Orlando: Sushi with Martin Miller’s Gin at The Dragonfly

Sumo Smash

Sumo Smash

 

While in Orlando for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I checked out a local sushi spot, The Dragonfly.

We started off with drinks including the Sumo Smash (Martin Miller’s gin, ginger, lime, mint). It is one of their best sellers at Dragonfly.

shishito peppers

shishito peppers

 

We asked Dragonfly to send out their best dishes and boy did they deliver. Starting with everyone’s favorite shishito peppers with a mountain of bonito, it was a great appetizer.

tuna tartare and hamachi crudo

tuna tartare and hamachi crudo with olive relish

 

Moving on, we had the tuna tartare. I loved the chips searved with the tartare. And the hamachi crudo was so interesting with the olive relish. It was unexpected but worked well.

sushi roll with fish

The Dragonfly roll

 

We also had the signature The Dragonfly roll which is baked tuna, albacore, white fish with scallions, spicy sauce and eel sauce.

shrimp tempura

shrimp tempura

 

One of my favorite dishes of the night were the shrimp tempura. They were fried well without a trace of grease.

miso black cod

miso black cod

 

I don’t think I can ever tire of miso black cod.

scallops

scallops

 

The scallops were probably the most visually appealing of all the dishes. I do tend to like raw or rare scallops a little bit more though.

beef

braised short ribs

 

And finally we had the braised short ribs. This was the meal I definitely wanted after judging 100+ spirits earlier in the day! It was delicate and balanced in flavors.

 

The Dragonfly

7972 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819  —  (407) 370-3359

 

 

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