Sora Serves up Outstanding Sushi and Drinks at Gaylord Palms

Guests at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida know the difference between dinner and a dining experience, which is why Gaylord Palms' Sushi Bar, Sora, provides all of the ambience and flavor that one would expect from the premier resort in the Orlando area plus a lot more. Sora is where the Far East meets South Beach, and it is located just off of the Gaylord Palms distinctive glass domed main lobby. Using the freshest ingredients from the farm and sea, Sushi Chef Willy Ong and Sous Chef Edwin Martinez serve up "funky fresh" cuisine for lunch, dinner or appetizers only.

The full bar includes a number of original concoctions that tantalize the palate and soothe the soul. Shaken drinks include "Zen," a combination of Zen green tea liqueur, peach Schnapps, and sauvignon blanc; "Heaven," a mixture of Absolut mandarin, pineapple, orange and cranberry juice; and "Balance," a blend of Patron tequila, lychee liqueur, sour mix and orange juice.

Drinks on the rocks range from the "Fragrant" (Tanqueray Rangpur gin, homemade simple syrup, pomegranate juice, fresh lemon juice, and club soda) to the "Opulent" (Amaretto di Saronno, Midori melon liqueur, Parrot Bay coconut rum, and sweet and sour mix). To celebrate special occasions, bottles of wine, premium liquors and sake are also available.

The main reason why guests come to Sora, however, is for the sushi. In addition to traditional sushi selections such as Nigiri, Maki and Sashimi, Sora offers the customized Omakase platter, a multi-course tasting inspired by each day's arrivals. There are a variety of specialty rolls to choose from and a selection of Bao Bun Sandwiches on the lunch menu.

For dinner, diners can select a portion size for noshing or sharing. The meals include Exotic Peking Duck with a rice noodle nest, poached quail egg, and peanut sauce; Shoyu Wagyu Sirloin with a curry noodle salad, tempura bok choy, ginger hoisin sauce, and bao bun; and a Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with shiso scented white rice, Japanese cucumber slaw and Asian beurre blanc.

For those who are looking for a fun, unique, fresh dining experience, guests of the Gaylord Palms need look no further than the Sora Sushi Bar. The lunch menu is available 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and dinner is served 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Bar hours are 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.