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ToT’s Lunch Meet-Up @ Aki Sushi

Posing for a group photo outside Aki Sushi. (Photo by Tom Plant)

Taste of Temecula’s bi-weekly Lunch Meet-Up kicked off the new year with a scrumptious and fun time at Aki Sushi in Murrieta this past Wednesday. We had a blast!

Spicy Tuna Roll. (Photo by Tom Plant)

Both ToT lunch veterans and newcomers alike – totaling almost 50 in number – packed Aki for a private party of sorts…so many attended, in fact, that the owner decided to close it down just for Taste of Temecula! For just $10, we were treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet of California Rolls, Veggie Tempura, Broccoli Beef, Fried Rice, Teriyaki Chicken, and salad. Now that’s value.

Besides the delicious food, the day’s event was also about catching up with friends and colleagues after the busy and stressful holidays, as well as meeting new friends for the new year. With all of our lives so hectic throughout Christmas and into New Year’s, it was a pleasure to sit back, relax, and get back to what we all love to do – take some time to have fun!

Rainbow Roll - gotta love the presentation! (Photo by Tom Plant)

Aki Sushi, whose owner Charles McKee was the amazing chef for ToT’s Inaugural Evening at the Estate, is not only known for being one of the few Japanese/Sushi restaurants in Murrieta, but also for having skilled chefs who think outside the traditional sushi “box.” For example, expect to see green sushi and Corned Beef & Cabbage rolls when St. Patty’s Day rolls around in March. How fun!  And while they do offer more traditional sushi fare (Spicy Tuna Roll, Rainbow Roll, etc.), their attention to presentation detail also sets them apart from many area sushi restaurants. Aki Sushi is where the visual arts meet culinary delights.

Aki Sushi's owner and chef Charles McKee. (Photo by Tom Plant)

They also offer a selection of Spanish tapas as well as vegetarian/low calorie dishes for those of you still sticking to your New Year’s resolution of eating healthier and losing weight. You can definitely stick to your “healthy plan” by visiting Aki Sushi – no problem.

Sound like a fantastic time? It was – believe me. The great thing is that even if you weren’t able to join us for this particular lunch, you can still do two things. One, head over to Aki and sample their savory offerings. Easy – done. Do it this week. And two, make your plans now for ToT’s next Lunch Meet-Up at Francesca’s in Temecula on Wednesday, January 26th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Get in with the cool – and fun – crowd in 2011. We’re a welcoming bunch. 🙂

Aki Sushi is located at 24530 Village Walk Pl., Murrieta, Ca 92562.  951-600-4499.  They’re in the Village Walk Plaza right next to Village Java.

P.S. We’re launching the Daily Pairing in early February. Click here to sign up and get the inside scoop on how to save 50-90% off everything you love to do in the Temecula Valley.

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