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Fancy dining with top notch wines.
The baroness and I are dining at Fourways in Paget. History is in the walls. The original building dates back to 1727.
Executive Chef, Tommy Poh is considered to be one of the very best in Bermuda. And the wine list is the best in Bermuda, especially if you measure by the selection of high end wines. The representation of vintage Bordeaux, Italian, and California are exceptional. We opted for a half bottle chablis to go with grilled salmon for her and a seafood trio (scampi, scallops, crab cakes) for myself. Live piano serenaded us in the background. The next table was having a birthday celebration and two of them had the classic Chateaubriand. It looked very nice from my vantage point. We finished with their specialty soufflé. Perfect.
This restaurant does it all the traditional way, with quality in every aspect of the experience, from food to wine to attentive service. Next visit, I’d like to go back for their well known Sunday brunch!
The baroness and I are starting our Bermuda visit in St. George’s. There are a number of dining experiences we want to try. Tempest on Water Street is at the top of our list.
The venue has nice exposed brick inside. The overall visual impression is bright and cheerful. It’s right on the water, so the view out the windows is a bonus too. The hostess, servers, and proprietor Mark are all friendly and helpful. They are on to some cutting edge styles and techniques to their creative cuisine here. And the wine list has only the best wines from an affordable range. It’s a fun, upbeat wine list. She starts with Aix Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix En Provence and I go for the Duckhorn Decoy, Sauvignon Blanc. Both are stunners.
Duckhorn pairs beautifully with the tiger shrimp and scallops; the rosé goes nicely with the Rockfish. Both come with very tasty vegetables and mashed potatoes. Really tasty! This restaurant could be in Paris, the food is so good! Both wines are truly memorable.
Wonderful location directly on St. George’s Harbour in this beautiful UNESCO world heritage site. Update: Now that our visit to Bermuda is nearly over, I can compare with the rest. This turned out to be one of the best of our Bermuda visit. We loved this experience!