New Asheville sushi restaurant, Miyako House, sets opening date

ASHEVILLE – A downtown Asheville building that’s been home to Fiore’s Italian and Korean House restaurants will reopen this week with a new tenant, an Asian steakhouse and sushi restaurant.

Miyako House will open for lunch and dinner Feb. 20 at 122 College St., serving a vast menu of pan-Asian food including hibachi filet mignon, Thai curries, Chinese dishes, teriyaki plates and noodles.

There are four partners in the business, including husband-and-wife managing partners Raymond Li and Jessica Gao.

Gao said her husband has worked as sushi chef for more than 15 years and has a depth of experience in ordering quality seafood and creating specialty rolls. Locally, he’s worked at both Wasabi and Ichiban, she said. 

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The rather substantial list of specialty rolls will include a surf and turf roll with spicy

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IIHM Connects 50 Countries, 24 Time Zones in Opening Ceremony of World’s Biggest International Young Chef Olympiad

The YCO 2021 virtual webcast is completely being controlled from the IIHM Kolkata Global Campus in Salt Lake. This technically advanced and equipped campus has been made into the headquarter of the culinary heats this year with the entire technical team geared up and ready to support this massive event through a complex system of web connectivity through seven days. The Opening Ceremony kicked off from the YCO Global Studio at the Global Campus from where the YCO participants, mentors, judges, students and all well-wishers in 50 countries, across 24 time zones and six continents connected on the same platform at the same time.

The Opening Ceremony commenced with the introduction of the countries participating with their young chef and mentor representatives. In view of the pandemic situation across the world, the participation is much less as most countries that are still under the influence of the Covid-19 virus and

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See Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon’s New Restaurant Chifa

Opening a restaurant during a pandemic is a daunting task, but Opening Ceremony’s co-founder Humberto Leon is up for the challenge. Along with his mom, Wendy (more affectionately known as popo, which is Cantonese for grandma); sister Ricardina; and brother-in-law John Liu, Leon soft-opened Chifa, a Chinese-Peruvian spot in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, at the end of November.

Named after the Peruvians term for Chinese restaurants, Chifa represents the family’s unique mix of cultures. Popo Wendy immigrated from China to Peru, where she owned a restaurant in Lima before moving again to Los Angeles. The menu includes Peruvian chicken and fries, traditional zhongzi (aka sticky rice dumplings), and a nod to Liu’s Taiwanese heritage in the form of a three-day beef noodle soup.

Chifa opened the week that the city of Los Angeles shut down outdoor dining due to a growing second wave of COVID infections. That timing

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Los Chinos Opening at Brickell City Centre

On the dining and entertainment front, two local heavyweights are set to collaborate for the first time.

Los Chinos, a Latin-Chinese dining and entertainment concept, has announced that it will open at Brickell City Centre in late 2020.

The spot marks the first collaboration between Breakwater Hospitality Group — which operates the Wharf Miami, the Wharf Fort Lauderdale, and Rivertail — and Grove Bay Hospitality Group, the name behind restaurants like Stubborn Seed and Red Rooster.

“Francesco Balli, Ignacio Garcia-Menocalco, Alex Mantecon, and I have been friends for years, and we have always been extremely supportive of each other’s businesses,” says Breakwater cofounder Emi Guerra. “While we both work in hospitality, our brands differ, and Los Chinos is the perfect combination of both.”

Los Chinos promises to be a multifunctional complex with Chinese and Latin American culinary creations and culture at its core. The complex

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