Chef Matt Kemp has worked and trained with Japanese Chefs across the country, and has played an integral role in opening sushi restaurants in Pittsburgh. Having previously worked at Morimoto in Philly and run the Sushi Department for a major private event company in Philly, Matt has started his own company called Shoon Sushi. Matt now brings his vision of intimate, Omakase-style events to the counter at B_oku.
The Sushi program Matt offers at B_oku is Omakase style, which essentially means it's the chef's call. The event will start with a plated course (soup or amuse bouche). Matt will then serve each guest 10-13 Nigiri, based on what is seasonal, followed by an intricate hand roll. The event will conclude with either a small dessert or treat to take home.
Guests will be dining at the 10-seat Chef's Counter. The art exhibit will be on display during the event. Gratuity is not included.
Enzhao Liu is a painter working in Philadelphia as a member of Philadelphia / Tri State Artists Equity. Liu graduated from China’s top art school Central Academy of Fine Art with master degree in 2015. Since then Liu has exhibited in major art fairs which for the best galleries in both Asia and United States, among which are Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Beijing, Art Taipei, Seattle Art Fair and LA Art Show. Liu just had his solo show Revival of life at the Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon, PA. Liu’s work has also been shown in many major art museums in China, such as National Gallery of Art, CAFA Art Museum and Zhu Zhong Museum of Art. Liu’s paintings are in the collections of CAFA Art Museum and Ningbo Museum of Art. In the past year Liu won the PAFA Venture Funds and The Second Prize in the Philadelphia Tri State Artists Equity Fall Juried Exhibition. Let’s expect his upcoming shows and projects with Inliquid Gallery and Avery galleries. And his project at the Philadelphia international Airport in the spring of 2019.