I was lucky enough to be accompanied to dinner by one of the mastermind's behind Dopecityheroes.com, a visual entertainment database of Key West's unique and unrecognized arts. Rob and the gang are heading out on the road soon for a six month tour, so he's gotta get in good eats while he can. Also, he took all the photos. (If you think they're good you should go to the site and check out his videos, they're even better.)
The tuna melted the second it touched my tongue, while the seeds of the passion fruit vinaigrette added an unexpected crunch. The tangy and sweet combination of the vinaigrette and red chili sorbet rounded out the flavors of the dish.
The night of my 21st birthday the restaurant was kind enough to stay open for my friends and I to buy a round of drinks. My official birthday drink was Taku's best -- the Dragon's Breath Saketini ($8), raspberry Sake with lavender syrup, flowers, raspberries and fresh squeezed lemon.