  at 6:00 pm

Cost:  $50 per person for the dinner (drinks, gratuity, tax not included).

 

To reserve, please call Maeda Sushi (860) 651-4100,

Or e-mail: maedasushi@att.net

 

Also, visit Ms. Shimizu’s internet homepage:  WWW.SHIMIZUWOODCUTS.COM

 

 

 

Lynita Kagarise Shimizu

Lynita Shimizu has been creating woodcuts using the Japanese techniques of moku hanga since the mid-seventies. Originally from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Lynita graduated with a Fine Arts major from Westminster College in 1974. Following a year at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she moved to Japan to concentrate on woodblock printmaking. During her four-year stay, she studied in Kyoto with an elderly master of traditional woodblock printmaking, Tomikichiro Tokuriki, and in Tokyo with contemporary printmaker, Yoshisuke Funasaka. From Japan, Lynita and her husband moved to River Edge, NJ, where they raised three sons.

Pictured art:  Gion Festival by Lynita Shimizu

Dear Customers,

 

There are changes in the menu for the upcoming Slow Food Dinner.

We hope this is even more exciting than the one previously planned.

If you do not eat raw fish, we can accommodate.  Please indicate to us when you make a reservation.

 

Special course dinner:  $50 per guest (not including tax/gratuity/drinks).

 

Two Dates:  Thursday 3/12 & Thursday 3/19

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Where:  Maeda Sushi Restaurant, 530 Bushy Hill Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070

 

Reservation is required.  Call Maeda Sushi, (860) 651-4100

We will ask for your credit card number at the time of reservation.  If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so more than 24 hours prior.  After that, we will charge $50 per person.

 

Limited seating, and they are quickly filling us, so please call to secure your seat.

 

 

Here is the MENU

 

Appetizer:  前菜

三点盛り・金平牛蒡、枝豆の白和え、蓬麩

Plate of Three:  Burdock Kinpira, Fu of Mugwort, Edamame with Tofu Cream

                Burdock Kinpira:  Root vegetable sauté with sesame oil

Edamame with Tofu Cream:  green beans out of the pod with delicate cream

Fu of Mugwort:  “bread” of wheat gluten with the fragrant vegetable

 

Sashimi:  刺身

白身魚の薄造り(ポン酢和え)

Whitefish Sashimi with Ponzu:  sheer slices of whitefish with ponzu sauce

 

Steamed:  蒸し物

信州蒸しと海老シューマイ

Shinshu Mushi & Shrimp Shumai

                Shinshu Mushi:  Cha (green tea) noodle laid over white fish, with broth splashed over

                Shrimp Shumai:  shrimp dumplings with shredded flour skin

 

Broiled:  焼き物

銀鱈祐庵焼き

Codfish Yuan style:  marinated in a yuzumirin-soy sauce

 

Refreshment:  お口直し

梅と紫蘇のグラニテ

Granita of Plum and Shiso mint

 

Sushi: 

五点盛り

Five Piece Sushi

 

Dessert:  デザート

抹茶アイスクリーム

Green Tea Ice Cream

menu may change due to availability