So, my husband and I just returned from our three day short, paradise vacation in BEAUTIFUL Key West Florida. The best part, aside from the ocean...was the FOOD!!! Some of the best, most luscious food I have ever eaten! We spent the majority of our trip eating, and what a wonderful trip it was!
To start--Santiago's Bodega Which is a Tapa's(little appetizers...kinda) Place. EXCELLENT food, and just right portions that allow you to try several different things. Nothing here costs more the $13, so if you decide it's not your cup of tea...er, plate of tapas, you can order something else without feeling too guilty. But, be warned...the SPICY shrimp bisque is certainly spicy, though equally delicious! The delicious food-especially the French Onion Soup-met my high expectations! The sangria is also super yummy, with the right amount of tannin and sweetness! Located On Petronia Street about 1/2 mile west of Duval St.
Dessert--Better Than Sex Dessert Cafe is almost that! With the BEST cheesecake I have ever had and a homemade caramel sauce that is to die for! You can also get your wine in a chocolate dipped glass. The BEST Moscato d' Asti I have ever had! My husbands brownie sunday-provacatively named "Jungle Fever" was gooeing with chocolate and ice cream! The ambience was romantic and seductive, the food sensual, and the experience arrousing ;) Not the best place for families, for a MUST for couples! They are, however and unfortunately, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Located on Petronia Street about 1/4 mile West of Duval St.
Breakfast--My new favorite bakery! Croissant de France right on Duval St. about half way down. Everything is Made fresh daily on premises by real french people!! The BEST beignet I have ever had, stuffed with one of the best things God ever made...Nutella!! My husband had the Key Lime Beignet which was equally delicious. I nearly bought out the shop on our way home. They have everything French! Baquettes, croissants, tarts, cakes, everything! You MUST try the Ginger Molasses cookies! Yumm-e! Seriously delicious stuff!! A MUST in Key West!
Dinner--We ate our Anniversary Dinner at Roof Top Cafe about 2 blocks west of Duval on Front St. Beautifully Decorated with lights and trees! A romantic and inviting ambience, with a large selection of wines and cocktails. Considerably higher priced than some other restaurants in the area, but worth it! The Lobster & Gnocchi was to DIE FOR!!!! The nightly specials are yummy and decadent! And the key lime pie, topped with meringue, is a must!!
KEY LIME PIE!!!--Go to KERMITS!! more like a cheesecake than a pie, but soooo delicious! And totally themed for us tourists! They don't just have key lime pie though...they have Key Lime Wine, which I seriously recommend, BBQ sauce, honey, jam, soda, bath products, all themed appropriately. A beautiful outdoor seating area to enjoy your yummy pie. You might wanna get two slices...trust me, you'll want it!! Located about 5 blocks east of Duval on Greene St. But totally worth the walk!
I hope this helped, and I hope you enjoy your trip to Key West!