Month-long Sakura Festival begins tonight at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs

Mar 08, 2019 in "Morimoto Asia"

Sakura Festival at Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs
Posted: Friday March 8, 2019 1:03pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Starting tonight, Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs will be hosting their second annual Sakura Festival for guests to experience a month-long celebration steeped in Japanese tradition and dedicated to the beauty of the cherry blossom.

From March 8th to the 31st 2019, the restaurant will be decorated with vibrant décor, showcasing the pink blooms of the Sakura. Similar to the festivals in Japan, guests can attend a series of ticketed events and enjoy menu specials inspired by the cherry blossom.

Crooked Can Happy Hour

The first event is the Crooked Can Happy Hour, Friday, March 8 from 5-7 p.m.
Kick off the festival with Crooked Can Brewing Company’s brewmasters to taste the Sakura Kolsch, available only at Morimoto Asia paired with a gourmet selection of Pan-Asian light bites upstairs in the Forbidden Lounge. Crooked Can offerings will be available for $5. No tickets necessary.

Rosé All Day

Then on Sunday March 10, 11:30am to 3:30pm the afternoon tasting event will highlight the famed pink drink with multiple stations of Rosé including 11 wineries, two sakes, and a thoughtful selection of food pairings meant to enhance the flavors of each wine. Each guest will also receive a complimentary souvenir stemless tasting glass before departure.

Tickets are $55 each and can be purchased online.

Pairings include:
Erath Pinot Noir Rosé – Paired with scallops bathed in a butter black bean sauce
M Chapoutier Bellarouche Rosé – Paired with Peking duck
Domaine De Cala Rosé – Paired with octopus light yuzu koshu
Smoke Tree Rosé – Paired with a beef yakiniku lettuce wrap with quick kimchi mayo
Vinho Verde Rosé - Paired with chicken yakitori
Banfi Rosé – Paired with raw bar menu items
Hana Hou Hou Rosé Sake - Paired with pork belly
Shayna – Fleurs Da Prairie – French Rosé - Paired with miso glazed salmon belly
Strawberry Nigori Sake - Paired with banana lumpia dessert
Dewatsuru Rosé Sake - Paired with tonkatsu-style pork
Meriden Rosé – Paired with assorted Dim Sum

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DavidS1234Mar 08, 2019

Sounds cool. What would also be cool is if there were a bunch of sakura trees planted in the EPCOT Japan pavilion area. They could put twinkling lights up in the trees for evening time to make it even more magical. :)