WestJet Magazine, the official publication of Canadian airline WestJet, recently highlighted Bermuda for its unique cuisine, offering insight on establishments including Art Mel’s, Jasmine Lounge, Marcus’, SeaSide Grill, and Barracuda Grill.
The story said, “Bermuda’s culinary melting pot is flavoured by the influences of its British founders, as well as substantial Portuguese and Afro-Caribbean communities.
Regarding Art Mel’s, the story said, “Absolutely order the popular fish sandwich from this nondescript takeaway joint. Fried in soybean oil and topped with lettuce, tartar sauce and ripe tomatoes, this snapper dish is incredibly light. Opt for the raisin bread as locals do, but go easy on the scotch bonnet sauce.”
Regarding Jasmine Lounge, the story said, “Afternoon tea is an enjoyable ritual when visiting one of the last remaining colonies in Her Majesty’s empire. It’s an elegant affair at Fairmont Southampton’s Jasmine Lounge, where tea is poured from a stately silver teapot.
“The spread is lavish with tiny sandwiches, petit four and plump scones ready to be dolloped with Devonshire cream and jam.”
Regarding Marcus’, the story said, “Visit the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club outpost of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson to sample inventive remakes of traditional Bermudian dishes such as fish chowder bites and boozy caramelized rum cake. The island is known for its seafood, and the chef’s whole roasted fish is a thing of beauty.”