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This summer, three new seafood-focused concepts are coming to Central Florida’s fine dining hub, Plant Street Market | Food News | Orlando

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Winter Garden is about to seriously upgrade its bustling food scene with three new concepts joining Plant Street Market’s 20 specialty vendors.

Bruno Fonseca, the man behind the upscale chef’s tasting pop-up The Foreigner (slated to be installed in Audubon Park this fall), will open Bruno’s Oysters inside the Barrel Room of Crooked Can Brewing Company.

“It’s a perfect fit,” Fonseca says of the cozy 2,000 square foot space with bar and terrace. “It’s always been a goal for me to serve oysters and beer in a relaxed and fun environment, and to be able to do it in Winter Garden where I live is even better.”

Indeed, Fonseca will be shucking and serving seasonal oysters, including Florida oysters from Sublime Oyster Supply as well as East and West Coast varieties. Bruno’s Oysters will serve Crooked Can Brewery, the outdoor patio as well as patrons seated in any of the four bar seats inside the Barrel Room.

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Its menu will also include roasted and grilled oysters in addition to smoked and canned seafood. “I really think the quality beer and oysters will help complement and enhance the dining experience inside Plant Street Market,” says Fonseca.

Les Huîtres de Bruno will open this summer.

Also opening in the market this summer is Norikase Hand Rolls, a casual take on the upscale Japanese restaurant Norikase in Jacksonville. David Tsan, who impressed with his impeccable sushi cuts at Soupakase, will create the menu for the eight-seat concept using high-quality fish imported from Japan, along with other premium ingredients like bluefin tuna toro, uni from California and scallops from Hokkaido.

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Rendering of Norikase Hand Rolls inside Plant Street Market

Only hand rolls will be offered initially, followed by nigiri and sashimi. An omakase seat at 8 p.m. will also be planned in a few months.

Bento Sushi + Poke won’t have seating, but this third concept from the same folks behind Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi will take over the booth previously occupied by Jodo Sushi and offer sushi rolls and poke bowls.

Spaces for all three concepts are currently being designed, but once they open, it will only cement Plant Street Market as one of the premier food hubs in all of Florida.


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