Last week I informed you about Hall on the Property, the new meals marketplace in Ivanhoe Village, and how it is different from a common food stuff court docket because it has total desk company and cafe high quality sellers.
One particular of all those dining places that is serving to to make it distinctive is Chef & I, from Nashville, which joins SJO this thirty day period as a sponsor.
Chef & I is owned by Chris and Erica Rains – he’s the Chef and she’s the I. C&I is only 1 of two of the dining places in the sophisticated with a foods counter at its open up kitchen area. (The plant-centered eatery Humbl is the other.)
As Chris Rains points out in the online video underneath, Chef & I intends to choose whole advantage of the food stuff counter and intensify the means of the diners to converse specifically with the chefs cooking in entrance of them. People today sitting at Chef & I’s (Chef & My?) counter can technically purchase from any of the restaurants in the hall, but Rains said it’s his aim to make them want to purchase from him.
A person of the way’s he’s undertaking that is with a tasting menu that functions a number of things he’s acknowledged for at his Nashville restaurant. It may be a uncooked Hawaiian walu, served with Peruvian peppers.
Or roasted caramelized cauliflower with regional goat cheese and honey.
Or bourbon bacon jam with an aged gorgonzola cheese and pink wine reconstituted cranberries and almonds.
The tasting menu is available only with advance reservations that specially request that menu. (You can connect with 321-328-5521, which is the chef’s have mobile cellular phone, and he’ll get in touch with you again as shortly as he’s out of the kitchen.)
But even without having reservations for the tasting menu working experience, there are a good deal of good matters to obtain on the day-to-day menu. This kind of as Duck & Waffles, Marinated Scottish Salmon, Jumbo Seal Scallops, and Salt Very hot Chicken.
When Rains is in Nashville, he has Michael Morrison as his chef de cuisine in Orlando. Morrison was previously head chef at Loretta Keller’s Coco 500 and executive chef at Hiro Sone’s Michelin-starred Ame, both equally in the San Francisco Bay space.
Erica Rains will inform you that Chef & I is a adore story – theirs. They satisfied 14 a long time ago in Nashville and started off their culinary organization shortly soon after. “We often tell individuals ‘All you require is love,’” she reported.
Some of that walu with Peruvian peppers is awesome, much too.
Chef & I is at Hall on the Garden, 1412 Alden Street, Orlando (map). It is open for lunch and evening meal Tuesday through Sunday Sunday brunch is also served. The cell phone selection is 407-887-4255.