One of the great things about Japanese cuisine is its ability to borrow from foreign influences and come up with something all its own. Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat, two restaurateurs from New York, recently shared with Epoch Times that popular Japanese dishes like ramen and tonkatsu emerged between the 19th and 20th century as a result of a convergence of Chinese, English, and American culinary influences. Salat also has this to say:
“One thing that impressed me about Japan is that there is an inherent or intrinsic understanding of the food culture among pretty much everybody, young and old. You can ask the garbage collector what vegetables are in season now and he or she would be able to tell you in a way that in America, we don‘t have kind of cultural knowledge about food.”
It is, therefore, not surprising why a lot of Californians can’t get enough of Japanese food. This same commitment to freshness, simplicity, and originality lies at the heart of catering services by Zagat rated Elk Grove restaurants like Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar. Simplicity, however, does not necessarily mean boring. By preserving the integrity of each seasonal ingredient, master chefs are able to come up with exquisite, original, and artistically presented dishes that can easily be the talk of any party.
Those interested in organizing a Japanese-themed party can count on such a reputable caterer to recommend the perfect menu items for every occasion. The choices do not have to be limited to staples like ramen, tempura, and tonkatsu. For a small get-together, one can order to-go party platters that consist of varying combinations of sushi and appetizers. Party hosts can also hire a private chef who can design a custom menu and prepare exquisite dishes right in front of guests. To make things more fun, one can set up a sushi bar where guests get to choose their own ingredients.
As for drinks, it’s always a good idea to serve both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to make there is something for everyone. Take green tea and sake, for instance. In addition, the furniture arrangement, eating accoutrements, and cutlery should be just right. Not to worry, though because restaurants with reliable catering services can be counted on to bring bamboo mats, flowers, cushions, and the like. One can’t go wrong with catering services from an establishment like Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar, which some folks consider the best Japanese restaurant in Elk Grove, CA.
(Source: Japan’s Comfort Food, Epoch Times, May 28, 2014)