Get Your Roll on: Sushi for a Good Cause

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Seattle’s Finest Sushi Artisans Collaborate for Japan.

All sushi lovers should mark their calendars for May 5. That evening, a crew of Seattle’s sushi experts will converge on Pier 66 for an evening of culinary mastery. The Sushi Chef Dream Team will provide guests with wine and sake, live jazz and quite possibly the finest sashimi and hand rolls you’ve ever tasted.

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This all-star brigade is comprised of seven local legends: Taichi Kitamura (Sushi Kappo Tamura), Hiro Kirita (Chiso), Shiro Kashiba (Shiro’s Sushi Restaurant), Ryuichi Nakano (Kisaku), Hideaki Taneda (I Love Sushi), Billy Beach (Japonesa) and Yoshiaki Nishizawa (Shūn).

In addition to the Dream Team, several other local favorites are scheduled to make an appearance. Kevin Davis of Blueacre Seafood, Daisley Gordon of Campagne, Tamara Murphy of Elliot Bay Café and Seth Caswell of Emmer & Rye will contribute some of their signature dishes. Saving some room for dessert is also highly advised; Hiroki Inoue, Setsuko Pastry and Fumie’s Gold will provide the sweet creations.

Best of all, the Sushi Chef Dream Team event is for a good cause. Proceeds from the night will benefit Peace Winds America and Peace Winds Japan. Both of these disaster preparedness organizations are currently delivering humanitarian assistance to Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims.

So fine-tune your chopstick skills, build up your wasabi tolerance and be sure to stop by Pier 66 for some true sushi craftsmanship. General admission tickets for 6:30 p.m. are $175, but for $200 guests can arrive early and pose in a photo with the Dream Team. Guests must be 21 or older; visit the event site for more information.