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With all the beautiful picture perfect scenery and waters of Bermuda, one cannot go without at least dining al fresco at LEAST once.  While out in St. George, we stumbled upon a restaurant called Carriage House with an outside dining section that faces the ocean.  Even the inside dining room had so much sun exposure from all directions, it was almost as good as dining outside.  Our waiter and server were really attentive and checked up on us pretty frequently. 

There was nothing special about our food though.  Perhaps it’s because we went for lunch that we found the weather to be a bit unimaginative.  Everything on the lunch menu could basically be found in any Continental restaurant.  There was a cold peach soup special that was particularly tasty though. 

I got to try Bermuda’s infamous fish chowder here.  I couldn’t decide on what to eat so I ordered mozzarella sticks with salad and raspberry vinaigrette.  I thought my mozzarella sticks were going to come in a big bed of salad, like the calamari salads I’m used to, but obviously I was wrong.  The raspberry vinagrette was really tasty, especially since there were tiny chunks of raspberries in it.  It would’ve been better if I had more salad to use it on.  The fish chowder was much blander than I expected.  It’s suppose to come with hot sauce and rum [usually it’s given on the side for the customer to adjust to his/her taste buds], but this one was already mixed in.  I could taste a hint of fish in the chowder, nothing too overwhelming due to all the spices [in fact, it was over peppered] in the actual chowder and there were actual bits of shredded fish in there.  McTwinkle got the honey fried chicken, which was basically fried chicken with honey literally squeezed on top of it.  It’s a very simple honey fried chicken recipe, but I must say kudos to a tasty simple recipe. 

carriage house

carriage house inside 
exposed brick walls & those chandeliers give off a very rustic feel

cheese sticks

fish chowder

chicken tenders
store bought chicken tenders & canned beans

fried chicken
I stole most of that potato salad =P

the view
the view- and no, that hoodie was NOT necessary

On our last night, Anna decided we should have Italian for dinner and I figured, why not?  We went to Portofino in Hamilton City [you seriously can’t escape this part of Bermuda].  The space is very cozy with a enclosed outdoor seating area and lots of photos all over the walls of the beach inside.  I had the veggie risotto- slow cooked to yummy goodness, but way too filling for me to finish the whole thing.  I also ordered two slices of bruschetta, but it was disappointing because it tasted hard, stale, and flavorless.  I took one bite and winced in digust.  Kamordered linguine carbonara, which is linguine in cream sauce with parmigiana and bacon.  I got her hooked on the one from Arturo’s so she felt like she had to order it here.  Looking over the menu again, it’s a miracle any dish escaped cream-less. 

portofino 

inside portofino 

bruschetta

 risotto

carbonara

Well, I believe that concludes the majority of my foodings in Bermuda.  Would it be surprising if I told you that I’m going away, yet again?  Yep- McTwinkle and I are off to the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas for Memorial Day weekend.  For now, I’ll leave you with a little visual keepsake from Bermuda. 

bermuda

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