Friday, February 14, 2020

Benihana Be the Chef

For Christmas, my kids pitched in an got me a certificate for the Benihana "Be the Chef" experience. 

Having dined at Benihana in Hawaii, Washington DC, LA, Las Vegas, Ontario California and at least two or three other towns, I knew what I was getting myself into. 

And in my normal obsessive fashion, I watched every Utube video I could find. 

I got a meat fork and the closest spatula to what they use at the restaurant to attempt to practice so I wouldn't make a complete fool of myself. 

Seemed like a good idea, and I do believe I did better at the actual cook because of it.

Practicing in the garage, getting a little height on the spinning spatula of death

Unfortunately, no practice is complete with out drawing at least a little blood. 

The exact moment when the knife-like edge of the spatula makes contact with the soft flesh of my fingers.

I did survive and was able to serve a wonderful dinner to the family.

Video from my Be the Chef Experience

I have to say, I had a really good time. Chef Masa was pretty tolerant of my lack of skills.

The family enjoyed it.

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