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.

4 comments:

winslow1204 said...

Wahoo.. thats only about 20 minutes from where I live.. All the restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva are amazing!!

ilovedcblog said...

Fabulous! The food is really incredible!! Make sure to tell the executive chef, Melissa Talmage, that Stephanie Willson said the food was truly art and highly recommended.

David-Diana Mom said...

Fabulous! The food is really incredible!! Make sure to tell the executive chef, Melissa Talmage, that Stephanie Willson said the food was truly art and highly recommended.

Patricia said...

Don't go to Red Fish Blue Fish in high season (Feb 2008); they rush you through way too fast. They must make most of their profit during this time, so they turn the tables quickly. The food was good (not excellent), but we felt very shortchanged on service.