When thinking about our approach to the 2016 Bermuda Restaurant Weeks, the general consensus was that it would be appropriate to start out with the 2015 People’s Choice Winner. We also wanted to ensure it was one of the "Bermuda Inspired" menus, and knowing that Chef Enworth Davis does not disappoint (a bit of a catch phrase around here) the decision was made that we would be dining at Muse Restaurant. At the end of the meal, it was clear that the Chef is not planning on giving up his title very easily.
We were recently tickled to receive an invite to Bermuda Restaurants Ltd’s tasting of their #BermudaRW submissions (they own Chopsticks Fusion and Rosa's) before the event actually kicked off. They’ve capably combined the best of Bermuda foods and flavors with the cultural style of their restaurants, and what we appreciate about this family of restaurants is their drive to be creative and experiment. They are also collaborative and the chefs welcome constructive feedback - this tasting was such an opportunity. By the end of it all, we were so impressed with their offerings, we decided to share (just a few) with you.
'Giddy' is a word that could be used, but as we’re adults here, we will say that we are ‘extremely excited’ at the fact that the next 3 weeks marks the 5th year for the Bermuda Restaurant Weeks. Hosted by the Bermuda Tourism Authority, the annual event has steadily gathered momentum over the past 5 years and in 2016 there are more participating restaurants than ever. This fares well for food lovers in Bermuda as the 22 day event provides the opportunity to sample specially prepared, set price, 3 course dinner menus from over 40 of Bermuda’s best restaurants. (Click here to see the list)
Biteofbermuda.com officially launched in May of 2015, and at that time, one of the restaurants certain to be featured was Wahoo’s Bistro & Patio. This was for a multitude of reasons, the main one being that it can be said without question that this eatery is one of the most consistent in Bermuda when it comes to serving up great food. But despite the fact that we have already proclaimed the restaurant as a favourite, it has taken more than six months before we’ve had the opportunity to highlight Wahoo’s. And after the lunch we thoroughly enjoyed there, we are seriously asking each other, “Why has it taken so long?!”
On the streets of Hamilton and the outskirts of town, you are hard pressed to miss a sign of Buzz Restaurant. With 5 outlets in walking distance of the city centre, and more island-wide, the franchise has made its mark within the Bermuda take-out marketplace. And with the success of the Buzz formula, in 2014, the owners decided to introduce diners to Devil’s Isle Café, the older, more sophisticated sibling to Buzz. Based on the crowds that have been frequenting the Burnaby Street, scene-stealing location since its launch, the classy family member has been welcomed with open arms.
September 1 marked the beginning of Lobster Season in Bermuda, and judging by the images we’ve seen with the tag #BermudaLobster, they have been in top demand since the opening bell. After the required 6 months off, lobster lovers are making sure to get their fill of the protected crustacean, as if the season was ending tomorrow. And with a lead in like this, you’d think this post was all about our Bermuda lobster experience, but alas friends, you’ll have to wait just a little longer for that one. Stay tuned!!
The point of that intro is to highlight the fact that in Bermuda, we have a special kind of love for seafood. It’s only natural that as we live on 21 square mile speck in the middle of the ocean our diets would be heavily influenced by the largest natural resource that surrounds us. It also follows that chefs both Bermudian born and those who have come to call Bermuda home are duly inspired by the ocean. The delicious evidence of that can be clearly seen at Mickey’s Beach Bar and Bistro at the Elbow Beach Hotel.
It's that time of year again. The time where much of the planet (at least, the top half) starts gearing up for cooler temperatures. Where bikinis give way to boots and sweaters, pumpkin starts showing up as a main ingredient in everything from coffee to dessert, and that crazy co-worker starts sending weekly email updates that say things like "91 DAYS 'TIL CHRISTMAS!!" with an irritating picture of an elf or something. Yeah, you know who you are.
We live in Bermuda. And among the many, many (many) benefits of calling our tiny isle home is the fact that our summer lasts just a little bit longer. We're still on the beach when we first start hearing snow reports from 'less-lucky' friends and relatives in cold and distant lands (oh hello, Canada), and for those of us who are food inclined (and if you're not...you really may not enjoy our website), that means you have more time to high-tail it out to St. George's for a patio lunch or dinner at a new favourite of ours, The Beach House at Blackbeard's.