• “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy sushi, which is kind of the same thing.” Anon

    18 June is International Sushi Day and some of Montecasino’s favourite restaurants are celebrating by the platterful.

    Sushi has become a much-loved global cuisine for its delicious taste combinations, for its healthiness, and for the endless variety it offers. It originated hundreds of years ago when Southeast Asians first developed the concept by wrapping fish in fermenting rice to preserve it. The dish spread to southern China and then Japan in about the 8th century and evolved into the myriad delectable treats relished today. International Sushi Day has been celebrated since 2009 to encourage the eating and enjoying of more sushi around the world.

    Montecasino’s celebration of sushi this year includes specials from six of its precinct restaurants. Ocean Basket is offering free sushi fingers for tasting and a 28-piece sharing Mikoto Platter comprising most of the restaurant’s sushi options – for R385. The YuMe Sushi Bar has a fantastic buy-one-get-one-free deal on for the day; 3SIXTY Liquid Lounge has created special sushi platters to mark the event;; and Montecasino’s Latin American fusion restaurant concept, Lima Tapas Bar, is offering 50% off sushi. The fabulous Fireroom has extended the celebration all the way from 18 to 21 June with an ‘all you can eat’ at lunchtime offer from the traditional sushi menu for only R180.

    People in the know agree that happiness is a sushi date – so make yours memorable at Montecasino on 18 June.

    For more information, visit montecasino.co.za.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com