Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Bahama Breeze

Friday, January 4, 2008

Food find: Bahama Breeze

This is another unfortunate event in which looks don't match up to substance. It's like driving a hot looking car that sputters and stalls all the time, except the food equivalent.

Tim and I went to the Bahama Breeze in Schaumburg with high hopes -- we both like Caribbean-inspired food and bold, smokey and spicy food. I'm not sure if we got any of that here.

We went New Year's Eve for a quick bite before a fabulous party and hoped to get something tasty. I got the jerk chicken pasta, which is supposed to be sliced chicken breast, asparagus, mushroom and bow tie pasta in a Parmesan herb sauce. Now everything was cooked well -- crunchy asparagus, not chewy chicken and well done pasta. However, there was no spice in the jerk chicken and no herb in the sauce. I just wanted more bite!

Tim ordered a Cuban sandwich and it was all bread, no substance. There was just no flavor -- in the cheese, the meat or the condiments. Sigh. I had such high hopes. At least we had a gift card, a holiday gift from Tim's work place.

But come back tomorrow, I'll be offering some considerably tastier dishes!

1 comment:

Beth said...

I went to Bahama breeze with my daughter, in Raleigh, and it thought it was pretty good. But for the life of me, I can't remember what I had! Must ahve been good, huh? ;) OH! I had a huge burger...it was good! My daughter always gets the portobella nurger and she loves it.