Bermuda Restaurant Weeks has gotten me way busy. On Monday, we went to the eastern end of the island to try the Griffin’s menu at the St. George’s Club.
A decision to go there means you are in for a treat - they boast two menus. One in each in the $32 and $42 menu. We had the opportunity to sample from both categories since we were sharing our experience with you ;)
The main dining room of Griffin’s sets the tone for a romantic evening of great food and fine wine. While this wasn’t the purpose of this particular occasion, the relaxing atmosphere and engaging staff had us there much longer than anticipated - the time flew by!
To start, we had the Onion Tart with the sweetest caramelized onions topped with tomato and creamy goat’s cheese. It was garnished with a healthy portion of dressed greens. Not longer after, our mains came out - Grilled Chicken Breast ($32) and Seared Rockfish ($42).
The Grilled Chicken Breast was stuffed with spinach and goat’s cheese with a creamy dijon mustard sauce and sat on a bed of some of the best garlic mashed potatoes I’ve had. The chicken was tender and tasty with its complementary sauce. What had us unusually excited were the brightly colored veggies cooked just right and full of flavor.
The Seared Rockfish was also a winner. This too, was cooked to perfection with a lemon butter sauce and accompanied by fingerling potatoes and those divine veggies.
Newly appointed local pastry chef, Shirlyn Lamb, serves up a rum cake that we tried our hardest to finish, but our bellies wouldn’t have it. While it tasted really good we did suggest that management permit slightly more liberal use of the rum - because. #RUMcake.
Two wines later, we were greeted by the new executive chef Ian and pastry chef Shirlyn (affectionately known as Bam). Ian graciously shared a couple of his secrets - repeat *secrets* - of his creations, like how the veggies were so perfect and how to make that awesome garlic mash. Bam described her return to the pastry world and offered that there was lots more to come from her.
Allan, the restaurant manager, spoke of some to the exciting cuisine coming soon to the St. George’s Club. He also shared his knowledge of Scotch Whiskey and couldn't resist giving us a sample of Bajan Rum. No doubt a return visit is in order especially since Tapas are on tap in just a couple of weeks as well as craft spirit tastings.
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Bermuda Restaurant Weeks 2018 continues until February 4th. You can find a full listing of menus here.