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Master chef Nobu Matsuhisa; Richie Notar, Managing Partner of Nobu with Sophie Gayot

Master chef Nobu Matsuhisa; Richie Notar, Managing Partner of Nobu with Sophie Gayot

By Sophie Gayot

Looks like there have been a few restaurant anniversaries around town lately (Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener, Michael’s, BLT Steak). Last night it was Nobu Los Angeles‘s first year celebration.


Master chef Nobu Matsuhisa himself was there cooking a special dinner, paired with saké from the Hokusetsu brewery. Sitting down in the restaurant, I could not help thinking of the days of L’Orangerie. Nobu’s smile and precise cuisine brought me back to today’s reality of this prestigious address on La Cienega. Out of the beautiful eight-course meal, the Wagyu beef was the winner. It had been roasted in the oven, and seasoned with a truffle teriyaki sauce.


Happy Birthday Nobu!

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  1. I agree that the Wagyu beef was the ‘winner of the night!’ I’m not a meat eater but I truly enjoyed the beef with the truffle teriyaki sauce… mmm, it was delicious!!!

    Truly a remarkable achievement in LA to have a restaurant celebrate their one year mark. Congratulations Nobu Los Angeles!!!

    Thanks for your blogs. I truly enjoy reading them! I look forward to more…

    Comment by Lily — May 15, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

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