By Jen Lewallen
Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas creates a legendary experience in every aspect. From their thrilling Aquaventure water park to the luxurious accommodations, all set on its massive open-air marine waterscape that’s home to over 50,000 marine animals, Atlantis vacations feel like something out of a myth. Even their world-class cuisine is a dream come true, and now is the best time to taste it all with their new all-inclusive experience, available for a limited time only. With breakfast, lunch, and dinner included every day of your stay, we’ve narrowed down the top bites you need to try during your visit.
Conch Chowder, Bahamian Club
You’re sure to see evidence of these sea snails all over the Bahamas. Their pearly-pink shells are sold as souvenirs in gift shops and along the seaside right from fisherman’s boats, so it’s a must-try for anyone visiting this island nation. Don’t let the word “snail” turn you off. Conch has the texture of clams or muscles with a fresh sweetness that’s heaven from the sea. Head to Bahamian Club for dinner to try their fantastic Conch Chowder. The tomato-based soup simmers tender pieces of conch with thyme and root vegetables for one of the most delicious preparations of this delicacy. We recommend it as an appetizer for their Taste of India entrée and the tart Florida Key Lime Pie for dessert.
Peaches & Cream French Toast, Olives
Atlantis’ Olives restaurant serves up scrumptious meals at all hours of the day, but stop in for one mouth-watering morning. Housemade pastries, sizzling brown sugar cured bacon, and fresh eggs made your way are all excellent options, but spoil yourself with their Peaches & Cream French Toast. Thick slices of Texas toast are accompanied with a sweet peach and orange chutney. Top it off with vanilla bean whipped cream to complete the perfect start to your day.
Pulled Carolina Pork Sandwich, Virgil’s BBQ
Virgil’s family-style restaurant channels their inspiration from the rich barbecue traditions of Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, and the Carolinas. Tender meats covered in a variety of rubs and marinades are smoked in house over oak, hickory, and fruit woods. Grab a seat for lunch and try their traditional Pulled Carolina Pork sandwich that will leave you full and satisfied for the rest of your afternoon adventures. Order a side of Hush Puppies – another southern staple of cornmeal dough fried into wonderful little cakes – with maple syrup butter as an ideal complement to your sandwich.
Saltimbocca Alla Romana, Casa D’Angelo
With so much to do and see at Atlantis, Paradise Island, your action-packed days will certainly have you craving a feast for dinner. Casa D’Angelo whips up tasty Italian plates of pasta and meats that are just what you need. Fill up on their Saltimbocca Alla Romana, a generous helping of veal cutlets and Parma ham covered in a decadent white wine sauce, accompanied by broccolini and roasted potatoes. Buon Appetito!
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Coconut Cake Roll, Chop Stix
Add a little Asian flare to your Caribbean getaway, and head to Chop Stix for dinner. After munching on Crispy Duck Salad, Pork Spare Ribs, and Kung Pao Chicken, you’ll need a delectable dessert to finish your meal. The Coconut Cake Roll combines the flavors of this iconic tropical nut with a relish made of lychee, an Asian fruit with an acidic yet sweet flavor, drizzled with a rich chocolate sauce. Trust us – this exotic treat will leave you wanting seconds.
Atlantis, Paradise Island has legendary experiences around every turn, right down to its world-class cuisine. Taste these delicious bites and other foodie favorites now before Atlantis’ all-inclusive experience sinks back into the sea. Contact your local travel consultant today to “discover what’s lost” in the Bahamas.