While the cherry blossom may not be native to Florida, that doesn’t mean Disney Springs’ Morimoto Asia won’t be taking part in the popular Japanese festivals which celebrate the revered flower. Taking place from March 15th to April 15th, the Sakura Festival will include a series of ticketed events and menu options highlighting all things cherry blossom.
Morimoto is owned by the Patina Group, who promise that the festival will feature “Instagram-worthy décor, showcasing the pink blooms of the Sakura.”
Here are the events guests can look forward to during the festival:
(Tickets can be purchased online from the Patina Group)
- Crooked Can Happy Hour
$25 — March 15th, 5-7 pm
Guests can experience the Sakura Kolsch, Crooked Can’s brew created exclusively for Morimoto Asia.
- Late Night Suntory Painting
$32 — March 23rd, 9-11 pm
DJ Jimmy Joslin will entertain guests as they enjoy Japanese whiskey presented by Suntory.
- Taste from the Seas of Japan
$45 — March 30th, 4-6 pm
Guests can take part in a seminar traditionally reserved for staff, learning about the “varieties, quality and the traditional process of breaking down the fresh fish delivered from Japan.”
- Morimoto Asia’s Guest Chef Series
$120 — April 3rd, 7-9 pm
Chef Hitoshi Sugiura will join Executive Chef Yuhi Fujinaga and Chef de Cuisine Hung Huynh for “a collaborative six-course Pan-Asian dinner, paired with wines from across the globe.”
- Ramen Seminar and Tasting
$36 — April 7th, 12-3 pm
Guests will learn how different noodles are made, and have the opportunity to sample multiple varieties of ramen dishes.
- Matsuri Festival
$45 — April 15th, 12-4 pm
Morimoto says their traditionally inspired event will include Pan-Asian street food, beer and cocktail stations, and “traditional Japanese carnival games, shuffleboard, origami artist, calligraphy artist, giveaways and a station in partnership with our Disney Springs neighbors, Uniqlo.”
Source/Image: The Patina Group