Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Memorial Day- Lake Dora Sushi remembers

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself"
     -Joseph Campbell
It's almost Memorial Day! ...The unofficial start of summer, pool covers come off up north, BBQ grills get brushed off and white slacks and shoes are no longer seasonal faux pas...

But at this time, lets remember why we get the last Monday of every May off from school and work.
In honor of the soldiers who died in the American Civil War, Memorial Day was started around 1865 after the assasination of President Abraham Lincoln. Commemorations and speeches were popping up and the United States had just wrapped up the brutal 4 year Civil War. 
In the beginning, the North observed Memorial Day as "Decoration Day" in honor of the fallen soldiers who made victory possible  over the south during the war.
The defeated South had a different observation as they linked the occasion to the memory of the "Lost Cause."
Over time, Memorial Day has evolved to honor all soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for a better nation. People of all faiths and nationalities can join together with the belief that ALL soldiers become one nation of HEROS in the "baptism of blood" on battlefields everywhere.

This Memorial Day, Lake Dora Sushi and Sake will be CLOSED in honor of friends, family and those we have never known who have sacrificed their lives to allow us to have a better life.
ENJOY your day off, kick back and relax. We will surely be poolside or boating on Lake Dora around lovely Tavares and Mount Dora, FL with Fumiko and Takashi...but at 3PM, we will take a minute and have a moment of silence. We will remember and honor the fallen heros everywhere...and we hope you will join us.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Make Mothers Day memories at Lake Dora Sushi

It's almost Mother's Day!
Wow, it feels like just yesterday when my mom Fumiko dressed me and my sister up in hand made matching maxi dresses and we would load up in the big old brown gas guzzling New Yorker and head over to a local restaurant to celebrate Mother's Day. I would love to get the fried chicken dinner because it came with a half a canned peach that was just that perfect sweet little something to top off a wonderfully savory and satisfying meal ( coming from an eight year old mind )  
Fast Forward 40 years...Oh how time flies..and I can't believe I'm a mother myself. WAIT. I can't believe I'm a Grandmother!
So many many Mother's day meals have passed but the memories remain. This year I will celebrate Mother's Day with my mom at Lake Dora Sushi and Sake. If you remember when Fumiko and Takashi had their restaurant in Mount Dora, they were never open for Mother's Day. This year, Lake Dora Sushi and Sake will be OPEN 4:30PM -8PM.
Create your own Mother's Day memories this year and come in for a FREE sake or edamame for mom.
I think I'll have Chicken Tonkatsu (panko fried chicken) and top it off with a sweet plum wine.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lake Dora Sushi Blogs now!

Welcome to the new blog post of Lake Dora Sushi and Sake in Tavares, Florida.
As many of you know, Fumiko and Takashi started Mt Dora Sushi in Mount Dora , FL back in 2008.

At that time we let everyone know how things were going at this little family owned business as things progressed in a monthly blog.

Its been a while , things have changed and Fumiko and Takashi have since moved around the lake to Tavares, Fl overlooking Lake Dora in November 2011.

Now that they have settled in, we will be keeping everyone updated on whats going on at Lake Dora Sushi and events happening in Tavares, FL

Stay tuna-ed, Stay fresh , See you soon!