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Taylor’s Sushi Suite is open for the season in Westhampton Beach. (Photo credit: Amy Zavatto)

Sure, there’s some workable sushi around the forks, but Erin Finley has always had the “Taylor-made” inclination to up the ante when it comes to ingredients and experiences. Starting this month, Taylor’s Sushi Suite, the bespoke, second-floor, multi-course omakase experience, is back for another season. Located above Finley’s bakery/catering/event planning/restaurant spot in Westhampton Beach, it kicks off the summer season with an epic 17-course, 90-minute sushi seating experience, prepared by chef Cheon “Hancho” Ho Han.

Chef Honcho prepares 17 courses at this summer’s Taylor’s Sushi Suite. (Photo credit: Amy Zavatto)

“I thought it would provide a unique experience for diners, something not offered out this way,” says Finley. “I love having the restaurant in the evenings but with our catering constantly expanding it just didn’t make sense for us to continue doing a la carte dinner service. This concept, not only provides for an amazing and unique experience, it is so streamlined and efficient that it is possible for us to offer this style of dinner without interfering with production in the downstairs kitchen.”

What it does offer is a stunning array of textures and flavors of the freshest fish (and one unforgettable course of Wagyu with black truffle). When you sit down at the 10-seat bar, you’re offered a warm towel to clean your hands, a glass of something lovely to kick off the evening and then the show begins. The fish is sourced about 80% local, and 20% from outside our shores in order to get the exact seafaring creatures that chef Hancho wants to show off. Like the Korean fluke showcased with just a little sea kelp and rice: “It’s more tender and flavorful than the fluke here,” he says.

If you’ve been stuck in your spicy tuna roll rut, prepare to be wowed by amberjack with sweet soy and marinated sea kelp, spotted shrimp and bottarga, sea bream with orange zest, branzino with a piquant shiso pesto and Japanese kinmedai (golden eye snapper). Some courses require chopsticks; some you simply pick up with your hands in order to not have the flavors intermingle in between courses (you’re given a second special towel for cleansing your fingers after each piece that’s served). The menu changes constantly by what’s fresh and meets the exacting standards of the Korean-born chef Hancho. He works quietly, intensely focused, with just the simple announcement of each course as it arrives in front of you. But there’s nothing simple about the flavor and quality here.

The 17-courses are offered Friday and Saturday at 5:00, 6:30, 8:00 and 9:30 p.m. for $150.00, plus beverages, tax and tip, and on Sundays at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.. For the month of June, it’s a 12-course omakase with a special art class in the mix at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. for $150.00, and a 7:30 p.m. seating that’s just the omakase for $100.00. In July, Thursday and weekend seatings are 5:00, 6:30, 8:00 and 9:30 p.m. for a 12- piece omakase for $100 (but Thursday includes a glass of sake in the price — sweet!).

Taylor’s Sushi Suite is located at 32 Mill Road in Westhampton Beach. The entry to the Sushi Suite is around the left side of the building, where you will be buzzed in. Reservations can be made here.