Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Best Soft Shell Crab - Ever!!

This summer I drove down to Florida and stopped into a restaurant on Sanibel Island next to Fort Meyers and Captiva called Red Fish Blue Fish. I was greeted by a very nice and personable waitress, Amy Wayne Wright who had recently remodeled and sold her home.

I sat at the bar, which was the best seat as it is a direct view into the kitchen as you can see in the picture above. I got to talk to my chef, a very sweet, and pretty blond - Melissa Talmage. Melissa was very personable and is the new executive chef who had revamped the tasting menu.

Everything I had was spectacularly delicious! I even got to watch Melissa make my dinner which was very cool. I had the duck which was moist and juicy! I also had the most incredible soft shell crab!! I love soft shell crab and Melissa made this crab so well that I can still envision it several weeks later!

For dessert I ate the Chocolate Mousse which was also made by Melissa. The plate was decorated with carmeled pineapples. Really beautiful!

The wine that Amy was serving me was really incredible too - a pinot blanc. There was a ton of wine in the restaurant - stacked against the wall. Red Fish Blue Fish obviously has really good taste in food and drinks!

Red Fish Blue Fish is a definite stop on the map for good food and wine. I will have to stop here again to eat the next time I find myself on Sanibel Island.