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Inside Look: The Chef and I – Chef’s Tasting Menu – Thursdays thru Saturdays in Orlando

The Chef and I is one of my favorite new restaurants here in Orlando – and one of the reasons why is their very fun and absolutely delightful Chef’s Tasting Menu experiences.

The Chef and I’s husband and wife team Executive Chef Chris Rains and Erica Rains with Chef de Cuisine Michael Morrison really know how to make some very creative and tasty dishes. For some background – Chef Morrison is formerly Head Chef of Loretta Keller’s Famed Coco500 & Executive Chef of Hiro Sone’s Michelin Starred Ame in SF. He serves alongside Sous Chef Travis Chasteen.

The Chef’s Tasting Menu at The Chef and I counter

Grab a seat at the chef’s counter at The Chef and I for a memorable chef’s tasting menu experience, while watching the action live at your seat.

How it works – this meal really puts together The Chef and I – you choose on the menu your “featured” ingredient – say egg, or beef, or chicken – and the chef creates a dish based on that main ingredient and what is in season. Choose one, or two, or three dishes or feel free to go “all in” and pick all the dishes – It’s a fun take on the traditional omakase where everything is left up to the chef – but here it’s up to both The Chef and I.

Available during dinner service — Thursday, Friday, Saturday dinner service till 9pm only

Make future reservations by calling 321-328-5521!

Here is a sneak peek at some of The Chef and I’s Tasting Menuwe tried recently:

Raw ($16)
Walu Sashimi – Avocado, Tobiko, Unagi Glaze and Lime- Wasabi Vinaigrette

Egg ($11)
Chawanmushi- Soy Glazed Gulf Shrimp, Beech mushrooms, Squash and Lemon Zest

Pork Belly ($15)
Braised Heritage Pork Belly- Apple Bourbon Reduction and Cauliflower- Horse radish Puree

Beef ($18)
Bistro Filet Medallion- Smashed Yukon Potato, Crispy Mushrooms and Truffled Demi

Foie Gras ($22)
Seared Hutson Valley Foie Gras- Arugula, Dark Rum Fig Caramel and Toasted Pecan Buttered Toast

The Chef and I  Orlando
at The Hall on the Yard
1412 Alden Road, Orlando, FL
(Ivanhoe Village)

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