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






                                                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:


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


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


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


Steamed:  蒸し物


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


Codfish Yuan style:  marinated in a yuzumirin-soy sauce


Refreshment:  お口直し


Granita of Plum and Shiso mint




Five Piece Sushi


Dessert:  デザート


Green Tea Ice Cream

menu may change due to availability