So here I am in Bermuda, attending a conference. Having just landed and arrived at the hotel, I figured going to down to the beach was the first order of business.
Especially since I hadn’t had lunch.
Lunch on the beach!
So I headed down to Fairmont Southampton’s private beach, using the trolley made at our disposal to make the trek.
The Cabana Bar & Grill was not really busy – it was getting close to 2 PM already. It was sunny but fresh and windy.
Nevertheless, a few patrons were enjoying cocktails on the terrace.
The menu was beachy, of course. Interesting items included Shrimp & Avocado Toast, the Beach Burger, the Cajun Shrimp Sandwich.
Strangely, there was a Mediterenean creeping influence, with Mezza and
Chicken Gyro as options.
I zeroed in on the Bermuda Fish Sandwich (20 BD$).
While the cocktail list was inspiring, with names such as the Cabana Ocean
Colada, the Bermuda Sunset, the Carribean Cruise, the Cabana Beach Runner and of course the classic Dark N’ Stormy.
I elected to keep it simple and ordered an On The Rock IPA.
After a few minutes, the sandwich was ready and I brought it on the beach
Here we had big piece of Fried Wahoo, served on a Brioche Bun and garnished with a Pineapple Coleslaw, Tartar Sauce, lettuce and tomatoes.
It was served with either french fries or mixed salad, but I thought the windy beach didn’t call for salad. The french fries were good enough.
The bun was fresh and nicely toasted, a nice vehicle for the sandwich. The Pineapple slaw was not convincing. I would have skipped the lettuce and tomatoes and added more zing to the sandwich. The Tartar sauce was nice but subtle. The star of the dish was the fish.
A thick, firm but tender piece of fried fish, with a crispy batter, holding together nicely. The flavour was mild and delicate, buttery.
A beer, a diet coke and a fish sandwich set me back 45 $BD. Which is on par with the US dollar.
But the view was superb.