At the Sumo Maya restaurant, the kitchen is open to the rest of the restaurant and sits next to the contemporary sushi bar. The openness allows the line chefs and sushi chefs the ability to interact with the diners.
Entertain your guests in true Japanese fashion by hosting a sushi party at your coffee table while seated on the floor. If you go the take-out route, remove the food from containers and boxes, then plate all of the sushi on ceramic dinnerware. Skip floral arrangements in favor of potted grasses.
No special equipment or ingredients required to make these fun chicken salad sushi roll ups at home. Simply press out a piece of soft white bread (or let the kids smash it with their hands) on a large Swiss chard leaf, then top the bread with chicken salad, cucumber sticks and carrot sticks. Roll the “sushi” and slice into 1-inch pieces. These little sushi rolls are adorable for snack time, a picnic or packed in a lunchbox.
Air-Popped Popcorn ● Peach Slices ● Mini Bell Peppers ● Turkey and Pickle “Sushi” (Lay turkey slice on a flat surface, add pickle lengthwise to one side and roll turkey around pickle. Slice into 1-inch rounds.) ● Note From Mom
In many Asian cultures, elephants are associated with strength and wisdom. Add a touch of positivity and prosperity to your coffee table sushi party by incorporating elephant accessories. In addition to what it symbolizes, the elephant will also serve as a conversation starter.
Painted cork hexagons highlights the color scheme and creates an abstract art installation that won't break the bank. Mix and match big and small patterns and textures on throw pillows for a designer look. Using a duvet cover allows you to easily and affordably change up your bed when the mood strikes.
Prosecco, a versatile Italian sparking wine that can match as easily with main courses like chicken and pork as with sushi, continues to rise in popularity. When bubbles are on the menu, prosecco is often a more affordable option for a festive occasion, as with this Martini & Rossi prosecco, which hails from the Veneto-Friuli area of northeast Italy.
Forget about store bought horseradish sauce. You can make your own from plants or root cuttings placed in well drained soil in the spring or fall. The cold-hardy perennial is one of the easiest to grow edible plants and when it is minced up with a little cider vinegar and beet juice, it adds a flavorful zing to mayonnaise, salsa, hummus or sushi (use it instead of wasabi paste).