I urge you to try the omakase dinner at Seito Sushi in Orlando's Baldwin Park.
With Executive Chef Austin Boyd at the helm, the glitzy restaurant at a far corner of this residential neighborhood serves up not only creative and standard Asian fare, but also multicourse dinners. They're known as "omakase," which in Japanese restaurants means "whim of the chef." In other words, Chef Austin and his team take what's tops in their pantry the day of the meal and have a ton of fun making the most of each item.
I tried a nine-course version as part of a media dinner. A gaggle of us were seated around lovely new wooden chef's table, which Chef Austin carved himself. He hails from a line of woodworkers. If you don't have an eightsome willing to undertake this culinary experience, don't dismay. With 48 hours notice, the chefs will create an omakase dinner at Seito Sushi for even two of you.
The Omakase Dinner at Seito Sushi
Here's what we had, in order. Your menu will be different, as mine will be if I return. That's the fun of omakase.
And, Dessert at the Omakase Dinner at Seito Sushi
So, um, yea. Don't let my lousy photography dismay you. This meal is an occasion in itself, and it certainly makes a better, say, Father's Day gift than some boring old tie. Make it happen. Call 407.898.8801 and set a date.