Regionally acclaimed, Nashville restauranteurs, partner and wife team Executive Chef Chris Rains and Erica Rains carry their culinary knowledge to Orlando’s newest eating strategy, the Hall on the Garden, with two diverse and delightful ideas.
The Hall On The Lawn is a selection of 9 numerous culinary choices, 5 curated celebration spaces, 3 quality cocktail bars, showcased in 1 eclectic creating.
The Rains are the founders powering The Chef and I, a modern day choose on approachable gourmand fusing international flavors into wonderful, nicely balanced dishes and Pasion a new Latin fusion themed restaurant placing new requires on vintage Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban fare.
Michael Morrison serves as Chef de Cuisine – formerly Head Chef of Loretta Keller’s Famed Coco500 & Exec Chef of Hiro Sone’s Michelin Starred Ame in SF. He serves together with Sous Chef Travis Chasteen.
Job interview with Chef Chris Rains on PASION
Tasty Chomps: What are your inspirations guiding the food stuff at PASION ?
Chef Rains: I am inspired by the traditional dishes 1st and foremost. From there I get a standard knowing and just move ahead toward the stop result. Incorporating what I believe it must style like with regular methods. It possibly seems outrageous, but if you notify me about a dish that I am not pretty familiar with, I straight away imagine what it must flavor like right before I get that to start with chunk.
What are some of your preferred dishes on the menu right now? most well known dishes?
Shrimp and Agave cornbread and the Walu Ceviche. Most well-liked dishes are the Barria tacos and the three ceviches.
What is one thing you want folks to know about Pasion?
That basically the name states it all. We are passionate about food items and we want to make confident that just about every chunk you choose tickles all your style buds.
Tell us a lot more about the tres leches french toast – the method, the ingredients –
This is in fact a recipe made by Chef Travis ( He is the sous chef at Chef and I our other restaurant at The Corridor). We soak thick slices of Sour Dough crème anglasie in excess of night time then crisp the slices on the griddle. We serve the dish with additional chilled crème anglaise, strawberries and jalapeno infused maple syrup.
Upcoming programs for Pasion for 2022?
We are acquiring interactive tasting experiences and teambuilding by way of the flavors and cultures of Latin American cuisine.
Job interview with Chef Michael Morrison on PASION
Convey to us about your track record and culinary encounter ahead of Pasion –
Prior to relocating to Orlando I put in 15 several years residing and cooking in San Francisco. I put in time in a huge assortment of Kitchen area. Most of my formative schooling was split in between Farm to Desk and Fine Eating
What was food in your childhood like? What was the role of foodstuff developing up? What are your favourite foodstuff increasing up?
I grew up in a compact city in Upstate New York, not seriously a place known for food stuff. What I did developing up was amazing “junk food”. The pizza, wings and subs from the modest mother and pop functions are greater than any I had exterior of my city. I nevertheless aspiration about the food items at the retailers.
What are some of your favorite experiences through your career performing in several kitchens?
For confident a stand out for me time in my career would be my initial Head Chef Career. I was employed by Loretta Keller to be the chef at her restaurant CoCo500.
What are some of your personalized consolation foodstuff?
I enjoy slow cooked like Braised Small Ribs and Lamb Shanks.
How is Central Florida coming together in the food culture from your issue of see?
I truly feel like Orlando is on the rise. The Visitors we are serving are expecting new ordeals and meals.
Will have to Consider Dishes at Pasion at The Hall on the Lawn
Ceviche a few strategies – Deep Water Walu, Gulf Shrimp, and Yucatan Style Polpo (Octopus)
Beef Small Ribs and Mofongo – Beef, slow braised with wine, stock and herbs and served more than a roasted pineapple achiote broth and served with a smoky bacon mofongo and a lime salted avocado .
Huevos Rancheros – with refried purple lentils, smoky pasilla, ancho and guajillo pepper salsa, sliced avocado, house healed and 2 farms eggs sunny up.
Sautéed Gulf Shrimp and Agave Cornbread
Adobe Blackened Mahi Mahi Tostada
Chorizo and Chihuahua Cheese Omelet
Birria Design Tacos
Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla
Tres Leches French Toast – Marinated Overnight in a Tahitian Vanilla Batter, browned and layered with tres leches milk anglaise, spiced toasted jalapeno maple syrup, and contemporary strawberries with cilantro
at The Hall on the Property
1412 Alden Road, Orlando, FL
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri-Sat 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Sunshine 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am – 5 pm.