Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs Culinary Series Week 1 with Morimoto Asia

By: Greg Gately

Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs Culinary Series Week 1 with Morimoto Asia

Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs Culinary Series Week 1 with Morimoto Asia. Flavors of Florida has officially started. The annual event at Disney Springs brings the best in culinary, drinks, ingredients, and Chefs together for a summer-long celebration of all things Florida. The culinary series that happens on Fridays at 9:30 AM for the next few weeks offers a look into the creation and a sample of the dishes served at various locations across Disney Springs.

This year’s Culinary Series started with Morimoto Asia chef Takeshi Ikeuchi preparing the Florida Key West Pink Shrimp Salad and joining the Chef was Mixologist Junko who crafted Morimoto Asia’s signature Flavors of Florida cocktail. The best part is when the demonstration is over, you can sample the dishes and drinks prepared. Furthermore, you can visit Morimoto Asia all summer long to try it out for yourself.

If that isn’t enough, and you want to try and recreate this combination, you receive the recipe on a card. Chef Takeshi was handing them out personally.

  • Florida Key West Pink Shrimp Salad
    Green tea-infused Japanese soba noodles, radish, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, and ponzu sauce
  • Sparkling Shiso Orange
    Housemade shiso orange shrub, yuzu, and sparkling green tea

The dish was delicious. Key West Pink Shrimp has turned into a personal favorite. We have learned a lot in the past year about the locally sourced shrimp, and Chef Takeshi’s use is well done. What makes this dish stand out is the ponzu sauce, which has a jelly-like consistency. Along with the choice of soba noodles, the Chef has come up with a beautiful summer flavor. Sparkling Shiso Orange was a wonderful pairing. Together, this was a light and refreshing pairing.

Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs Culinary Series Week 1 with Morimoto Asia
Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs Culinary Series Week 1 with Morimoto Asia

Culinary Series hosted by Kroger Delivery takes place in Disney Springs Friday mornings all summer long at Waterview Park

Learn tricks of the trade during lively demonstrations from renowned chefs during Disney Springs Flavors of Florida.

Next Up:

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

Set your sights on chef Mike Tiva as he creates Mushroom Gnocchi—ricotta gnocchi topped with roasted Fungi Jon mushrooms, balsamic glazed shallots, wild arugula and shaved pecorino cheese.

About the Chef

Chef Mike Tiva brings his wealth of knowledge and more than 19 years of experience with the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group to Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Disney Springs. His menu is filled with seasonal fish, vegetables and fruits from local farmers.

About the Event

Registration will be available via the Disney Springs Instagram page. Stay tuned to book your spot.

Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs Culinary Series Week 1 with Morimoto Asia

Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs Culinary Series Week 1 with Morimoto Asia

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