Chef Masaharu Morimoto Hosting Yamazaki 55 Tasting at Disney Springs

by | Nov 19, 2021 | Disney Springs, WDW Blog, WDW Food, WDW News

Masaharu Morimoto, the legendary Iron Chef and restauranteur, is bringing the flavor to Disney Springs this December. From Dec. 3–5, the world-renowned chef will host three huge events at Morimoto Asia—including a once-in-a-lifetime Yamazaki 55 tasting event.

Chef Morimoto Hosts Ultra-Rare Yamazaki 55 Tasting Dec. 5

Morimoto Yamazaki 55 Tasting featured

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The highlight of Chef Morimoto’s visit to Morimoto Asia, the restaurant he opened at Disney Springs in 2015, is a tasting called Yamazaki 55 Momokase. Guests who attend the Dec. 5 event will enjoy a multi-course dining experience built around pairing with Yamazaki whisky.


Photo courtesy of Morimoto Asia

In addition to tasting Yamazaki’s 12-, 18-, and 25-year whiskys, you’ll have the opportunity to try a true white whale of the whisky world. Your admission gets you a taste of Yamazaki 55, a bottle limited to just 200 ever produced.

So when Morimoto Asia calls this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, they are not lying. And if you wanna go, you’ll need to have a pretty YOLO approach to spending because getting your chance ain’t cheap.


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Yamazaki 55 Momokase is limited to just 14 seats, making this a supremely exclusive event. And it’s priced like it, too, with a ticket price of $5,055 per person.

But if you consider yourself a true connoisseur of food and drink, it’s going to be well worth your while to get in on this. You’re not just getting the Yamazaki tasting and a custom menu from one of the world’s greatest culinary mindsyou also get an engraved Yamazaki 55 glass.

Yamazaki 55 Momokase takes place Dec. 4 at 7:30 PM. So you’ve got plenty of time to discuss the efficacy of dropping five stacks on dinner and a tasting with your partner. Good luck!

Yakiniku Night Already Sold Out, 12 Beers of Christmas Tickets Available


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If $5,055 is a bit too rich for your blood, you’ve got another option. Chef Masaharu Morimoto is also hosting this year’s 12 Beers of Christmas, which takes place Dec. 5 from 11 AM–1 PM and 2–4 PM.

The much more accessible $95 ticket price gets you 12 delicious holiday beers from Central Florida brewers. Chef Morimoto pairs those frosty glasses with samplings of 12 pan-Asian dishes to die for.

So what’s on the menu? How do okonomiyaki, takoyaki, sushi, and Peking duck sound? Delicious. It all sounds delicious.

Want to ritz it up a bit without needing to reconfigure the mortgage? You can upgrade to a private dining room or booth. The former will run you $600, and the latter goes for $400.

All tickets carry an additional 6.5% tax and an 18% gratuity charge.


Photo courtesy of Morimoto Asia

But if you’re looking to take part in this year’s Yakiniku Night, I’m afraid there’s bad news. It’s already sold out.

Those lucky enough to have nabbed a ticket will enjoy prime cuts of Japanese A5 and American Wagyu beef, Surf n’ Turf Ramen, and highballs made with premium spirits like Toki Whisky and Roku Gin.

Even if you can’t make these incredible events, you’ve got to visit Morimoto Asia if you’ve never been. Or if you have been and just haven’t been in a while. Seriously, the Morimoto Peking Duck or Sapporo Spicy Miso Ramen are worth it alone.

Have you been to Morimoto Asia? Hit up the WDW Magazine Facebook page and tell us what you ordered and how much you loved it.

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Written by Kyle Johnson

Written by Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.

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