Iron Chef Morimoto to Host ’12 Beers of Christmas’ at His Disney Springs Restaurant

Meet Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto this December 2 when he hosts the first annual “12 Beers of Christmas” at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs! The event will feature multiple stations of holiday-themed beers from local breweries.

Pairings of Pan-Asian bites also will be offered at each station. There will be small plates of Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, Yakisoba, Yakitori, Gyoza, various Dim Sum, raw bar items, as well as ramen and sushi.
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

As part of the event, Chef Morimoto will be available to autograph his newest cookbook, “Mastering the Art of Japanese Home Cooking,” which will be available for purchase. One hundred percent of proceeds from the cookbook sales will be donated to Give Kids The World, an 84-acre, nonprofit resort built to serve critically ill children and their families on Florida dream vacation “wish trips.”


The 12 Beers event will take place Sunday, December 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets cost $55 per person (plus tax and gratuity). You can reserve your space and learn more here.
Will you be attending this new holiday event at Morimoto Asia? Leave us a comment below. And if you’ve been to this amazing Disney Springs restaurant, why not leave us your thoughts in our Rate and Review section?

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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4 Replies to “Iron Chef Morimoto to Host ’12 Beers of Christmas’ at His Disney Springs Restaurant”

  1. The first time I ever saw Chef Morimoto was years ago on the original Japanese version of Iron Chef. I thought I had tuned in to watch a relaxing little cooking show, when, without warning the host yelled, “Allez Cuisine”, and Morimoto savagely reached into a large bucket and began pulling out a live octopus. Water and black squid ink was splashing everywhere and the octopus was flopping around attaching its tentacles to everything they touched. After a few futile moments trying to retrieve the critter, he proceeded to grab a large cleaver and start lopping off various parts of the determined cephalopod and tossing them into a pot of boiling water. This was no cooking show! It was Friday The 13th-Chef Jason’s Revenge. It was like watching cooking, Psycho, and a zoology lecture all at the same time. After my blood pressure returned to normal and I accepted the nightmares sure to come, I became a life-long Morimoto fan. And, as the late great Paul Harvey used to say, “Now you know the rest of the story.”

  2. I bought tickets on November 9 and never received a confirmation email or tickets in the mail as indicated on the confirmation page. I have the confirmation code and they took the money out of my account so I know there wasn’t an error in processing. Any idea if they decided to have us pick up the tickets at the door instead of mailing them?