Monday, October 2, 2017

We went to opening night at Kadence and here's every dish we ate

Posted By on Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 10:20 AM

We told you Friday that Kadence, the new nine-seat omakase restaurant by the talented trio behind Kappo and Konbini at East End Market, opened.

Well, later that night, I had the opportunity (at full menu price; no freebies for me) to partake in the superlative multicourse sushi omakase fashioned by Mark Berdin, Lordfer Lalicon and Jennifer Bañagale. For sushi purists, there's no better omakase to be had in town.

Get your scroll finger on and feast your eyes:

click to enlarge Shigoku oyster, paddlefish caviar
  • Shigoku oyster, paddlefish caviar
click to enlarge Clockwise from bottom: Marbled sole w/ pickled cucumber; marinated pike mackerel with kumquat; ikura (salmon roe) with Japanese egg custard
  • Clockwise from bottom: Marbled sole w/ pickled cucumber; marinated pike mackerel with kumquat; ikura (salmon roe) with Japanese egg custard
click to enlarge Bonito with watercress, maitake mushrooms, dark soy, vinegar, dashi, and ginger
  • Bonito with watercress, maitake mushrooms, dark soy, vinegar, dashi, and ginger
click to enlarge Seared Maine lobster, coral (tomalley) sauce, poached egg white, kimizu (egg and rice vinegar dressing)
  • Seared Maine lobster, coral (tomalley) sauce, poached egg white, kimizu (egg and rice vinegar dressing)
click to enlarge Sashimi (clockwise from top left): Aoyagi (orange clam), saba (Japanese mackerel), hata (Japanese grouper), baby kanpachi, aged bigeye tuna
  • Sashimi (clockwise from top left): Aoyagi (orange clam), saba (Japanese mackerel), hata (Japanese grouper), baby kanpachi, aged bigeye tuna
click to enlarge Baby cuttlefish "noodles," hackleback caviar, shiso
  • Baby cuttlefish "noodles," hackleback caviar, shiso
click to enlarge Nigiri of shimaaji (striped mackerel)
  • Nigiri of shimaaji (striped mackerel)
click to enlarge Nigiri of kanpachi (Japanese amberjack)
  • Nigiri of kanpachi (Japanese amberjack)
click to enlarge Nigiri of kinmedai (goldeneye snapper)
  • Nigiri of kinmedai (goldeneye snapper)
click to enlarge Nigiri of aji (Japanese horse mackerel)
  • Nigiri of aji (Japanese horse mackerel)
click to enlarge Nigiri of iwashi (Japanese sardine)
  • Nigiri of iwashi (Japanese sardine)
click to enlarge Nigiri of New Zealand king salmon with ginger and bacon
  • Nigiri of New Zealand king salmon with ginger and bacon
click to enlarge Nigiri of Hokkaido uni
  • Nigiri of Hokkaido uni
click to enlarge Nigiri of foie gras with donko shiitake mushroom
  • Nigiri of foie gras with donko shiitake mushroom
click to enlarge Yuzu marinated ikura, nuka pickled daikon leaves
  • Yuzu marinated ikura, nuka pickled daikon leaves
click to enlarge Toro and hackleback caviar hand roll with scallion
  • Toro and hackleback caviar hand roll with scallion
click to enlarge Lobster miso soup
  • Lobster miso soup
click to enlarge Jennifer Banagale prepping dessert
  • Jennifer Banagale prepping dessert
click to enlarge Deconstructed Mont Blanc: Chestnut-rum mousse, candied orange peel, chestnut puree, red bean cream, roasted green tea meringue, fresh chestnut
  • Deconstructed Mont Blanc: Chestnut-rum mousse, candied orange peel, chestnut puree, red bean cream, roasted green tea meringue, fresh chestnut
click to enlarge Fernet ice cream, roasted brown rice, ground Lineage coffee
  • Fernet ice cream, roasted brown rice, ground Lineage coffee
click to enlarge Roasted brown-rice powder cookie
  • Roasted brown-rice powder cookie
click to enlarge L to R: Mark Berdin, Lordfer Lalicon, Jennifer Banagale hamming it up
  • L to R: Mark Berdin, Lordfer Lalicon, Jennifer Banagale hamming it up

Kadence

1809 E. Winter Park Road
Orlando, FL 32803
kadenceorlando.com

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