Last night I ventured out to Raleigh to meet up with Sherrie (a friend I taught with here in NC). She moved to the big city last year and has since taken it upon herself to search out all the relaxing spots to eat and drink, and we landed at Bahama Breeze for an early dinner.
Oddly enough, considering how many food adventures Elise and I have, this was my first time with Caribbean food. As a result of this experience, I WILL be hunting down a Caribbean restaurant in Dallas as soon as humanly possible.
The menu was chock full of amazing dishes including appetizers of baked goat cheese, coconut shrimp, and entrees of jerk chicken, kebabs, and steak prepared any way imaginable. I decided on the seafood paella. I lust after paella any time I see it prepared on TV, so I jumped at the chance for a big dish of my own. The rice was delightfully spicy and the dish was filled with mussels, chicken, spicy sausage, shrimp, scallops, and fresh fish. Paired with a Bahamarita (the very tip-top in the pic...the multicolored fiesta of a drink), it was a luscious, extremely filling meal.
And the best part? I somehow managed to miss every bit of the Raleigh traffic. Say a little "amen" with me!
Today: reading The Secret Garden for next week's class, writing some things for Estella and waiting to hear if B. will be able to come home tonight. *crossing fingers*