Happy Lazy Sunday! Can we all take today to appreciate a master at work?
Hidden away neatly beneath the busy streets of Tokyo is a tiny ten-seat sushi bar called Sukiyabashi Jiro, home to 85-year-old sushi chef Jiro Ono and his hardworking crew. There is no menu to speak of – there is a drink list, and there is a ¥30,000 (roughly $380 USD) omakase. Jiro will make you a series of edo-mae sushi plates according to his whim, and you will like them. That’s not an order: it’s a simple fact. When it comes to sushi, Sukiyabashi Jiro is the be-all end-all. Jiro has devoted his life to his craft, and the results are clear. The first sushi bar to rack up three Michelin Stars, it is considered by many to be the best sushi joint in the world.
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It’s an intriguing story, and one that deserves to be told. Thrillingly, 27-year-old filmmaker David Gelb has taken it upon himself to tell the story in a documentary called Jiro Dreams of Sushi. The documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will see nationwide distribution on March 9, 2012 (and we cannot wait). A new two-minute trailer for the movie just dropped, and it’s a thing of beauty. Compelling narrative aside, every glistening piece of perfectly plated nigiri induces instant hunger pangs. But just don’t take our word for it: check it out for yourself. Then have a good weekend and see if you don’t end up dreaming of sushi yourself.