Tara Evans and Kevin Klopp.
by: Dan Doskey
TASTE OF THE EAST: A
Culinary Passport to Asia
May 6, 2009
TASTE OF THE
EAST: A Culinary Passport to Asia
Taishi, The Morikami’s Young
Professionals, for an Evening of
Delectable Delights, a Tricky Tray
Raffle, Entertainment and More!
Fla. – On Wednesday, May 6, Taishi - the
young professionals group from The Morikami
Museum and Japanese Gardens, will host the
fourth annual Taste of the East: A
Culinary Passport to Asia at The Morikami.
This wildly popular event, taking place
from 6 – 9 p.m., will feature Asian and
Asian-inspired food, sake, wine and
cocktails as well as a raffle, entertainment
and an opportunity to network with young
professionals from Palm Beach and Broward
Guests will be provided with a passport at
the door giving them access to the various
food stations where they can sample a dish
or an Asian inspired cocktail.
Restaurants and caterers from Palm Beach
County that will be sharing their culinary
Martini – Boca Raton,
Gourmet Catering, Boynton Beach -
www.chezgourmet.com - serving sweet
shots and savory bites with Asian flare
Café at The Morikami, Delray Beach -
www.morikami.org - samplings from their
menu of Pan-Asian cuisine
Sushi Lounge, Boca Raton -
www.sobalounge.com - a variety of sushi
The Taste of Brazil, Delray Beach –
www.golthetasteofbrazil.com - Caipirinha,
the national drink of Brazil (home to
the largest Japanese population outside
Japanese Steakhouse, West Palm Beach
– www.saitossteakhouse.com - sushi boat
with a variety of sushi, rolls, ginger
Westchester Country Club, Boynton
Beach – www.westchestercc.com - Oriental
cole slaw and mango chutney
The Word Gourmet Catering, Lake
Worth – www.yumistheword.com
As an added bonus, this year’s Taste
of The East
will feature a Tricky
Tray Raffle where guests will have the
opportunity to buy numbered tickets and
then place them in a container next to
the item they desire. Once everyone has
had the chance to place their tickets,
the drawing for the prizes will begin.
If the number on the ticket matches the
one drawn, that guest will be the winner
of the item.
Raffle items will include a $50 Gift
Certificate from Saito’s Japanese
Steakhouse, a bottle of fine sake, a
Mother’s Day brunch complete with a
bottle of wine from the Westchester
Country Club (Boynton Beach), and more!
The event will also feature hip spins by
DJ Sean Paul.
Taste of The East is open to all young
professionals in their 20s – 40s.
Advance tickets are $20 for Taishi
Members and $30 for Non-Members. Tickets
purchased at the door will be $35 for
Taishi Members and $45 for Non-Members.
Tickets may be purchased online at
For questions regarding the event please
contact email@example.com or call
561.495.0233 ext. 214. Suntory USA, Inc.
is the event’s exclusive beverage
sponsor. The event
is also sponsored in part by
South Florida Dines and LivingFLA.com.
composed of young
professionals, age 20s to 40s, who are
committed to the mission of The Morikami
and expanding awareness of the museum.
Members have the opportunity to chair or
join a committee, become involved with
Taishi events, as well as network among
other members and the community.
more information, contact
or call 561.495.0233 ext. 208.
The Morikami Museum and Japanese
Gardens, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Sunday, is owned and operated by
the Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation
Department, in public-private
partnership with The Morikami, Inc. The
Morikami is located at 4000 Morikami
Park Road in Delray Beach off Jog Road
between Linton Boulevard and Clint Moore
Road. Admission is $10 for adults, $9
for seniors, $6 for children and
students ages 7 to 17 and free for
members and kids 6 and under. For more
information about The Morikami, its
exhibitions and programs, call
561-495-0233 or visit
To list an upcoming event please contact
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