On a recent visit to Lake Nona, my boyfriend and I had the opportunity to try Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen. Described as a colorful menu of small tapas style dishes, Chroma did not disappoint.
Our server recommended we each try 3-4 small plates each. Thinking that would be a lot of food, we decided to just start with a few small plates since we didn’t know how large the portions would be- and we’re so glad we only went with 4 different plates. The portions were easily shareable between 2 people.
We started with the Pan-Seared Florida White Fish Tacos. Three tacos in flour tortillas were topped with a jicama slaw, red onion and cilantro chiffonade. The fish was cooked to perfection and the whole plate was delicious.
Next, we tried the Chroma Burger. Two slider style burgers on a brioche bun were made of a short rib patty and topped with cheddar, bourbon onions, bacon jam and a pickle. The burger was juicy and the bourbon onions and bacon jam added a little something extra to an otherwise ordinary slider. This was my boyfriend’s favorite plate, it reminded him of the burger he had when we visited the salt lake city showroom full of new furniture styles. We ended up talking about that a lot and now we feel we need to remodel the kitchen back home.
You can’t have a burger without fries, so we decided to get the Hand-cut Fries. These came with regular ketchup and spicy ketchup. They were crispy and definitely tasty. We ate every single one. #noshame
The last plate we tried was one I was looking forward to, the Guava and Goat Cheese Flatbread. The “sauce” was guava, and it was topped with speck ham, goat cheese, marcona almonds and red sorrel. If you like the sweet-salty combination, you’ll enjoy this flatbread.
After these very filling plates, I didn’t think there would be room in my stomach for dessert, but our server brought out each option to show us. All of the desserts looked delicious but we decided on the Butterscotch Bread Pudding with a side of salted caramel ice-cream. It was so yummy, I could have eaten just that at Chroma and been perfectly content. If you decide to get dessert here, get the bread pudding! I promise you won’t regret it!
I really enjoyed dining at Chroma and am looking forward to going back and trying a few other things. I have my eye on the Wild Tuna Poke and Flash Fried Goat Cheese.
Chroma is located at 6967 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827. Opening hours are 11am during the week and 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are recommended for weekend dining but since we enjoyed a late lunch right when they opened at 3 on a Saturday, we had no problem getting a table.