Disclosure: I was invited to Bahama Breeze in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and may differ from yours.
Half Price Appetizers at Bahama Breeze!
I have never been to Bahama Breeze before Sunday, but have always wanted to go. Did you know that it was World Meteorological Day? Yeah, me neither. But I had to chance to try a Dark ‘n Stormy cocktail, which is something I would have never ordered, because I’m crazy like that and hate trying new things for fear of not liking it. So, today I stepped out of my comfort zone.
Upon arrival, I was greeted by the manager, Kathlene Nutaitis. She was very nice and seemed to have looked forward to our arrival.
We were welcomed by our server, Olga, who by the way is an excellent server. After waitressing for over 30 years, you are able to tell the servers who enjoy what they are doing and the servers who are just there for the money. She definitely enjoys what she is doing with her warm and friendly and upbeat attitude. Thank you Olga for excellent service.
A Dark ‘n Stormy cocktail is a classic cocktail from Bermuda, the Dark ‘n Stormy takes its name from the treacherous waters surrounding the island. Each cocktail is hand-crafted from Gosling Black Seal Rum and ginger soda. When it arrived, it was pretty neat looking, all brown and cream color with a slice of lime and in a good sized cocktail glass I might add.
The Dark ‘n Stormy Cocktail was really good. I have never had ginger soda before, but it was different and definitely something I would order again.
We ordered 4 different appetizers, which are half price Mon. through Fri. 4 – 6 PM. I have ordered appetizers at various restaurants where you get enough for a snack. I have never ordered appetizers that you could actually eat for your meal. They were so big that I even asked if they were larger portions to impress us. I was told that these were the normal size portion that anyone off the street would get on any given day. Wow! was all I could say!
The first appetizer we got was the Classic Cheeseburger Sliders. Served on toasted brioche buns with crisp pickles and topped with caramelized onions and served with mustard aioli. They also had Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sliders and Pulled Pork Sliders. There was four to an order and they were awesome. You could add french fries if you wanted for a small upcharge, but I figured we had plenty of food to try, so maybe next time. Yes, we are already planning our next trip there.
The next appetizer we tried was the Chicken Quesadilla. Sliced chicken with fresh vegetables, griddled and served with tomato salsa and sour cream. These are one of my favorite appetizers, so they are something I order a lot. When my husband finishes eating before I do….you know they were good.
Are you hungry yet? Now that I finished my first drink, I was ready to try something different. But, oh so many choices! I finally settled on the Strawberry-Banana Daiquiri. I’m a sucker for a good frozen drink.
Strawberry, Bananas, Bacardi Rum, Lime juice, and Leroux Banana Liqueur. Yum!
I think Bahama Breeze is the first restaurant that I have ever seen the Head Chef, Andy Santana, come out of the kitchen and walk around to each table to ask how everything was. Now, that’s what I call service!
Our next appetizer was the Beef Empanadas. Handmade pastries filled with savory beef and potatoes and something I NEVER had, but something I will definitely order again. They had a little kick to them, but it wasn’t so much that I couldn’t eat them.
There isn’t a little bit of filling in each one, there was a lot of filling in each one.
Our last appetizer we ordered was the Crispy Onion Rings. A heaping mountain of rings, hand made with Panko breading and shredded coconut flakes. Now, I bet you are thinking…what’s so special about onion rings? Well, they weren’t just any ordinary onion rings, first off, they were huge and the breading with the shredded coconut gives them a little added flavor. Well worth ordering.
So, after eating most of that, we had to take some of it home. It was a lot of food. But, we found out we weren’t done yet! Nope, Andy brought us out a piece of Rebecca’s Key Lime Pie, homemade with brown sugar crust and golden meringue. They are freshly made each morning and are ready by lunch.
Believe it or not, after living in Florida for almost 11 years…I have never tried Key Lime Pie. What I did know though, is that Key Lime Pie ISN’T supposed to be green. Nope, it’s supposed to be on the yellow side. If it’s green, then it’s not real Key Lime Pie.
It was absolutely delicious. And even though we were both already full…we ate it anyway. Thank goodness he only brought one piece for us to split.
I was supposed to go food shopping on the way home, but instead just went home.
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how much we enjoyed everything and are looking forward to our next visit which will definitely be during the half price appetizers hours, Mon. through Fri. 4 -6 PM. I’m sure we will try something different, like maybe one of their signature appetizers, Firecracker Shrimp, Skillet Simmered Jerk Shrimp or the Habanero Chicken Wings.