There’s nothing like Nobu – Orange County Register


Salmon wrapped pears drizzled with truffle oil.



Some restaurants have a following. It’s the chef. It’s the food. It’s the ambience. But when all those elements align, a restaurant transcends having a mere following and inspires cult-like loyalty.

Nobu is one of those places. Chef Frank Gorriceta spent 14 years cooking under the guidance of famed chef/restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa. During his tenure with the great chef, Gorriceta learned a lot. But Nobu’s best teaching might have been as simple as advice to hit the road: “I ask chef, ‘How did you think of this?’ And he says, ‘I just travel. If you have a chance, go, travel,’ ” says Gorriceta.

When we visited Gorriceta at Nobu’s stunning two-story waterfront space at Lido Marina Village, which debuted in April, the chef spoke about opening Nobu concepts in Manila, Las Vegas and noted the company’s newest spot in…



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