While perusing the internets, I came across this trailer for a little movie called, "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," that was shown at the Tribeca Movie Festival earlier this year; now I can't wait until it's released this March in the theaters. The sushi lover in me is positively drooling at the imagery and the food lover in me is entralled by the storyline. Hopefully the Tower or the Crest will pick it up and I'll be able to catch it this spring.

Press Synopsis:

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.

The feature film debut of director David Gelb, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father.

3 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    I will put my friend on it. He may be able to find it for us. :)

    -- Melanie

  2. Ally Says:

    That would be awesome...maybe we can make a "Japanese night," out of it. I'd be down for cooking a few dishes. :)

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I'll make sushi rolls. I have a sushi press I've never used. Just don't tell Jiro. I don't think he'd approve.


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