If you’re a long time friend, fan or follower of biteofbermuda.com, then you’ll know that we’ve determined that there’s just something special about Rosas. From being the winners of the Fish Sandwich Competition to creating unique menus for special occasions, this casual ‘Mexican’ eatery has proven time and time again that they’re always willing to join the fun, flex their creative muscles in the kitchen and push your tastebuds and dining experience to the limit.
Their creativity is once again on display with their Bermuda Restaurant Weeks Menus that we were lucky enough to sample. (Notice…Menus…plural! Because Rosas is one of this year’s participating restaurants that jumped in with both feet creating Bermuda inspired lunch and dinner menus.)
This year they’ve taken a multi-pronged approach to their menus, using local ingredients, raising the bar for some Bermuda comfort food inspired favourites and creatively weaving in some ethnic flavours. Here are just a few of the many highlights of the Rosas 2017 Bermuda Restaurant Weeks Menu.
Lunch Appetizer - Spud Wrap
Mash potato Egg Roll with with a Ginger Beer Sauce – None of this makes sense but it just works. We advised that a slight tweak was needed but sweet, salty, crispy, creamy…it’s all there and this odd combination just plain works.
Local Pan Fried Snapper with Mild Chili Gravy and Avocado Rice
This dish is what happens when the flavours of Bermuda and Mexico meet and become fast friends. Fresh Bermuda fish with an enchilada sauce complimented with the subtle flavours of avocado & rice punctuated with cumin. Recommended for fans of the traditional flavours of Rosas.
Bbq Chicken thigh, Rosa’s Potato Salad and mixed Veg
The classic Bermuda Summer picnic meal whose name says it all…Comfort. Familiar flavours from an unexpected place that just make you want more. (Note: There wasn't a consensus at the table where 1/3 felt like Rosas had gone a little heavy on the peas in the potato salad which they agreed to adjust)
Dinner - Appetizer
Cream of Local Broccoli and Onion soup with a Homemade roll.
A mild flavourful silky textured soup accompanied with a roll that you will undoubtedly want everyone at the table to taste but at the same time you won’t want to share one moist morsel of this perfect creation.
Be There Tomorrow Stew
Slow Cooked Chicken Stew with Rosas Peas and Rice
There is something special about the a meal that is cooked low and slow. It just gives off those ‘Nana’s-pot-on-the-stove-for-hours’ kind of flavours. ‘Happiness’ Plus served along with Bermudian dinner staple peas and rice…the only thing missing is the recliner, tv and pillow.
Tis the Season
Mini Lobster Served Grilled or with a Curry Sauce (We had the curry sauce) with Mac and Cheese and veg
During Lobster season you just expect Lobster to be good. But you do not expect this. Indian style tikka flavoured with significant chunks of lobster. If you enjoy this flavour profile, you WILL enjoy this dish. (but there’s more) Lindsey’s family recipes appear once again in the form of the mixed, melty, cheese, cheesy Mac and Cheese. (Next level cheesy goodness)
We have yet to come across a cheesecake that is not appreciated. The taste, the contrast provided by the creamy cake with the crunchy crust...the strawberry sauce. Yum.
The team at Rosas have fully embraced the Bermuda Restaurant Weeks challenge. And t shows in the way the thought and effort put into unique flavour combinations makes Rosa's RW menu full of surprises, far from the old standards you may have come to expect. A couple pieces of advice: when you visit Rosas, go with friends, don't order the same thing and be willing to share.
Bermuda Restaurant Weeks officially takes place until February 3rd with over 50 restaurants offering up special dishes on for lunch $22 and dinner for $32, $42 and $52 per person (plus gratuities). To make reservations you can do so directly with the restaurants or via table.bm. Also, be sure to tag your food pics with the official tag #BermudaRW.