Dragonfly Creates a Robata Experience

Dragonfly Creates a Robata Experience

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We were happy to visit Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi for a VIP Robata Dinner Experience, which consists of a special preview menu that is hand fabricated daily and quantities are limited. DSC_7446

Each dish is created by David Song, Chef De Cuisine, and his team to their best capabilities.

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Aka Salad – fennel, cucumber, yuzu, heirloom tomato, micro wasabi green, shoyu vinaigrette. The octopus is very tender and the cucumber added a light, watery touch to the dish as the vinaigrette creates a unique taste for your palate.

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Roberta Top Neck Clams – shoyu, sake, mirin, micro shish. This was my favorite dish of the night. The clams are delicious with or without the sauce in the shells.

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Maitake Mushrooms – goma ai, togorashi, pine nut, micro cilantro. Maitake mushrooms were nicely cooked and tender. The sauce is creamy as well as slightly sweet and nutty.

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Robata Grilled Bison – Japanese eggplant, sweet shoyu broth, togarashi, ryu oil. The grilled bison is nicely flavored and tender, yet slightly gamey. It goes very well with the sweet shoyu broth. The eggplant is a bit too soft for my preferences.

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Bronzino – ginger scallion, ponzu, pickled radish. The fish is fresh and is great, even without the citrus-based ponzu.

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Dango – red bean ice cream, anko paste, sweet shoyu glaze. The red bean ice cream is wonderful, especially with the shortbread crumble. The anko paste adds a sweet touch to the mochi it is glazed over. The Sweet shoyu glaze is not my favorite as I still think of its salty flavors.

The VIP Robata Dinner Experience can be booked by groups at robata@dragonflyrestaurants.com

For more information, please visit Dragonfly Robata.

Photos by myself as well as Ruby Sea Official.

Katherine Nguyen is currently a Dental Hygiene student at Valencia College. She has a major in Molecular Biology and Microbiology and minoring in Health Service Administration from the University of Central Florida. She enjoyed playing soccer and was captain of an intramural team for 4 years at UCF. Photography is her favorite hobby since 2008; she is very diverse in the field, but her favorite sub-fields are portraits, culinary and maternity photography. In her free time, she tutors students from elementary to college level as well as volunteers at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, FL. Link: Katherine Nguyen Photography

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