Friday night found us in Ft. Lauderdale at Seawatch. The magic of the place being on the ocean was lost on our group as the darkness hid all views of the water. We arrived about 7:30 and were a party of 10. Four of us arrived several minutes before the rest of the group and had some drinks at the upstairs bar. When everyone else arrived we were seated downstairs. The menu had plenty of tempting choices and I decided to try one of the local dishes as an appetizer.
The Bahamian Conch Fritters were four nice-sized meaty and flavorful. They came with two complimentary dipping sauces.
This, by the way, is a conch shell. Conch Fritters are made with the meat found inside these shellfish. It is mixed with other ingredients such as onions, peppers, cloves, celery, assorted spices and a dash of cayenne pepper to create delicious appetizers.
My entree was the Blackened Mahi Mahi, served with Cajun spices, drawn butter, roasted cippollini onions and grilled peppers. It also came with a side of mashed potatoes. The fish was tender, flaky and full of great Cajun flavors. The potatoes were the perfect partner and the entire meal was delicious. I was thrilled with my choice and truly felt I had made the right selection.
I didn’t get any pictures of other meals as it would have been to difficult to chronicle 10 dinners. Afterall, I am on vacation here! I do know that Joe B. was not thrilled with his Florida Grouper and Joe S. had to send his steak back because it wasn’t cooked to his liking. he was also not a fan of the french fries (thin ones, he likes them thick and meaty).
I think there are enough choices to make Seawatch a good choice for dinner in Ft. Lauderdale and as I mentioned before, my meal was excellent.