Friday, January 18, 2013

Bon Appetit

Wow I am way behind on some posts and I don't plan on catching up tonight. But a recently visited restaurant has been on my mind since we had lunch there a few weeks ago. I don't want to miss this opportunity to tell you about it, although in an abbreviated version. 

Our weather has been beautiful the last few weeks and it seemed like an appropriate time to head to downtown Dunedin and get a table on the water (OK, overlooking the water) at one of this restaurant's outside tables. 

Bon Appétit sits at the end of Main Street in downtown Dunedin directly on the waterfront. It was a beautiful day with temps in the mid to high 70s, lovely blue skies and a light breeze coming off the bay. It couldn't have been a more perfect day, especially in January, and it doesn't get much better that this.

The food was an all star supporting player is the already great day. Frank started his meal with a light, flavor-intense Crab Bisque, which he let me taste. Great I say! He followed that with an equally tasty dish of Truffle Mac & Cheese which I tried to steal from him. (jk)

I dove head first into their version of a lobster roll. Actually it was a open faced lobster roll which is on their daily menu. The "roll' was a slice of toast piled with the chunky, lightly-dressed lobster salad. The salad was very tasty and you could concentrate on enjoying the lobster meat instead of the usual large toasted hot dog bun. If I didn't know better, this could have been a creation of Jacque Pepin.

The small town of Dunedin is loaded with good restaurants and deserves a visit to see the town and try some of the restaurants. 

That is all I'm saying.