I love exploring restaurants in the Orlando area, and I’m excited to start sharing some reviews with you.
Chroma is a super trendy spot in up and coming Lake Nona. It has two outdoor dining areas that are so pretty, and the airplanes often taking off overhead provide ample entertainment. I have actually been here twice and definitely see myself returning.
The staff is friendly and they take allergies seriously. Open for weekend brunch and daily lunch and dinner, there is something on the menu for everyone. Let’s start with the drinks. They make great espresso drinks, margaritas, and a mean aperol spritz that I asked for with champagne. No complaints with any of the beverage options I have experienced.
The snacks and appetizers are some of the best dishes on the menu. I am not exactly a deviled egg aficionado, but these were so freaking good. OMG, so creamy and packed with flavor. I could have eaten the whole plate, but I reluctantly shared.
The stone fruit and burrata salad could have used a little more stone fruit, honestly, but it was still a huge hit. Balsamic, burrata, candied pecans … the flavors and textures sang. The piping hot corned beef empanadas have reuben vibes and lasted mere minutes before being devoured.
I turned the chopped harvest salad into a main by adding the most perfectly seared yet wonderfully succulent scallops. The salad was a little heavy on the blue cheese, but still a delight with all the beets and cucumber.
The other entrees fell a little flat. The sliders were pretty charred and even the fries were a little overcooked. On our previous visit, the full size burger was cooked much better, as were the fries. I’m not sure why the full size burger isn’t on the dinner menu, but it should be. The pork dish was also a little dry and needed an influx of flavor.
All in all, both experiences were very enjoyable. I’d go back for my favorite dishes and to try some new ones. I’m sure there is more to love on this fun menu at this fun restaurant.