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March 10, 2011

Roy Yamaguchi is in town tonight

roysSorry for the late notice. I was sitting on this information. I sat too long.

Roy's Restaurant founder Roy Yamaguchi is in town tonight. He'll be teaming up with local chefs to produced a five course, fixed-price ($75) dinner at Roy's. His teammates include Nino Germano from La Scala Ristorante; Rey Eugenio, formally formerly of Roy’s Baltimore; John Taylor from the Oceanaire Seafood Room; Nikki Debrouse from the Marriott Waterfront Hotel; and Opie Crooks, the current, and I think very talented executive chef at Roy's Baltimore

Reservations are available starting at 5 p.m., and can be made by calling Roy’s Baltimore at

I spoke with Roy Yamaguchi a few weeks ago. He's committed to giving his executive chefs room to create and grow.

He doesn't get to Baltimore often, and I don't remember Roy's ever staging an event like this in Baltimore.

Here's tonight's menu:

~First Course~
Grilled Octopus Salad
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Lemon, Parsley & Fresh Arugula
Chef Nino Germano, La Scala Ristorante

~Second Course~
Curried Wagyu Empanada
Organic Mache & Frisee, Heirloom Tomato & Shiso VinaigreAe
Chef Rey Eugenio, Formally of Roy’s Baltimore

~Third Course~
Peppercorn Crusted Ahi Tuna
Sundried Tomato Relish, Arugula, Feta Cheese, Greek Olive Oil
Chef John Taylor, The Oceanaire Seafood Room

~Fourth Course~
Colorado Rack of Lamb
Olive Pain Perdu, Eggplant Puree, Red Wine Lamb Reduction
Chef Roy Yamaguchi, Founder of Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cusine

Neapolitan Tranche
Candied Strawberries, Pistachio Tuile
Pastry Chef Nikki Debrouse, Marriott Waterfront Hotel
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Posted by Richard Gorelick at 2:00 PM | | Comments (2)


Formally of Roy’s Baltimore ... Is he going to cook in a tux?

busted! I copied the names from the press release -- we all know how I am with spelling!

We attended the dinner... it was wonderful. Roy's Rack of Lamb was extraordinary! He greeted guests and posed for photos in dining room. We always look forward to his visits to Baltimore. Roy's was filled..even with flood warnings! Lovely eve.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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