According to my mommy and one of my best friends, I’m always eating. Like, they really think they know me! I mean they do, but still. What else can you expect from “Ya Fave Festival Girl”? I have to eat. As a child, I was an extremely picky eater. At 16, I visited Luciano’s for lunch and tried calamari for the first time and that opened the door, or my palate really for foodie adventures. Fast forward a few years and I found myself regularly posting reviews on TripAdvisor, having people ask me for lunch and dinner recommendations, asking my friends to take photos of their food whenever we went out and just a little taste of whatever they got, of course. Like, I have to try it too. I figured with all the food photos I have in my phone and reviews all in my head, it was time to write. I’m happy to introduce my new blog series: Dining with Derencia!
For years, I’ve read and heard about amazing experiences at Sapodilla Restaurant. Located way West Bay Street after Sandyport, heading in the direction of the caves, sits this delightful culinary masterpiece. Service was impeccable from the moment I arrived at the entrance. Everyone welcomed you with a friendly smile and the ambiance was so nice. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant for a birthday celebration, special date night or if you just want a great meal.
We started the night off with cocktails while being serenaded with sounds from the piano. I always look at the menu online before visiting a restaurant. I guess, it’s the planner in me that wants to be prepared or at least have an idea of my options. After reviewing the menu, I ordered the Lobster Bisque and New York Steak. My date ordered the French Onion Soup and Chicken Francese. We also got the Classic Caesar salad (which is tossed in the front of you, talk about dinner and a show) and a Heavenly Apple for dessert to share.
Everything we had was delicious! Even the johnny bread. For the first time in a long time, every single item took me to paradise. But, that’s what you would expect from a fine dining restaurant, right? I know that sometimes when we hear “fine dining”, we automatically think that it’s super expensive and the bill is going to be $1000. However, when comparing similar and even some casual dining restaurants (see: Titan Hospitality) their prices were almost exact. For example, appetizers were about $15, some entrees were as low at $35 and dessert started at $10. The portions were huge and I was able to enjoy my leftovers for lunch the next day.
Special shout outs to Giles, Steady and Raddy, the “3 Amigos”! They made our dining experience even more memorable with great service and Giles even gave us a tour of the breathtaking grounds. The verdict is in, Sapodilla is definitely a win.