Yummy, Head to Toe

Sushi and costumes go together like peanut butter and chocolate. The Japanese trend of cosplay (a combination of the words costume and play) has brought the world fun and fashion -- witness the likes of Gwen Stefani and Harajuku girls. Here on South Beach, there’s a delicious weekly culinary event. Join the Cosplay Tuesday party at Sushi Samba Dromo and immerse yourself in some stylish Japanese self-expression.

You, too, can mimic the subculture of trendsetters by dressing up as famous characters from anime, videogames, and movies. Beginning at 11:00 p.m., music will spin while taiko drummers and geisha girls provide entertainment. Feeling frisky? Order a bottle of shochu (a barley-based spirit) for your table. Don’t leave without requesting one of new pastry chef Sergio Navarro’s inventive desserts, like três leite with guava espuma and cachaça-flamed mango. Or try a pineapple tiradito made with coconut gelatin and coconut crisp. The former pastry chef at Miami’s La Broche, Navarro unleashes new flavors for the revamped and delectable dessert menu. P.S.: A prize is given for best costume, so don’t skip out early. To make reservations, call 305-673-5337, or visit sushisamba.com.
Tuesdays, 11 p.m., 2008