ATLANTA – For the primary time since Nobu Resort and Restaurant opened its doorways in Buckhead final November, the person whose title is on the constructing stopped by for a go to.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa visited Atlanta final week to host a particular tasting occasion on the resort’s rooftop pool. However just a few hours earlier than the occasion, the world-famous chef sat down solely with Good Day Atlanta within the resort’s luxurious villa.
Our first query: what’s the key to his phenomenal success?
“I’m a chef,” he says. “I’m at all times on the lookout for the perfect product, then cooking quite simple.”
Matsuhisa opened the primary Nobu restaurant in New York in 1994, and the primary resort adopted in Las Vegas in 2013. Chef Nobu, as he’s identified all over the world, says the selection so as to add Atlanta to the rising record of cities with Nobu accommodations and eating places was a straightforward one; in any case, one among his enterprise companions is Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro.
“This metropolis’s received a movie trade,” he says. “So, our clients are numerous leisure individuals.”
Nobu is a part of the rebirth of Buckhead’s Phipps Plaza; the resort stands 9 tales tall with greater than 150 rooms and suites, and the restaurant downstairs seats greater than 270 visitors. As for that well-known Nobu menu, even its creator can’t select only one favourite.
“I like the sushi, after all. I like sashimi, after all. I like Japanese beef, additionally, and typically greens.”
With 54 present eating places and 17 accommodations, it’s protected to say Chef Nobu will log numerous miles this 12 months. However there’s something particular right here in Georgia — except for his restaurant and resort — which may lure him again to the Peach State sooner relatively than later.
“I like to play golf. I’ve by no means performed Augusta,” he laughs. “Sooner or later, my dream, I’d wish to play Augusta.”