When friends get together for after work drinks, and the conversation goes on (and on), what tends to happen next is someone says, “we should order dinner”. Sometimes, with more talking than eating planned, the regular appetizer/ dinner/dessert combination can be a bit much, resulting in multiple takeout bags. So on this occasion we were strategic about our dining choices. After an exceptionally long workday, the ladies headed to TEN Café & Bar for a glass of wine and tapas.
It’s kind of hard to believe, but it has been ONE full year since we started our journey as Team Bite of Bermuda, sharing some of the amazing food from eateries around the island. And what a year it has been! To tell a tiny bit of the tale of how we came to be; three food loving friends had some truly enviable times (over some great meals of course) and the more we ate together, the more we wanted to share the Bermuda food story. For more than a year we excitedly went back and forth discussing the premise of biteofbermuda.com and at the end of May 2015 we pressed ‘Post’ for the first time…and haven’t looked back since.
Hola amigos hoy es de 10 de mayo. (Translation, Hello friends, today is May 10th). And that means just a few days ago was Cinco de Mayo, which for many is a great reason to get in touch with their inner Mexican food (and drink) loving selves. And. Well. Who are we to buck tradition and refuse an excuse to sample a little something south of the border, on the eastern end of Front St? Plus as luck and good timing would have it, May 5th also marked the FIRST day that the newly renovated porch at Rosa's would be opening. Win! Win!
You know how some days you want to grab a quick bite, but you’re not looking for anything fancy? Just something good, possibly healthy and not at all pretentious. That was pretty much the vibe the other day when one of us popped by a local institution – The Paraquet Restaurant.
Occupation: Pastry Chef and Owner, Sweet SAAK Bakery
Training: Bermuda College Culinary Arts Programme; Institute of Culinary Education, NYC
Degree: Associates of Culinary Arts, Bermuda College
Have you been for lunch at Port O Call lately?
When the week is rough and the days are long, sometimes it's nice to break up the monotony of those things we call "real jobs" with a real lunch break. You know, the kind where you sit down and order from a menu. Port O Call hasn't been a frequent lunch stop (it's a bit pricier than our typical quick stops, and therefore a bit more of a treat), so we headed in on a recent sunny Friday to see what was on offer for the lunch crowd.
As odd as it may seem, when living in Bermuda it can still be pretty easy to get caught up in the daily hustle and bustle of work, home, family and such (you know, 'responsibilities'). Often, you can lose sight of the fact that we call paradise 'home' and that there is much to be enjoyed with such a privilege. So while weekends may be filled with grocery shopping, laundry, or errands around town, it is still important to pause for a few minutes and find that place where you can sit back, inhale that Bermudaful air, take in stunning vistas and (of course) have a great meal. One such place is Marcus’ Bermuda at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club.
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