Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sushi Platter Available at Blenko (25 only)

You can be one of 25 people to own a limited edition Sushi Platter created by Don Lemley
and the Antique Glass Dept at Blenko Glass. { The photo at bottom of page is the Blenko Sushi Platter being used in my Columbus Apt. }
http://www.eatsushi.com/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b75cl4-qRE - 95k - (link from reader Chitra on sushi).
Last year Lemley was approached by a high end Sushi restaurant (NYC) and ask if he would make 3 dozen glass sushi platters for the restaurant. Don made them. He has an additional 25 that were not shipped to the NYC restaurant. These are available for $50 each from Blenko Glass. Phone Blenko Glass at 304 743 9081 and ask Don to hold one for you. Credit cards are also accepted at Blenko Glass http://www.blenkoglass.com/

These look most wonderful when they are left in the freezer for an hour or two before serving - I can attest they keep the sushi cold for 6 hours or longer!
In Charleston many of the Chinese restaurants have Sushi - Main Tin Chinese Restaurant Address. 242 7th Ave SW, South Charleston, WV 25303. Tel: (304) 744-2900. is one of my favorite places, the other is Ichiban (304) 720-7874103 Capitol St, Charleston, WV .
In Huntington I like Hibachi Japanese Steak House 839 4th AveHuntington, WV 25701 (304) 697-0920
Hibachi Masters 375 Huntington MallBarboursville, WV 25504 (304) 736-0992
I'm certain there are other excellent Sushi places in both towns.
For serving Sushi at home - the Blenko Glass Sushi Platter - keeps everything ice cold for hours.

Sushi Platter by Blenko Glass of Milton, West Virginia a great item for a wedding gift, graduation gift, Father's Day Gift or just to gift yourself.


Anonymous said...

Totally unusual and weird enough for my friends.
I did phone Blenko and no one knew what I was inquiring about.
Talk to them, then tell me who to speak with.

annu said...

Many people don't believe me when I say I like sushi even though I'm vegetarian – as though vegetarian sushi doesn't count This glass is much too beautiful for non vegan sushi!
Count me in for this one.
If its available when I return - I will own.

Anonymous said...

Hillary, I have been extremley busy trying to keep ahead of this economy, will send better photos shortly. I noticed that someone mentioned humor on coments do you still have the humorious item i sent. As far as sushi goes I have had Kalamari Alagator and allkinds of fish but they have never matched the Bass and trout that Virginia fried in her special batter. Thanks Larry T.

Hillary J Homburg said...

I will say I do not have a copy.
Thank you for commenting - 8 weeks ago something or someone completely wiped out my computer I lost most all photographs and 3/4ths of the documents for the www.blenkoproject.org.

Hillary J Homburg said...

what was Virginia's special batter?
My popaw soaked the fish in milk then used cornflour.

Phani said...

I love sushi and I am Vegetarian too. Do you B?

Anonymous said...

Don Limley
this is an awesome design.
L. M

Anonymous said...

Hillary the milk and cornmill is wright but she added an egg an a tablespoon of what looked like maple syrup. Did you louse any of harrys info?? I will try to jot down those humorous comments agin.

Anonymous said...

My story is a bit different: Don Lemley said those platters made for the nyc restaurant are not available (not sure about the info on the blog). But he said he'll be able to send pics of a couple of molds he has tomorrow morning (US time) from which he can cast one new and send it.
Hilary you should get new photos from Don and post those if blinko wants to sell the platters laugh!

glassbug said...

I also phoned Don L. wasn't in the gift shop girls knew nothing of sushi.
Do they allow sushi in Milton?

Anonymous said...

get a spell check Hillary
and use it!

Anonymous said...

These platters were sold in the gift shop for about $6.00 when they were MAYBE closing. I know ,I bought eight platters. Sue L.

Anonymous said...

SL with the 6 sushi platters
will you sell me one?
If yes please either write the info on here or let us ask Dr Hills if she will kindly connect us.
My girlfriend wants one of these and Blenko isn't cooperating.

Stephen Casto said...

Sushi is NOT served cold... It's supposed to be at room temperature.

Anonymous said...

Hey I want my fresh fish - just that fresh and COLD....I'll let it get room temp at the table.