Events / Taste America

Taste America: Orlando, FL

Tue, July 12, 2022

6:30 PM
Kabooki Sushi
Price: $350 per pair (single tickets not available) Tickets on sale now!

Kabooki Sushi
3122 E Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803

A national dining event celebrating your local restaurant community.

Taste America, presented by Capital One, is a nationwide initiative to bring together chefs, special guests, and diners from across the country to celebrate the local independent restaurants at the heart of our communities.

The dinner at Kabooki will be an intimate gathering with a multi-course menu created by Chef Henry Moso of Kabooki Sushi in Orlando, FL and Chef Taylor Thornhill of Bateau in Seattle. The menu will reflect their signature styles and highlight the uniqueness of their restaurants and communities. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course.




Henry Moso
Kabooki Sushi
Orlando, FL


Taylor Thornhill


Raw Seafood Bar

Gran Moraine Brut Rosé NV


Kaiseki Tasting >

Sea Bream Madai with Mulberry Miso, Yuzu Foam, Fukujinzuke, and Lime Zest

Mizudako > Japanese Octopus with Hokkaido Uni, Yuzu Koshō, Citrus, and Kinome

Sashimi > Shima Aji, Chutoro, Kanpachi, Kinmedai, and Hokkaido Uni

Oshizushi > Toro Tartare, Nori, Bubu Arare, Chives, and Kaluga Hybrid Caviar 

**Dairy-free and nut-free; contains gluten, alliums, and shellfish

Hartford Court Chardonnay 2020


Shishito Peppers with Bresaola

Beef Liver Mousse with Brick Pastry and Fruit Paste

Carpaccio with Oyster Emulsion and Wasabi

Steak Tartare with Quail Egg, Ikura, and Rice Cracker

Glazed Beef Shank with Elderberry Capers

** Nut-free; contains alliums, dairy, gluten, and shellfish

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

*Alternate second course: Red Lentils with Heirloom Tomato, Strawberry, Vadouvan, and Cilantro Flowers (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free; contains alliums)


The Yuzu > Whipped Yuzu Ganache with Yuzu, Basil, and Mint Marmalade; Poached Lemon and Lime; Toasted Sesame Seeds; White Chocolate; and Black Sesame Praline–Toasted Coconut Flake Crunch

**Contains dairy, gelatin, gluten, and nuts

Featured Beverage Partners
Jackson Family Wines
Mountain Valley Spring Water

Menu is subject to change. Guests must be 21 years+ with a valid ID to attend the event.

Through our Open for Good campaign, the James Beard Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term.

Special Thanks

Related Info

Reservation Policy: All reservations are nonrefundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, JBF will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, option to donate tickets, or a full refund. For more information, contact

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