I just got home from a wonderful night at Bahama Breeze. Beautiful weather, delicious food and tasty cocktails are all I need to relax after a long day at work. Located in a prime spot off the Courtney Campbell Causeway, Bahama Breeze is the best way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and escape to an island paradise, right in your own back yard. With Caribbean inspired dishes, tropical concoctions and breathtaking views, Bahama Breeze is Tampa’s own Caribbean gem.
I was invited to attend a menu preview event to taste two new cocktails which are making their debut on Bahama Breeze’s Legendary Cocktail menu. They had me at “cocktail” and I headed over after a long day at the office. Guests were presented with appetizer menus and we got to order whatever tickled our fancy. The first cocktail I tried was the Yaka Hula Hickey Dula which is named after a Hawaiian love song. With a sweet blend of pineapple juice, Meyers Dark and Bacardi 151 rums, this drink will truly put you into relaxation mode.
I brought my better half with me and we decided on four appetizers off their menu. We started off with Warm Goat Cheese and Flatbread Crisps. Goat cheese is one of my guilty pleasures and this dish was sensational. Served in sweet red pepper cups and served with flatbread crisps, the goat cheese was savory and creamy. I about finished a whole one myself.
Up next were their famous Coconut Shrimp served with Spicy Mustard Sauce. Sweet and savory, you can’t go wrong with this classic dish.
It was time for another cocktail and next we tried the Daisy de Santiago. Similar to a mojito in taste, this cocktail was created by Don Facundo Bacardi and is made with, as you can probably guess, Bacardi, fresh lime juice, mint leaves and Chartreuse liqueur. Seriously refreshing, this was my favorite of the two. I like that it is not too sweet and the Chartreuse gives it an herbal taste.
The crowd-pleasing Firecracker Shrimp was up next. Crispy fried and served with a spicy red pepper sauce, this spicy little number is quite tasty. Buttermilk battered, the shrimp were fried golden brown and tasted amazing when dipped in the red pepper sauce.
Picking the next appetizer was a no-brainer for me since it was a Wednesday and I love to feature chicken wings. When I saw that saw the Jamaican Chicken Wings were offered on our special menu, I squealed with delight since I had been wanting to feature their wings for some time. Plump and juicy, they are rubbed with authentic jerk seasoning, grilled and served with a tangy dipping sauce.
The next time you feel the need to escape without having to travel a long distance, head on over to Bahama Breeze. With a stunning cocktail selection and tasty Caribbean flavors, Bahama Breeze is a favorite among many locals.Share this Post[?]