***** (5 stars)
Ten-seat Michelin one-star omakase bar with top-notch service and a friendly atmosphere. The cold dishes are the highlight, with extremely high-quality nigiri.
The menu changes daily, depending on what locally sourced items are available. For example, on our visit dessert included a strawberry that had been foraged that morning and was simply sliced in half. Sounds simple, but it was sensational.
The standouts for me were the caviar course and the buri sashimi.
Two palate cleansers served during the meal were also noteworthy.
The fish from the nigiri is sourced from around the world, mainly from Japan, but most other ingredients were local.
We were not particularly excited by any of the hot dishes, but these change often. Chef said they had served over 400 different dishes in the less than two years they have been open!
I recommend the “Past, Present, and Future” wine pairing, the more expensive of the two offered, which was extremely well curated.
BRÜLEE (oyster] | TART [dungeness crab]
BANH KHOT [salmon] | SASHIMI [buri]
anchovy | parmesan | hydro-crunch lettuce crouton | pentas
- 2004 Champagne Tarlant, ‘Cuvée Louis Tarlant’-(Euilly, Vallée de la Marne, France
tuna caviar aonori | wasabi | crème fraîche | purple rice
Beets by K.*
beetroot | yuzu | yogurt | almond | sudachi | sorrel
- 2020. Foradori, Nosiola, ‘Fontanasanta’-Mezzolombardo, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Toro* [L’Ametlla de Mar, SP]
- 2018 Akishika, Junmai Ginjo Namagenshu, ‘Black Moheji’ –
Akami* [L’Amella de Mar, SP]
- Kikuhime, Yamahai Ginjo Genshu, ‘Origarami’ –
file fish | carrot micro salad | tomato water middlins
chestnut mushroom | hopper shrimp | potato | truffle
-2021 Littorai, Pinot Noir, ‘Les Larmes’-Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, California
Basque(ing) in the Sunshine* cheesecake strawberry streusel
- 2014 Prà, Passito Bianco delle Fontane – Monteforte d’Alpone, Veneto, Italy
Soseki Modern Omakase
955 W Fairbanks Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789