Last year, before Dave Dashi hosted a charitable event at The Chef’s Table in Suntree, Scott Earick, owner-chef at Scotts on Fifth in Indialantic, scanned the spacious, open kitchen and Mediterranean-style dining room of The Chef’s Table in Suntree.
“This is beautiful,” he said. “It’s huge, perfect for an event like this.”
So it was, and The Chef’s Table continues to attract lovers of fine meat and seafood, fine wines and fine spirits. Chef/owner Dashi places the emphasis on classics such as pan-seared scallops over mushroom risotto, duck breast with string beans and double-cut lamb chops. The beef is prime Angus; this is the place to find a 16-ounce Delmonico, a bone-in ribeye or a huge porterhouse.
It’s also the second restaurant in a four-endeavor complex anchored by longtime local favorite Amici’s Italian Restaurant and also including Amici’s Bakery, where Maria Rebaza creates New York-style Italian specialties, and the Wine Cellar, a stylish venue in which to enjoy a glass or pick up a bottle.
“Come get your lasagna, your surf and turf and a nice bottle of wine, then stop at the bakery for cookies. We have it all.” Dashi says.
He also shared his thoughts about The Chef’s Table.
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Tell us about a unique feature of your dining room. We definitely wanted a sort of European feel, with some stone and dark wood for a feeling of serenity.
What food is trendy right now and how are you serving it? The Chef’s Table really is not trendy at all. We just try to do prime steaks and seafood very well. (But) charcuterie boards … are favorites right now; they are a great mix of flavors and textures, and perfect to share.
What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had from a diner? So many customers ask for corned beef and cabbage. I’m like, “Irish food? Are you serious?”
What’s one ingredient you can’t live without? That’s easy: garlic.
When not eating at your restaurant, what and where do you eat? Good fresh sushi and Scotts on Fifth.
What are your keys to success? I love what I do. I love to make food and make people happy. Passion and a positive attitude are the keys. … We serve great food and we love our customers. I want you to want to come back. I appreciate all the people who make The Chef’s Table a success.
The Chef’s Table
Address: 7720 N. Wickham Road, Suntree
Hours: 5-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Online reservations? No
Noise level: Moderate
Dress code: Business casual
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