So here I was, late for the press lunch and conference with THE Chef Nobu Matsuhisa in City of Dreams. I was able to catch the last 5 minutes of the Q and A but was lucky enough to have a photo taken with him.
Chef Nobu is NOT only a highly acclaimed and influential chef proprietor of Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants all over the globe, he is also a very gentle and kind man that loves nothing but to share a sake with friends and to laugh.
Nobu was born in Saitama, Japan, the son of a lumber merchant who died in a traffic accident when the future chef was just seven years old. He traces the beginnings of his profession ambition to the day his older brother took him to a sushi restaurant for the first time. Young Nobu found himself fascinated by everything about the environment. It was at this time he knew he was destined for a career in the kitchen.
Fast forward to 1978 when he went to Los Angeles on the advice of a friend. He took a job at a sushi bar, working and using his income to make good on his commitments. No less than nine years later, after earning his way back to solvency, Nobu opened his own restaurant Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills in 1987.
The Nobu Hotel at City of Dreams marks the entry of the internationally acclaimed Nobu Hospitality into Asia. Inspired by the world-renowned Japanese culinary genius Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and championed by Academy award-winning actor Robert de Niro and Hollywood producer Meir Teper, the 321-room trendsetting boutique Nobu
Hotel will deliver a thrilling, celebrity-inspired and fun-luxury experience.
Here's my one on one with Chef Nobu.
I am such a fan.
Thank you so much to City of Dreams, specially to Charisse Chuidian for this opportunity and to Chef Nobu for being so generous with your time.
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