Sunday, November 4, 2012

Florida Eats and Good Treats

By Christy

Last week mom and I got the privilege of going to a destination wedding for one of our close family friends in Marco Island, Florida. It was a fabulous wedding all around: Great people, beautiful views, a fun wedding, and awesome food.  Obviously the good food is something we felt we had to share. lol One of the most delicious things on the agenda was the rehearsal dinner at Cafe De Marco. We got to feast like the locals at the locally owned restaurant chowing down on things such as crab stuffed mushrooms, shrimp cocktail, artichoke dip, lobster bisque, oysters, lobster, grouper, scallops, crab cake, key lime pie… it was someone from an inland state's seafood dream and probably one of the best seafood meals I have ever eaten. 

The food at the wedding located at the Marriott's Marco Island Resort,was just as good and we got things such as mini beef wellingtons, coconut chicken, miniature loaded potatoes, coconut grouper, jerk chicken, and shrimp alfredo and italian sausage marinara pasta. 

Another delicious meal we had was in Port Charlotte, FL at Laishley Crab House. Even though mom almost got attacked by birds on the patio in at attempt to steal her fries, still didn't change the fact we left quite satisfied. We got Sea Scallop Sliders and a Asian Grouper Salad. They were both awesome and now that we have been away from the coast a few days I am craving some of these delicious entrees as we speak. No seafood in Nashville puts a candle to some of the great meals we had on our short vacation. 

Do any of you all have any great local eateries in your hometown or a favorite dining location when you are on vacation?

No comments: