Miss. Delicious #66 : The infamous Blue Sail beach restaurant!
Dear Steemit friends :
To sustain a good level of energy for quality vacationing, one must consume not only enough food but also quality food.
In the Bahamas, big fancy hotels do not necessarily serve the quality foods one might seek. It is actually quite a surprise to find that Burgers / Sandwiches and Fries remain very popular dining choices. Certainly providing some familiarity to the state side visitors.
Of course, I have nothing against Burgers and Fries - they too can be very fine in quality and taste, but I really wanted more opportunity to try the local foods offering more Bahamian style dishes.
Today I'd like to take us on a quick journey to a local restaurant on the main island of Nassau.
Situated by Sandyport Beach, Blue Sails is a beach restaurant that offers spectacular views of the adjacent beach and sea.
Because of its vicinity to the ocean, it isn't hard to reason that the beach restaurant serves some of the freshest seafood around. Indeed, this is one of the reputations this little establishment has come to be known for.
The main seating area mimics the layout of a deck on a boat, the wooden floorboards, the large windows overlooking the ocean all give a sense of being on a boat.
Other than the white walls, and white finish on the tables, everything else is contrasted with blue cushions, cutlery, and table utensils.
Let's see the menu!
One of their specialities is Wood oven fired Pizza, mostly featuring Mediterranean style pizza's.
They also have a really nice drinks menu.
As you can see, aside from the classics, there are also some local Bahamian Cocktails to tickle your fancy.
The drinks menu is also hand plaited which is a craft the locals are known for. It's often seen in other products like mini bags, baskets and hats.
The drinks and cocktails can be bought and enjoyed at the 360 bar.
First up, we have the conch chowder soup. Perhaps the favourite starter that I have come to love in Bahamian cuisine.
I really like my soups to be thick and full of texture. As you can see, this conch chowder did not disappoint!
Next, the rocket salad with roasted tomatoes.
Next up, we have the cocktails!
The one on the left is Pina Colada, my all time favourite cocktail and one I always enjoy whilst travelling to exotic and tropical islands.
On the right we have the Blue Sails Cooler. It's a pretty accurate description of the ocean waters in Bahamas, extremely rich blue colour and packing a reasonable punch!
Oh, and of course, the Cherry on top is exactly that !
The first of the mains is the Curried Shrimps with fresh ginger, Cilantro, Okra & Coconut Milk. Even though it is a curry, the sauce is actually very mild. It tastes more milky than spicy - exactly the way I like it!
Tastes every bit as good as it looks. The prawns just dissolve in your mouth, seamlessly mixing with the curry and herbal sauce.
The star of the show has got to be this Fillet of Hog Snapper with Strawberry and Mango Salsa.
Prior to visiting Bahamas, I had never tasted the Snapper fish before. The Bahamian variety has a pretty unique taste which can only be described as pure bliss. With the water quality of the oceans here, the fish has taken on a new level of freshness that I have yet to fully appreciate.
Whats more, the Strawberry and Salsa dressing totally took me by surprise. Fresh Strawberries on the fish fillets, served on a bed of fried Plantain? Absolutely delectable.
Crispy Conch Fritters complete the meal as sides. I have to say, the Bahamian delicacies really love using conch, and why not? The conch meat is firm and white with a somewhat chewy texture, fried with peppers and onions then battered with flour, this dish is the Bahamian equivalent of the Indian Bhaji.
What an incredible night time experience the Blue Sail beach restaurant has to offer. Bahamian food is beginning to titillate my taste senses. The romantic atmosphere, the unique food, the ardent location, together forms a dining experience one can only expect from one of the most well received restaurants in Nassau.
It's such a shame that I couldn't visit during the day for some majestic day time scenery. But, just to give you an idea of the spectacular views you can expect if you decide to come during the day, here are some pictures from the official website showing how splendid the seaside views can be.
The coral reefs draw such a contrast to the gleaming blue and shallow water, as if forming a stripey coat pattern in the sea.
The blue theme extends to the seating area and dining utensils, perfectly framing the restaurant against the backdrop of endless natural blues in the water and the sky.
For those wanting the most romantic dining experience, the pier walkway leads to an ultra exclusive dining hut, right in the middle of the ocean.
I really wish my next visit, someone could take me there!
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