From Sacramento with Love: Reaching Out to Japanese Relatives

Michi roll - inspiration for Mikuni's Rescue RollWhile Sacramento did not sustain any physical damage from the recent tsunami, our residents are far from untouched by current events in Japan. 

SCVB friends Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar has many employees with friends & family who live in affected areas. Imminent danger has subsided somewhat, but the aftermath and grieving remain very real concerns.

All eight Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar locations throughout California and Park Meadows/Denver, Colorado offer a “Rescue Roll” with 100% of the sales going to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. The Rescue Roll sells for $12 at all Sacramento locations and $16 in Truckee, Calif. It is made with Panko shrimp, crab salad and cream cheese inside with slices of avocado and seared tuna outside. The roll is topped with Mikuni sauce and seared with a torch. The roll will be available through March 2011.

The restaurants also offer chef Taro Arai’s autobiography, Abundance: Finding the American Dream in a Japanese Kitchen, with 100% of sales going to the relief effort.