First out of many posts on another great dining week in Turks and Caicos.
Yet another nice meal at Bay Bistro. Place was packed more than usual this time since the outer area was closed.
Had all the usual suspects for apps. I don’t think the menu has changed much since we first discovered TCI 6 years ago. Actually they took the coffee rubbed tuna (below) out and put it as a special this time. This is probably my favorite app here. It wasn’t swimming in sauce as before and was very enjoyable. Old reliable conch crepes and the pictured wontons still good. The conch chowder however didn’t leave the same impression as last time – lukewarm and conch not as tender as before.
I decided to try their jerk lamb (below) which was staring at me in the face all those years. It was good, not great. Cooked well but not the “healthiest” of cuts, though with just enough jerk seasoning to give it a nice flavor. And with some peppercorn sauce on the side to give it a boost. Grilled lobster was one hefty tail this time and as good as ever.
Pecan crusted conch (pictured on top) was LIGHTS OUT! Or until we realized my SIL leaned the baby carriage too much against the wall and turned off the lights for the entire restaurant. Our Beyonce Super Bowl moment if you will. The Schnitzel like dish did taste fine as usual and with that “spicy orange sauce” (more like tangy than spicy) is perhaps the best main here, however I still miss it when it was coconut crusted with curry which part owner Mike said they can do with a little notice (ask for it the day before). My oldest (12) to my surprise actually ordered the conch and she loved it. In-laws enjoyed their snappers.
Ok, you gotta have the homemade ice cream here and I think I got it down to a science this time. If you copy and paste impaired this is a good time to get a #2 pencil and a piece of paper. Get the Coconut, Coffee & Kahlua, and the Rum raisin flavors. The only thing is I wish they would separate the balls instead of all in one bowl. Banana rum tart with rum raisin Ice cream (below) is always a pleaser
Bay Bistro is good for what it is. A nice and comfortable setting with an ageless classic menu that can please anyone. Or at least until you discover which of the classics works best for you
Recommended Dishes: Coffee Rubbed Tuna, Conch Wontons, Pecan Crusted Conch, Grilled lobster, Homemade Ice Cream, Banana Rum tart