Mr. Gregory A. Boyko - Honorary Consul General of Japan

Mr. Gregory A. Boyko - Honorary Consul General of Japan

Dear Valued Customers,

To those of you who were able to come to our event last night, thank you very much. We hope you really enjoyed the evening with Mr. Gregory Boyko, a true ambassador of not just Japan, nor the U.S., but a partnership between the two nations. We like to thank Mr. Boyko, Honorary Consul General of Japan, for his generosity to come to our little restaurant with his wife in middle of a very busy schedule. His presentation of “Japan and the U.S. – The Most Important Bilateral Relationship” featured historic background and events that made Japan an economic force it is today and the role the U.S. played, and a partnership that were built over the years. Some customers traveled quite a long distance to attend this event, one flew in from Chicago, another drove from New Jersey. Thank you so much. It is our pleasure to serve you and hopefully everyone thoroughly enjoyed the Mr. Boyko’s presentation and the seven-course dinner prepared by Chef Ichimura and assistant chef Kishida. Again, thank you very much.

For those who couldn’t come to the event, I would have loved to be able to show some pictures from the night, but I failed to take pictures during the event.  But here I have some pictures of Chef Ichimura’s course dinner. 

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Dear Valued Customers,


Maeda Sushi will be closed to public on Thursday, May 21st from 6:oo p.m., due to our hosting of Gregory Boyko’s “Japan and the U.S. – The Most Important Bilateral Relationship”.  We will be open for normal hours for lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with the grocery/deli open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.


“Japan and the U.S. – The Most Important Bilateral Relationship”


Course Menu for May 21st

Dear Valued Customers,


We have the menu for the evening with Honorary Consul General of Japan!  We will serve this course dinner following Mr. Greg Boyko’s presentation of “Japan & the U.S. – The Most Important Bilateral Relationship.”  Seating is limited, and are going quickly…please make a reservation soon.  We will ask for your credit card information to secure your reservation.


When:  Thursday, May 21st

Time:  6:00 pm





Something new everytime at our dinner events - *pictured are not for the May event

Something new everytime at our dinner events - *pictured are not for the May event

Appetizer Plate:



Sake-Sautéed Oyster

Miso Marinated Tofu

Sweet Simmered Shiitake Mushroom



Bonito and Fluke with Ponzu


Oshinogi (Appetizer with rice)

Osaka Sushi (pressed sushi) of Seared Fatty Tuna and Mackerel



Tile Fish Saikyo Yaki & Turnip Amazu Yaki

(sweet miso marinated tile fish & turnip vinegar flavored)


Onmono (warm dish)

Snow Crab and Egg dressed in Amazu Ankake (sweet vinegar geleé) with Wood Ear and Spinach



Five Piece Assortment



Ice Cream


*This menu may change due to availability of ingredients.





Japan and the U.S. – The Most Important Bilateral Relationship


Thursday, May 21st, 6:00 PM


The Chairman of Hartford Insurance K.K. (ハートフォード生命), also an Honorary Consul General of Japan to the U.S., Gregory Boyko will present “Japan and the U.S. – The Most Important Bilateral Relationship,” at Maeda Sushi.  Mr. Boyko will speak about range of topics including historical and current events, and his personal experience in Japan – some of which has been chronicled in his monthly column on the Japanese business daily Nikkei Shinbun.  Maeda Sushi Restaurant will then serve up a special course dinner designed for this occasion.


Maeda Sushi is always trying to be a place where our cultures meet, through our cuisine, and sometimes through special events.  This time, it will take an academic turn, featuring someone who truly connects the U.S. and Japan, or Connecticut and Japan, both culturally and in business.  Mr. Boyko started and ran the Japan operation of The Hartford as the CEO of Hartford Insurance K.K. until recent retirement from The Hartford in the U.S.  We are honored to have such a distinguished businessman with immense knowledge and interest in Japanese culture as our guest in this still new series.


Please RSVP; seating is limited.


Special Dinner with Greg Boyko

When:  May 21st, 2009 at 6:00 pm

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

Cost:  $50 per person (includes course dinner; not including drinks, tax & gratuity)


To reserve, please call Maeda Sushi; (860) 651-4100, or e-mail

Your credit card number will be required for a reservation.


Mr. Gregory A. Boyko

Mr. Gregory A. Boyko









Gregory A. Boyko

Mr. Boyko recently retired from The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. after a long career in various roles including Chief Financial Officer of Hartford Life and Chairman and CEO of Hartford Life International.

Boyko is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He also holds a number of professional degrees, including the Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Chartered Financial Consultant designations.

He is an Honorary Consul General for Japan, a member of the Connecticut and American Bar Associations, the Connecticut Society of CPA’s, Director of the Japan Society of New York, member of the International Committee of the American Council of Life Insurers, a director of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut, a member of the Hartford Metro Chamber of Commerce, a corporator of Hartford’s St. Francis Hospital, a member of the St. Francis Foundation Board of Directors, and a member of the Mark Twain House and Museum Board of Directors.


Thank you, to all the people who came to our “Dinner with Lynita Shimizu”.

I hope everyone had as great a time as we did with woodblock print artist, Lynita Shimizu, who’s engaging personality comes through her art, but even better in person.  All the customers had a chance to make a print of their own.  We got a peek into how Ms. Shimizu’s art derived from centuries old Japanese technique.  Many customers were familiar with her work as they grace Maeda Sushi’s walls.  As for the dinner, it seemed “Una-Tama,” the steamed egg with eel, with ankake sauce was the hit of the night, with the very healthy, soy sheet rolled mountain yam with vinegar gelee coming in at close second.  Late at night, even our staff got their hands on the “baren” and pressed a few prints.

Again, we’d like to thank everyone who came, and Lynita-san, for a wonderful night.


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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 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

Dear Customers,


We are happy to announce a special course dinner event in conjunction with the Slow Food Connecticut…and not only for just one night, but two.  Still, seating is limited, so please call to make a reservation.  Below is more information and menu.  If you are not a fan of raw fish, no problem, please tell us when you make reservation.


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

Time:  6:30 pm


$50 per person – not including drink orders/tax/gratuity




Tori no Karaage


Sashimi salad

Buckwheat noodle




Miso soup


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


We’d like to thank Susan Chandler, the convivium leader of Slow Food Connecticut.  It’s an honor to work with Slow Food.


Maeda Sushi

(860) 651-4100





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Dear customers,

We like to thank everyone who came to Niigata Sake @ Maeda dinner.

It was such a pleasure to serve you.  As promised, here are some pictures from the night.  I am sorry, some of the pictures were out of focus.

We matched some great sake from Niigata prefecture of Japan with Chef Maeda’s special course dinner. 

                Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo w/

                                Edamame/Shumai/Tori Karaage

                                Sashimi Salad w Plum Dressing

                Kirinzan Junmai Daiginjo w/

                                Buckwheat Noodle w sweet shrimp tempura

                Musashino Buna no Tsuyu Tokubetsu Junmai (Dew Drops) w/


                                Gindara Yuan-yaki



                                Sweet Shrimp Head Miso Soup

                Green Tea w/

                                Kichoan Plum Jelly

For those of you that missed this event, not to worry, because we are planning another one, very, very soon.  Please look for the announcement in the coming days.