Momiji Magic Show

First off, greetings from beautiful Chicago, where I’ve landed for a few days to attend a conference on neuro-rehabilitation. (exciting huh?!)


1) me enjoying the locals (with a beer discreetly out of the shot) at Gladstone

On Saturday, after paying a quick stop into the bohemian quarter that is the Gladstone Hotel on Queen West West, we ventured farther west all the way to Royal York subway station for a dinner party at Momiji, a sushi house and grill.

I must give a big thank you to my staffer, Yohan K, who gifted me this wonderful evening as a thank you for believing in him and his skills back in March when I hired him to work on our team. My faith has not been misplaced!

Momiji, japanese for ‘maple leaf’, serves sushi in the kaiten style where an ever-so-cute conveyor belt whisks wonderful plates of sushi, sashimi and rolls right past you. It is immensely fun (helped, I will grant you, by Sea Breeze cocktails and an excellent bottle of organic Chardonnay from Bonterra in California!). Also on tap on Saturday were a live jazz band and magician Ray X. How he managed to change G’s five dollar bill into a fifty dollar bill in front of us still amazes me!

2 & 3) the kaiten conveyor starts to bring out the food

4) sushi delight with tempura; 5) the band and Ray X perform

6) sashimi; 7) Ray X makes short work of long ropes

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6 Responses to Momiji Magic Show

  1. christao408 says:

    Wow, what a combination.  Sushi on a conveyer, jazz and a magician.  I’ve seen all three, but never in the same place at the same time.  Have a good trip.

  2. vsan79 says:

    Enjoy Chicago :)

  3. Fatcat723 says:

    Have fun in Chicago. I always found it a fun town. The sashimi and sushi look great.

  4. ElusiveWords says:

    That sounds like an interesting restaurant. I should give it a try sometime. In the meantime, hope you’re enjoying Chicago.

  5. kunhuo42 says:

    mm… i haven’t had sashimi or sushi in a while. it looks good!oh, you made me think of something… are you attending the society for neuroscience conference in dc in november? i’ll be there for that one.

  6. that sashimi looks so pretty! i wouldn’t be able to eat it…well, i’d eat it after i took a photo like you did haha.

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