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Restaurant Weeks Review: Island Brasserie

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[Written by Mikaela Ian Pearman]

Restaurant Weeks is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier! My first stop was Barracuda Grill and it was excellent to say the least. They set the bar pretty high. Thankfully, my second stop was also very good.

For restaurant number two, I decided to invite a friend to dine with me at Island Brasserie at Rosewood Bermuda. The menu included items from the regular menu for the awesome price point of $52 for three courses. WIN!

First, we stopped at the Gin Bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. There was live ukulele music and the space was busy. After the drink, we went upstairs to indulge.

Menu offerings included Bermuda Benedicts, Creamy Bermuda Onion Soup, Pan Roasted Local Catch Francaise, Classic Steak Au Poivre, Banana Crème Brûlée, Bermuda Carrot and Avocado Ice Cream and more. As you can see, we were in for a real treat.

For starters, I went with the Bermuda Onion Soup. The soup was sort of deconstructed with onions crisps, onion purée and Gruyère crouton plated in the bowl while the cream veloute was poured on top at the table. The soup was creamy, decadent, savory and just absolutely incredible! I could’ve easily eaten another bowl.

For my main course, I stepped outside the box and had the steak. I haven’t eaten steak in years but I’ve decided that 2022 is my year to say yes to more things. It was an excellent choice.

Here’s the description: Pan Fried Long Island Strip Steak simmered in a green peppercorn and brandy sauce with roasted potatoes and broccoli. I ordered the steak medium and it was seared perfectly – a beautiful caramelized crust and well seasoned.

The sauce was creamy and a bit spicy thanks to the peppercorns. I also added a side of truffle and black garlic mash to make for an even better dish. This was the perfect steak for me even though I would normally choose fillet.

Finally for dessert, I chose the Ginger Beer Cake with toasted coconut, mango purée and caramel ice cream. It was plated beautifully and was delicious. The spice in the cake went went with the caramel ice cream and the acidity of the mango purée.

Overall, this was a wonderful meal. Island Brasserie was buzzing with guests, which was great to see in these pandemic times. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a date night or even a catch up dinner with friends. The menu is incredible value and you will thoroughly enjoy your meal.

*Island Brasserie is in the $52 category.

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