"I do a lot of east meets west," he says. "Cooking with wine is my favorite because we live in the middle of wine country."
Tony denies having a signature dish, though. He creates new menu items every two weeks, resulting in an eclectic offering of specials. He boasts that most new dishes are devised while he commutes around Sonoma County.
Many Sea Thai diners have come to know the restaurant's popular Granny Smith salad ($7). According to Tony, a drive past Sebastopol inspired the combination of tart apples, lemon-lime vinaigrette, toasty cashews, cilantro, mango dressing, and some heat to knock you over a little - making this salad a truly Sonoma County dish.
Sea Thai's dishes are not just high in taste - they look fabulous, too. The wow factor seems to be wrapped up in Tony's creative presentation. Just try the martini crispy prawns ($8) to see for yourself.
Sea Modern Thai Cuisine has just begun its climb to fame. Tony is currently working on a cookbook for publication in the spring, and has had to turn down several attempts by a friend at the Food Network because he's determined to focus on his two restaurants for the moment. Clearly, there's a lot more to come from this local restaurateur.