Testimonials

“Eating sushi with Trevor Corson was unquestionably one of the finest dining experiences of my life.”

—Scott Stern
Arlington, Virginia

“Having been an avid lover of Japanese cuisine for at least the last 25 years, I supposed that, perhaps if I wasn’t an expert, I was certainly a gifted and enthusiastic amateur when it came to knowing my way around the sushi bar. And how completely wrong I was. Within a matter of minutes, I realized that I knew next to nothing about the background, the origins of the myriad traditions behind Japanese cuisine. I was fascinated to begin to understand the reason behind combining certain ingredients, and the methodology of preparing them. Trevor Corson guided us through an extravaganza of taste experiences. It was a truly great, and humbling evening.”

—John Glaister
Estreich & Company

“I was skeptical. What could this guy teach me that I didn’t already know from decades of eating in sushi bars? But Trevor Corson passed the test! I knew a lot about sushi, but now I understand the whys. And I’d never had sushi that good.”

—Jack Shaifer
Bronx, New York

“Trevor Corson was a charming guide through a fabulous dinner, ensuring that we got the most extraordinary and unusual ingredients from the chef and providing entertaining commentary along the way. I was already an experienced sushi eater, but Trevor’s expertise taught me a great deal about the cuisine that I hadn’t known, adding immensely to the meal and to all the sushi I’ve eaten since.”

—Andy Sabin
President, Sabin Metal Corporation

“I have to admit that even Japanese diners could learn a lot from Trevor Corson’s sushi dinners. Mr. Corson is restoring awareness of a disappearing tradition at the heart of Japanese culture.”

—Harumi Nakajima
Executive Adviser, Citizen Arts Center, Toyama, Japan

“Although we’ve eaten some great sushi in Tokyo and California, and even visited the Tsukiji Fish Market, our evening with Trevor was an excellent treat. He’s a great host, and learning by eating is a great way to learn! Our sushi meals will be much more fun the next time we’re in Japan.”

—Derek Clegg and Leslie Wallace

“I arranged for a dinner with Trevor Corson as a present for my husband and several close friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The next day Trevor’s ears must have been burning, because my husband raved about it to everyone, and I felt like a genius in the gift-giving department.”

—Holly Gordon
The Documentary Group

“I took a group of my friends to a sushi dinner with Trevor Corson and the meal was simply the best food I’ve ever eaten—so lovely and complex and delicious—and the evening was enjoyable and educational. I now feel very confident about eating at a sushi bar.”

—Michele Perez
VivaDM

“Trevor Corson’s mastery of sushi is extraordinary. He is an engaging, lively, and funny storyteller who brings the history and flavors of sushi to life. Trevor’s years of research and writing about sushi make him the perfect ambassador into the secretive Japanese arts of cuisine and culture. Our guests loved him; we can’t wait to do it again.”

—John Shakow
King & Spaulding, LLP

“Trevor Corson is both highly entertaining and knowledgeable about sushi. His obvious passion for sushi and the Japanese cooking culture is rivaled only by his desire to have everyone walk away excited about experimenting with a new type of sushi or braving a new fish dish. Trevor has a great delivery, perfect timing, and makes it simple.”

—Emily Della Maggiora
Board of Directors, Step Up Women’s Network

“As we cautiously eyed at each other in the entrance to the sushi restaurant we wondered, ‘Are you here to eat sushi with Trevor Corson, too?’ As we introduced ourselves in the private tatami room, we learned that we ranged from those who felt helpless when ordering sushi to serious aficionados. Two hours later we had eaten our way through a thoughtfully chosen progression of succulent morsels, we had practiced good sushi etiquette, and had learned a tremendous amount. The laughter was completely unexpected—Trevor has a way of telling stories and encouraging others that led to a hilarious and memorable evening. When we left we felt like good friends who were now prepared to face a sushi menu with confidence. But it wouldn’t be the same without Trevor.”

—Peggy Hogan
Co-leader, Slow Food

“There are a lot of fish in the sea, but Trevor Corson is my favorite fillet. He was so savvy and full of serious oceanic wit that I ravenously ate everything he put before me, and the sophistication he brought to the dining experience lingers wonderfully on the palette. I would recommend, without reservation, the one and only sushi concierge—it changed my life about what I put in my mouth. The only problem is that you might want to bring a notebook. The restaurant doesn’t like it when you take notes on a napkin.”

—Anne Sloan Rankin Keck
Contributor, City Secrets Guidebook, New York City

“Spending the evening devouring some of the most interesting and delicious food I’ve eaten, I must say having Trevor as my sushi concierge was the best birthday present I received this year. Trevor’s knowledge and unpretentious personality make him a natural. A truly wonderful experience that I’ll carry with me for many years to come.”

—Michael Kelley
The Washington Times

“I had an amazing culinary experience with Trevor Corson. I felt I was transported to Tokyo. How am I going to go back to eating normal sushi?”

—Henry L. Thaggert III
Northrop Grumman Corporation

“Trevor Corson’s sushi dinner for my colleagues and me was truly memorable, and made me realize that to find real balance in life, I really need to have a good wife, friend, priest—and sushi chef!”

—Francesco Aiello
RBC Dominion Securities