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Food and Fun at Sandals Negril, May 2005Author: Host DebbieH103 (More Trip Reviews by Host DebbieH103)
Date of Trip: May 2005
Here are details from my tripto Sandals Negril with an afternoon at Beaches Negril.
Sandals Negril Bayside Dinner
They had a menu that was 100% seafood one night. We chose to dine out on the patio overlooking the ocean. You could also dine under the fans and still have a view of the ocean. A number of guests had insect repellant at their table, and we wish we had it with us. The mosquitoes were out. Todd was bitten here. I was not.
We ordered four courses here. I felt so great the whole dinner. It was so romantic and festive, and we needed the relaxation.
For appetizer, I had the crab cake. It was pretty good and was lighter in taste than what we get here in Houston. Todd had the melon with shrimp. He had a nice plate of fruit with two shrimp.
We both had the shrimp bisque. We both enjoyed it. Todd thought it was a little tomatoey, but I did not. We could taste the shrimp, and it was in a similar consistency to the good Sandals soups we are used to (like pumpkin, etc.).
The entrée choices included tuna Wellington, some grilled fish, and a number of seafood medleys. I had the Caribbean seafood medley. Todd ordered the seafood in puff pastry. They said they were out of puff pastry, though people did get the tuna Wellington. They served him the contents! We had scallops, shrimp, etc. The dishes were similar, but the sauces were different. I liked mine better.
Before that, I had a green salad, and Todd had fried fish fingers. They first brought me no dressing. Eventually, I was able to get vinaigrette.
The band began playing '70s tunes at 8pm, and we enjoyed hearing songs that we like.
Oriental Night at Bayside
We went to the Oriental night at Bayside. Todd didn't really want to go there when he saw some of the items laid out ready to be served. I should have listened to him. This was not our best meal.
The Chinese menu looked better than it was. We shared scallops, shrimp and spring roll appetizers. The scallops were not as cooked as we would have liked. The spring roll was more like a burrito. For salad, I had cucumber and tomato. That is exactly what it was, no lettuce or anything. Todd had chicken wings. They were served cold. Soup was called chicken and egg. It was good but tasted Jamaican, not Chinese. For entree, Todd ordered the tenderloin medium. It was cooked past that. It was served with mashed potatoes and stir-fried veggies. I had vegetarian noodles. It was boring, so I didn't eat much. Jazz was on about 8pm, warming up for Elvis.
Sandals Negril Kimonos
We were seated with six people from New York-- four were together. There was another couple, too. Most were honeymooners. We had a fun time, but it was not as good of a meal as a Benihana. For appetizers, they offered a couple of sushi plates, spring rolls, or some chicken dish. We ordered the spring rolls. They came with a hot chili sauce. It was two small pieces and it was not that Oriental.
We had a miso soup. This was brown in color and was very good. Our salad had the ginger dressing and was greens with tomatoes. For the entrée, they cooked shrimp, scallops, beef, marlin, and chicken.
Our cook was Omar. He sang throughout the whole meal. At first, he sang Bob Marley songs and then '60s tunes. It was fun at first but became annoying because nobody could talk at all. This was his whole show vs. the knife bit that some do. Also, he offered us extra, but then, when we tried to get any of the extra he had cooked, he would not give it. I only ate the beef and scallops, so a few bites would have been welcome, and Todd wanted some too. Oh, well, we had enough.
After dinner, they seated us in another area and brought out a dessert cart. I nibbled on some nut tart, while Todd nibbled on cake.
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