Entrepreneurs Dinner at The Osprey Tavern

 Gathered at the Osprey Tavern

Gathered at the Osprey Tavern

The above photo makes me more happy than you might know.  When I started this thing, I could only dream that I would be able to gather people like this around a dining room table.  I couldn't have picked a better setting than the Chef's Table at The Osprey Tavern.

 A delightful twist on a Moscow Mule w Sake.

A delightful twist on a Moscow Mule w Sake.

The people of Orlando are pretty inspiring.  It's quite an exciting time to be here. We had Entrepreneurs that are just starting out mixed with more seasoned ones.  The stories of how they started were incredible.  I was so honored to sit at the table w these folks.

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THE FOOD. Seriously. The Food.  It was a double treat to dine at The Osprey Tavern, because we had the Executive Chef from Seito Sushi as the Guest Chef for the night.  It was one of more extravagant meals I have ever had.  So many incredible flavors and textures from around the world. And, of course, the Presentation was exquisite. 

 Executive Chef of Seito Sushi Austin Boyd. 

Executive Chef of Seito Sushi Austin Boyd. 

 Jidori Egg Caviar // Daikon Bed, Culantro Crema, Turmeric Blini (Might have been my favorite course of the evening.)

Jidori Egg Caviar // Daikon Bed, Culantro Crema, Turmeric Blini (Might have been my favorite course of the evening.)

 Charred Octopus: Yuzu Sabayon, Ponzu Collard Greens, Sweet Potato, Sambal Froth

Charred Octopus: Yuzu Sabayon, Ponzu Collard Greens, Sweet Potato, Sambal Froth

 Venison: Eryngii Chips, Glazed Wild Mushrooms, Blackberry, Asparagus

Venison: Eryngii Chips, Glazed Wild Mushrooms, Blackberry, Asparagus

 Perfecting the plates.

Perfecting the plates.

 Roots of Japan: Caramelized Mountain Yam, Okinawa Purée, Tokyo Turnips, Bacon-Miso Vinaigrette

Roots of Japan: Caramelized Mountain Yam, Okinawa Purée, Tokyo Turnips, Bacon-Miso Vinaigrette

 Pompano: Amaebi, Black Bean Pesto, Pickled Citrus

Pompano: Amaebi, Black Bean Pesto, Pickled Citrus

The conversation around the table was rich w the past of Orlando and the Future of Orlando.  Amazing things are happening in this City and even more is on it's way.  

We didn't get many photos of the wine & sake pairings with the Courses, but they were impeccable and hand selected by Jason Chin, the Owner of The Osprey Tavern and Seito Sushi. 

All in all, it was an incredible night that won't soon be forgotten.  Much thanks to Jason & Sue Chin for Hosting The Dinner Party Project and to Chef Austin Boyd and his team for knocking our socks off.

If you haven't tried The Osprey Taven or Seito Sushi, I would highly recommend it.

 Gorgeous Chef's Table at The Osprey Tavern

Gorgeous Chef's Table at The Osprey Tavern

All Photos by: Julia Cox

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