Roll Into Autumn with an Interactive Sushi Class at Cafe Japengo

October 31, 2012

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own sushi rolls?  Learn from trained professionals on Saturday, November 3rd as Cafe Japengo will host a sushi making class from noon to 2 p.m. Executive Sushi Chef Jerry Warner will lead a hands-on session during which he will share the secrets of sushi making.

Executive Sushi Chef Jerry Warner
“Chef Jerry is one of the most celebrated sushi chefs in San Diego and it is a rare opportunity to study with someone of his skill level,” said Cafe Japengo’s general manager Monia Tonazzo. “This is the perfect class for a date and is a unique way to have fun with friends.”

The class will take place in Cafe Japengo’s dining room. Limited seating is available and reservations are required. The cost is $60 per person and includes the following:

·         A 2-hour hands-on tutorial involving rice and fish selection, knife work with fish, handling sticky rice, creating both traditional and hand rolls and more
·         Chef Jerry will also discuss basic characteristics of various types of fish, the history of sushi and Cafe Japengo and the best local spots to purchase sushi ingredients
·         Guests will enjoy tasting their own sushi creations and two sake tastings
·         All materials and ingredients will be provided, and every attendee will be given a maki board to keep

Cafe Japengo is one of San Diego’s top restaurants for sushi and Asian-fusion cuisine.  Featuring innovative menus for lunch and dinner along with a series of gluten-free options, the restaurant also boasts an award-winning sushi bar, a hot happy hour scene and an extensive selection of the world’s best wines and sakes.  Behind each culinary masterpiece is the talent of Executive Chef Jay Payne and Executive Sushi Chef Jerry Warner, who began his career at the restaurant when it first opened 22 years ago.  Cafe Japengo is located at 8960 University Center Lane in the Aventine complex.

Cafe Japengo offers its sushi making classes the first Saturday of every month.  For more information or to make a reservation for the class, call 858-450-3355.  For more details, please visit and to stay up-to-date on the latest news and offerings at Cafe Japengo, follow them on Facebook.

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