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.
“Consistent and reliable, and yet full of surprises” - This conflicting statement is pretty accurate when it comes to the Bermuda restaurant institution The Lobster Pot. During the holidays at what would be our last @biteofbermuda team meal of 2015, we sat down for lunch at The Lobster Pot and quite happily experienced this oxymoron for ourselves.
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?!”
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.
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.
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