Students Sharpen their Skills at SushiSKool

Master Sushi chefs teach youngsters all about the art of sushi

SushiSKool at Lake Las Vegas // (c) 2009

Chef "Fuji" Fujita teaches SushiSKool at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort.

Master Sushi Chef “Fuji” hopes you’re hungry this summer because SushiSKool is in session at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort and Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

During Summerfest, Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort’s Master Sushi Chef Osamu “Fuji” Fujita and Loews Miami Beach Hotel’s Tung Nguyen will be teaching precocious youngsters all about the art of sushi.

On Saturday afternoons, the one-hour class will coach the next generation of sushi lovers on the basics of ordering, using chopsticks, eating different types of sushi and sushi etiquette. SushiSkool will take place in Marssa Restaurant at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort and in Sushi SoBe at Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The class, which includes plenty of tasting, is $20 per child.

SushiSKool was created by Master Chef Fuji at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort in the summer of 2008. Based on the success, Chef Fuji and Sushi Chef Tung have developed a similar program for children and their families at Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

Kids will sample gari (pickled ginger), wasabi (Japanese horseradish), shoyu (soy sauce) and sip ocha (green tea) while mastering the finer points of chopstick strategy. At Loews Lake Las Vegas, they will also take home a “Sushi Savvy” gift bag filled with a SushiSKool T-shirt, Chef Fuji’s Guide to Sushi, chopsticks, and a discount card for mom and dad to enjoy dinner.

If parents want to join in on the fun, there is a seat to watch the class. Parental admission includes wine, an assortment of maki rolls and discounts for an adults-only class ($25 per adult with a child participating in the class). Sushi & Sake School, for adults 21 and over, will offer parents the opportunity to taste a variety of sake as well as how to create a top-notch sushi roll.

SushiSKool is available beyond summer at both Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort and Loews Miami Beach Hotel and is subject to availability.

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