“Everyone knows that special feeling we get seeing the big blue highway sign as we cross the Texas border into swamp country — ‘Bienvenue en Louisiane. That welcoming embrace is unique to where I spent a large part of my childhood, and that’s the experience I want my customers to have. I dedicated three decades of my career to Tokyo-style sushi, and I’ve seen how sophisticated diners feel intimidated by Japanese cuisine. Refined and delicious foods shouldn’t include gatekeeping,” chef Michelle Carpenter tells us.Continue reading
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by Steven Doyle
Nestled in the heart of the Bishop Arts District Zen Sushi celebrated 11-years of yellowtail nigiri and Sakura rolls this past weekend. Chef-owner Michelle Carpenter, whose mother is Japanese, has over thirty years experience of slicing fish with great expertise and it shows in her beautiful and bountiful plates.
Experience the Zen roll wrapped in thinly sliced cucumber filled with tuna and given the lovely roe crown that gives each bite that distinctive crunch. Continue reading