Thursday, April 2, 2015

Nom Nom Nom at the Blu Mangrove, Palmetto, Florida

The City of Palmetto is often overlooked because of its neighbors, Anna Maria Island and Bradenton.  

However, Palmetto has a lot to offer! 

A great location in Palmetto is the Blu Mangrove Grill. The grill is located on the Manatee River, in front of the Riviera Dunes Marina.

View of the Riviera Dunes Marina from the restaurant

We sat on the back porch and were able to listen to live music, while overlooking the marina. We are always suckers for calamari.

Blu Mangrove's calamari was very delicious with its mix of fresh red onion, grape tomatoes, and arugula. 

For dinner, Brian order the Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cakes. They came with smoked Gouda cheese grits, truffle corn coulis, red pepper sabayon, and orange-jicama salad. 

(If you aren't familiar, sabayon is similar to a custard made of lemons, egg yolks and sherry. Jimcama is a Mexican turnip.)

blue crab cake
Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cakes
I ordered the Grilled Corvina in a lemon-caper butter sauce, with the goat cheese and bacon spinach, and the smoked Gouda mac & cheese.

We were both very happy with our meals. The fish was cooked correctly. The drinks were very cold. This is definitely a spot we will return to! 

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 11-6 PM, $2 off House Wine and every Martini 

Grilled Corvina

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Open everyday at 11 AM

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