Torch Bistro, Sushi and Martini Bar in Punta Gorda and interview with restaurant owner Shane Federici: “It’s classy. It’s elegant … and it’s done with taste, not tackiness.”
Actually, the sushi restaurant table models are nearly nude with a thong and strategically-placed leaves and artificial blossoms. The model remains motionless as people pluck sushi pieces off of her arms, legs and tummy.
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which inspects restaurants statewide, has no laws or license requirements regarding the preparation or serving of sushi.