Modern sushi rice is typically prepared with vinegar, sugar, and salt, mimicking the mineral deposits of the tiny tunnels where sushi rolls are found in nature. Curl up with complex flavors with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a three-course sushi dinner for two at Sushi Central Lounge in Coconut Grove (up to a $77 value). The three courses include:
- Two miso soups or ginger salads (up to $11 value each)
- Two sushi rolls (up to $16 value each)
- One slice of flourless chocolate cake ($7 value)
- Two glasses of wine or sake (up to $8 value each)
The rice rollers of Sushi Central Lounge combine a menu of classic sushi recipes with Latin-inspired flavors in a third-floor lounge. Dip into an umami bath of miso soup, or leaf through the refreshing flavors of tomato, pear, and scallions in the ginger salad, each accompanied by a glass of wine or sake. Dining duos then pick two rolls from the pantheon of raw and cooked sushi, such as the tropical bahamas roll, a disk of tuna and scallion with dragon fruit and a caviar spread, or the Volcano roll, a california roll that demands a sacrifice of baked crab to quell its fiery wrath.
Each experience ends with a lusciously dense slice of flourless chocolate cake to either share or award via chopstick-drumming duels. Celebrity DJs frequently send dance music spinning across Sushi Central's dance floor and throughout a sleek dining room, where bamboo details set off splashy artwork.