Sushi demonstration available at Shaw's Crab House

Found this press release in my inbox and wanted to share. This sounds like a lovely event that I'm sure would be a blast to participate in with a couple girlfriends or as a couples outing. I took part in a sushi demonstration last winter at another Chicago restaurant and it was loads of fun, I learned a lot and I got to sample all the delicious dishes we learned to make. I think this would also be a great gift for any foodies in your life! Reservations are required and are limited, so mark your calendar and channel your inner sushi chef. :)


(Chicago, IL)—Shaw’s Sushi Chef Naoki Nakashima, an authority on Japanese cuisine and etiquette, will lead an interactive Japanese sushi demonstration at Shaw’s Chicago on the fourth Saturday of each month—August 24th, September 28th and October 26th.  All of the classes begin at 12:00 noon. The price is $45 per person or $120 for all three classes and includes lunch, libations and a take-away gift. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Shaw’s Chicago at 312.527.2722. For more information, visit

At Shaw’s Chicago Sushi School, students will learn from expert Sushi Chef Naoki Nakashima how to master skills of the Japanese kitchen in a fun and interactive way. Each class will feature hands-on learning and teach students how to make and roll maki. The schedule for the Sushi School classes is as follows:

August 24, 2013 – Sushi Basics: How to make sushi rice, maki and nigiri
September 28, 2013 – Sushi on the Pacific Rim: tuna and guacamole, Acapulco Roll and tacos—Japan meets Mexico!
October 26, 2013 – Tokyo Sushi Party: delicious sushi appetizers, perfect for any party

Shaw’s Crab House, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, features a 1940s-style take on the seafood dining experience, with retro leather banquettes, polished wood floors and Art Deco touches. The Oyster Bar provides a more casual setting for diners and serves up live music five nights a week at the Chicago location and Friday and Saturday nights at the Schaumburg location. Shaw’s—The King of Crab! For more info, call 312.527.2722 (Chicago) or 847.517.2722 (Schaumburg), visit the website at, tweet with The Shaw’s Mermaid at or keep up on Facebook at and