One of the restaurants I love to return to when I visit Orlando is Bahama Breeze. Not only do they serve amazing cocktails but their food is delicious and the atmosphere is always great too. The restaurant is just a few minutes walk from where we stay on International Drive. When I want a break from American food, I head here for for some fresh seafood.
On the second week of our holiday, Phill and I were treated to slap-up three course meal and cocktails by the wonderful Bahama Breeze staff. As usual the restaurant was packed with people. We choose to be seated inside but they have a huge veranda area with live Caribbean music playing every night. Our server Annette was a pure delight and couldn’t have been more attentive or helpful.
To start with Phill and I chose the Island Hopper platter which consisted of coconut shrimp, Jamiacan chicken wings, conch fritters and onions rings. The coconut shrimp is always a winner in our eyes but the star of the show was the super crispy flavoursome chicken wings. We could have ate a whole bucket of these and been content!
For the main course I opted for the super fresh and healthy mahi mahi and shrimp rice bowl. The plate of food was so bright and colourful. Sautéed mahi mahi and shrimp was served alongside shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, sugar snap peas, edamame and bell peppers in a zesty coconut lemongrass sauce. It was my first time trying mahi mahi fish and I loved it! I liked that I had the choice of ordering a small or large plate. I decided to get a small portion so I had room left for dessert!
Phill went for the calypso shrimp linguine in a light garlic, tomato and cream sauce. This was extremely satisfying and filling! At this point we were feeling very full so waited a little while before ordering desserts with two of the Bahama Breeze signature cocktails.
For dessert Phill choose the rum cake, smothered in raisin butterscotch sauce and topped with vanilla ice-cream. I ordered the key lime pie – which is made in-house. The brown sugar crust was divine, and needless to say both desserts were utterly decadent and delicious.
You can’t visit Bahama Breeze and not order a cocktail. I mean it! They are all something to behold. On this occasion Phill got the Ultimate Pineapple – made with Shellback Spiced Rum, Coco López and Bacardi Black Rum swirled with strawberry ice. This was extremely sweet and potent but probably a little too heavy after a three course meal. He couldn’t even finish it off!
I got the Ulitmate Magharita – fresh lime, lemon and pressed sugarcane juice hand shaken with Herradura Silver Tequila, Cointreau and an ice shot filled with Grand Marnier. Again super potent and not for the faint hearted! Bahama Breexe don’t mess about when it comes to their freshly made cocktails.
A huge thanks to Bahama Breeze for the complimentary food and drinks.