JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (David Gelb)

Mouthwatering  – Variety

 

We held an exclusive screening of one of the most talked-about documentaries of the year at AGORA Collective, Neukölln. A thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection. The story is of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.

Our venue was a new pop-up cocktail bar, Hecate, named after the tricephalic Greek goddess of crossroads, lunar lore and practically everything else. Bartenders Travis and Eliza offered our guests tea infusions, wildflower syrups, and other curious potables.

A thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection. The story is of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station.
  • Date : June 8, 2012