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Echo Restaurant Review: The stunning dining room creates a dramatic background for gorgeous modern dinnerware with screen-printed color from Izabel Lam in New York. Food focuses on the cuisines of China, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. This is the finest such food in South Florida we've sampled outside our visits to those four countries. No wonder Echo is filled with such an ultra-hip and worldly young professional crowd. The Dragonfly Lounge spotlights wizards of sushi. An appetizer of a cone-shaped seaweed roll is presented in a wooden stand holding the cone upright. Sashimi always seems immaculately fresh. Peking duck---no need to pre-order here---is crispy and without any visible fat. The wine list represents France, California and Japan. And, although true Asian cuisines are generally not known for desserts that Westerners fully appreciate, Echo's soufflé du jour seems an ideal compromise. Taste, for example, the passion-fruit soufflé into which peach sauce is poured and atop which meringue is adorned with toasted coconut. Just as it should be, it's the quintessence of hot and cold, sweet and tart, soft and crunchy dichotomies.