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Here’s Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel Dining With Iron Chef Morimoto (Photo)

Awesome. One question: where’s the esteemed Chairman? I’m sure he is just off camera and is in the process of doing back flips before landing in his seat and proceeds to say, “So now America, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say unto you in the words of my uncle: ‘Allez cuisine!'”

The back story from (via The700Level):

Charlie Manuel and Morimoto dined together yesterday at Morimoto on Chestnut Street. The occasion came about stemming from an auction prize from Morimoto’s fundraiser for Japan back in June of this year. The auction winner won lunch with Charlie Manuel and Morimoto. The meal was prepared by the Iron Chef himself in the restaurant’s open kitchen, with guests looking on. No word on how adventurous an eater Charlie is.

Seriously, that must have been quite a thrill for the fans. If I had to pick, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is definitely my favorite of all the Iron Chefs. Better than that Cat Cora. Really, what’s up with her?

Yeah, that’s pretty much all I got on this one. But here, check this out: while perusing Iron Chef America Chairman Mark Dacascos’ Wikipedia page (always reliable), I discovered that he isn’t really Takeshi Kaga’s nephew. I bet he’s not even an accredited chairman, either. Alton Brown: how can you allow these lies to persist?