Sunday, March 23, 2008

Shopping and Bahama Breeze

Aunt Jan and Grandma are in town for Easter weekend and it's our tradition to go shopping in search of a new dress for Easter. So early Saturday morning, Maggie, aunt Jan, and Nancy (Grandma) picked me up at my house and off to the stores we went. After a couple shops, we really didn't find anything we particularly liked but more importantly, we were hungry and very thirsty.
As soon as our parched lips touched a Pineapple Mojito and Bahamarita (pictured above), a frozen margarita with Cuervo Gold Tequila and real kiwi, mango and strawberry ices, we were satisfied and ready to settle down for lunch at Bahama Breeze. (If you are looking for something refreshing to drink that is non-alcoholic, I suggest the Lemon Breeze which is lemonade made with fresh-squeezed sugar cane juice.)

[Pineapple Mojito: crushed spearmint, fresh lime, pineapple juice, fresh-squeezed sugar cane and Bacardi Light Rum; garnished with a stick of sugar cane.]
The day was perfectly sunny so we sat on the patio of Bahama Breeze on Flamingo Boulevard just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. I've been to Bahama Breeze several times and love the look of the restaurant which resembles a sugar cane factory. The inside of the restaurant has a tropical feel with colorful fans, palm trees, bamboo, and an super high sky-lit ceiling with music from the islands of the Caribbean to get you moving.
Not in the mood to eat their generous helping of lunch entrées , we ordered appetizers to nibble on. Their thick-cut, coconut-breaded Island Onion Rings served with chili-horseradish and citrus mustard dipping sauces...
One of my favorite must-haves every time I go to Bahama Breeze: habañero wings tossed in a spicy habañero pepper barbecue sauce. Our waitress even brought us some kickin' hot sauce for an added splash of fire and flavor!
Then we had Fire-Roasted Jerk shrimp simmered in garlic-thyme butter with warm Cuban break for dunking.

Properly fed, we head towards the Bellagio Botanical Gardens to admire the spring display...


Rose DesRochers said...

That food is making me hungry and the drinks look great.

Daly said...

Even though I was stuffed from lunch, looking at the photos made me hungry all over again...LOL!!