Dean & DeLuca Launches Sushi American Style

ICHITA, Kan., January 20, 2010 Today, CEO of Dean & DeLuca, Mark Daley, announced the launch of a new, unique food, Sushi American Style: raw-fish-free sushi created by Chef Tracy Griffith.

Chef Griffith puts an innovative spin on traditional sushi. She combines time-honored Japanese technique with classic American flavors. She fills her rolls with premium Dean & DeLuca ingredients, including Berkshire bacon; savory roasted chicken; juicy steak; and sauted vegetables. And, she uses Origami Foods all natural vegetable-based wraps to substitute seaweed.

It is part of our mission at Dean & DeLuca to discover the newest, most interesting, and highest quality foods from coast-to-coast and all over the world and introduce them on our store shelves, said Daley. Chef Griffiths progressive sushi is a prime example of the sort of product we seek out.

Chef Griffith’s sushi rolls are now available in Dean & DeLuca’s Charlotte, NC; Leawood, KS; and St. Helena, CA locations, as well as in Dean & DeLuca NYC cafes. Each to-go box contains one 8-piece sushi roll, and the boxes range in price from $6.95 to $9.95. The available types of rolls include: the Lobster Love Roll, which is filled with Maine lobster meat tossed with lime, scallions, celery, fresh corn, and served with Citrus Soy Sauce; the Cowboy Roll, which is filled with Brandt Beef skirt steak, triple-cream bleu cheese, red onion, baby spinach, and served with Jalapeno Soy Sauce; the Green Goddess Roll, which is bursting with fresh baby greens, cucumber, avocado, grilled asparagus, fresh herbs, and dusted with wasabi-sesame seed seasoning; the BLT roll, which is filled with crisp Berkshire bacon, juicy red tomatoes, cheddar cheese, avocado, lettuce, and served with Wasabi Mayo; and the Chicken Run Roll, which is filled with roasted chicken and fresh basil, mint, lettuce, red bell pepper, chili-garlic peanut crunch, and served with Sweet Chili Sauce.

Source: Dean And DeLuca