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Lunch at Bahama Breeze
My parents love Bahama Breeze and the one they go to is at Lake Buena Vista. As it is usually very busy at night there is often a long wait for tables so is not always a good choice when we have tired girls with us. This is why we decided to take them to a late lunch here one day after our shopping trip to Premium Outlets.
We had discovered that although they do not take reservations we could phone ahead and put our name on the list. With this in mind we took their phone number with us and called as we were finishing our shopping. The number for the Buena Vista one is 407 938 9010 and I believe you can also call ahead at the one on International Drive 407 248 2499.
Bahama Breezes slogan is ' At Bahama Breeze there are no worries, just happy, friendly people and island hospitality' and once you have been there and met their friendly attentive staff and enjoyed the atmosphere you will agree they have got it right.
This is a Caribbean themed restaurant and has a fantastic wooden deck outside where you can sit and relax with one of their drinks before or after your meal. Most evenings live music is available and you can feel a real party atmosphere.
Inside there is a tropical setting inspired by Caribbean architecture. You will find spacious dining rooms with high ceilings. Look up and you will see a tin roof and 20 ft palm trees which gives it even more of an island theme.
The kitchen is where the cooking takes place is on view to all. My Mother sat quietly for ages mesmerized at watching the chefs at work and seeing the dishes they produced.
There is a fantastic selection of drinks you really are spoilt for choice. Mom and I enjoyed their own cocktail which was called the Bahamarita. It was a margarita with Cuervo Gold, fresh kiwi, mango and strawberry ices, I can taste it now! The girls and my Dad had lemon breeze which is made with freshly squeezed sugar cane and fresh lemons.
It takes ages to go through all the menu there are so many delicious meals on it. We decide to share some starters and really enjoyed some Roasted Cuban Bread with vine tomatoes, Habenero Wings (nice and spicy) and their new Shrimp Island Flatbread.
The girls, who had devoured most of the Shrimp Flatbread, decided to share an Oak Grilled Chicken sandwich which looked fantastic. Dad had Bahamian Grilled Steak Kabobs (Caribbean for kebabs) accompanied by mushrooms, onions, peppers, squash and yellow rice.
Mom who had eaten here many times before suggested we shared a salad which was a Bahamian Grilled Chicken with Greens. It was do delicious and was chicken breast, mushrooms, onions, peppers and squash over mixed greens with vine-ripened tomatoes and vinaigrette.
Only the girls had room for dessert and they each had Rebecca’s Key Lime Pie and I must admit they needed a little help form Granddad.
If you do go here remember portions are huge and if you have any leftovers at the end of your meal your server will be only too pleased to give you a doggy bag to take them home in.
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