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Reggae Fest at Bahama Breeze

I was invited by Bahama Breeze to preview Reggae Fest at Bahama Breeze. All opinions are my own. 

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to check out Reggae Fest at Bahama Breeze. I was craving a trip to the Caribbean themed restaurant a few weeks earlier, so this visit was the perfect time to check out their limited edition Reggae Fest menu.

I’ve been a fan of Caribbean food since my first trip to the islands in 2012 where I fell in love with the fresh and spicy flavors. The Jamaican-inspired dishes at Bahama Breeze did not disappoint. To get the party started, we tried the Reggae Punch, a fruity drink made triple sec, pineapple juice, strawberry, passion fruit and the Major Lazer edition of Bacardi rum. The edge of the glass was rimmed with sugar in the colors of the Jamaican flag. This drink was delish and was perfect to sip on while enjoying the live Caribbean music in the background. I also tried the Ultimate Pineapple made with Spiced Rum, Coco López and Bacardi Black Rum swirled with strawberry ice and served in a freshly cut pineapple. If you are looking for an Instagram-worthy drink, this is it!

Our meal started out with several appetizers, including the Island Hopper (A combination of Island favorites, Jamaican chicken wings, crispy coconut shrimp, onion rings and conch fritters. Served with citrus-mustard, jerk BBQ sauce and roasted pineapple chutney.), Skillet-simmered Jerk Shrimp and the Crab Stack. We also got to taste their empanadas, which were to die for! My favorite bite were the conch fritters. They were done to perfection, just like in the Caribbean.

Our entrees consisted of the Taste of Jamaica, which was a huge plate of  jerk chicken, pulled jerk pork, beef empanadav xc, braised greens, sweet plantains, white rice and black beans. We also tried the Braised Short Rib and Oxtail (yes, I tried Oxtail and actually liked it!), Jamaican Stuffed Plantain (perfect for Vegetarians) and the Jerk Chicken Pasta.

We ended our meal with a huge slice of Key Lime Pie. Bahama Breeze makes their Key Lime Pie in-house every single morning. It was tangy and delicious!

What I love about Bahama Breeze is that they are very accommodating to different diets and allergies. I am currently limiting my gluten and dairy intake and they were happy to substitute anything on the menu to make it gluten and dairy free for me. They even have a decent gluten-free menu in addition to part of their regular menu.

Reggae Fest is only at Bahama Breeze until July 22nd, so be sure to stop by and enjoy the limited edition dishes and live music they have playing every Saturday. It’s the perfect summer date night.

 

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