To begin, the jerk chicken at Pepper Pot Grill and Juice Bar was the best jerk chicken I’ve ever tasted. The thighs were cooked to perfection and the flavors left a nice, gentle, spicy warmth that lasted in the back of my throat as we walked through the beautiful streets of Nassau. Since I am a sucker for plantains, I was thrilled to be presented with the caramelized plantain along side my jerk chicken.
Between all the delicious food stops, Murray shared with us some of the gorgeous island architecture and colors. It was simply beautiful and made returning to dreary Minnesota a bit harsher than normal. Our 4 year old enjoyed much of the walking portion of the tour atop the shoulders of her Daddy. She struggled a bit because the tour coincided with nap time, but she was a trooper and hung in there until the end.
Now, let’s stop lolly-gagging around and get to my favorite stop of the whole tour…..Graycliff Chocolatier. Don’t get me wrong. Every stop was deliciously outstanding, but come on, just looking at these gorgeously hand-painted chocolates has me reliving that “snap” that comes from biting into a quality made chocolate.
These weren’t any boring, regular chocolate confections, mind you. Have you ever experienced a key lime pie filled chocolate? My oh my. Those alone are worth the trip back to Nassau.
Now, this salad from Athena Cafe and Bar (yep, Greek food in the Bahamas!) might look like any normal Greek salad, but please, don’t let that mislead you in any way. This deceptively simple looking salad was packed with kalamata olives and feta cheese straight from Greece. I don’t think I will ever be able to eat American feta again after this experience. Once you’ve experience the real deal, it is nearly impossible to ever go back to an imitation.
From beginning to end, Bites of Nassau Tour with Tru Bahamian Food Tours was worth every penny. It was the perfect mix of completely memorable food, culture, history and architecture. And just to give you even more of an incentive to come experience it all for yourself, Tru Bahamain Food Tours has been kind enough to offer my readers a 15% discount off all bookings made before August 31, 2014. All you need to do is use the coupon code “mykitchenescapades” when making your booking. The promo code is valid for any 2 tickets/order. Please contact Tru Bahamain Food Tours directly at email@example.com to redeem the code. Be sure you come back and tell me about the experiences on your tour. You won’t be disappointed, and that is a promise!