Indulging in Bermuda’s Island Flavor
Sun and sand give you a completely different vibe than most other places where you might live or visit. The same is true for island flavors.
More than ever before, you can now experience island flavors in big cities, like New York or London. There, you’ll find a friendly islander making up a batch of delicious jerk chicken. In fact, today, you’ll find Bermudians all over the world serving fish cakes alongside rum. There is something very unique and delicious about island flavors, and once you’ve sampled them, you’ll feel opened up to a whole new perspective.
Once the tastes hit your tongue, the amazing combination will have you digging into your food until you’re scraping the last bits off your plate and wishing there were more.
In Bermuda, locals will have you salivating with their tales of codfish and potatoes, tomatoes, avocado, boiled eggs, and bananas. At first, you may hear these foods and think that fish and bananas don’t sound like your average dish. But once the tastes hit your tongue, the amazing combination will have you digging into your food until you’re scraping the last bits off your plate and wishing there were more.
Occasionally–and especially if you’re on vacation–you may wash this dish down with a refreshing cup of Rum Swizzle, which is the drink that Bermudians proudly boast about. It’s a sweet combination of fruit juices, grenadine, and Bermudian Gosling’s Rum. But don’t forget that it contains alcohol, too. I can promise that it will sneak up on you no matter how fruity the drink tastes!
Bermudians love hospitality and island flavors are ingrained in that part of our culture. If you find yourself blessed enough to be in the company of islanders, be sure try the local food. It’s an experience you won’t regret.
Find out where the locals eat, order something spicy, sample the rum, soak up the sun, and feel the island inside of you! Once you experience the island flavor, you’ll keep coming back for more.
Top Photo By Abe Kleinfeld