Our last night in Las Vegas a week or so ago, we met up with friends that recently moved to the area as well. Our friend has been scoping out restaurants to try in the area and recommended that we go to Bahama Breeze, a few short blocks off of the strip (the Husband and I walked there from the Paris.) I’d been to the Bahama Breeze outside of Baltimore with my mom and sister before and, remembering a good meal, looked forward to trying out the Las Vegas version. After a brisk walk to the restaurant, we found our friends waiting at the bar for us. They hadn’t been waiting long, but a table was ready when we walked in.
We ordered a round of drinks and took a look over the menu. The boys got some beers while us girls had some martinis. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the name, but it was yummy! (I couldn’t get the right lighting on it unfortunately.)
Our server read off the specials and one caught the Husband’s eye. I was intrigued by the fact that the offered “lighter portions??? under different sections of the menu. I asked the waiter about this and it pretty much sounded like a lighter portion would be a more reasonable size, possibly even a bit more than I wanted. I ordered the Fresh Pan-Seared Salmon Pasta. The menu described it as passion fruit cream sauce with fresh spinach, basil, tomatoes, and mushrooms on bow tie pasta. The passion fruit in the cream sauce was excellent! And I was right about the lighter portion – a much better size than many restaurant meals, and possibly still a bit too big.
As I mentioned before, the Husband’s ears perked up at the description of the Chef’s special. It was Buttermilk Fried Chicken layered with spinach, tomatoes, and melted cheese served over garlic mashed potatoes and black bean roasted corn salsa. He loved it! One of our friends ordered a grilled chicken dish (perhaps over pineapple?). He had the same thing as the Husband a few days earlier and preferred that dish. He didn’t dislike the one he ordered, though. His wife ordered the Seafood Paella. I think it may have been a bit salty, but she enjoyed the variety and the plentitude of seafood.
Overall, it was a decent dining experience. We had arrived around the same time as a very large party. This caused our meals to take a bit longer to come out. Before we even mentioned anything, our waiter was quite apologetic and brought us warm, crusty bread to enjoy. Luckily, we were too engrossed in catching up to notice too much. By the time our stomachs were grumbling, our food was there.