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The Waterfront Restaurant September 10, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Travel & Leisure.
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Last week, we lunched at The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria Island with two friends from the neighborhood.

What a treat!

From a table overlooking the intercostal waterway and Anna Maria Pier, BFF opted for seafood . . . jumbo lump crabcakes with Creole mustard sauce and fries:

I debated between several entrées and appetizers before settling on a bowl of the Soup du Jour (Beer Cheese Soup) and a small Caesar Salad

The pair paired well together ~ crisp, cool salad, crunchy croutons, and velvety rich soup . . . reminiscent of a robust Welsh Rarebit.

Our companions ordered Pork Sliders and Slaw (one of the daily specials), and a delectable, delightful, decadent, delicious dish ~ Truffled Gouda Mac & Cheese.  J offered me a taste.  One word . . . yummy!

Next time, I’m going to say C~H~E~E~S~E! 

Aah . . . that’s better!

Comments

1. SidevieW - September 10, 2012

That looks yummy.

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

Wonderful little bistro . . . good meal all the way around.

SidevieW - September 11, 2012

😉

2. Pocket Perspectives - September 10, 2012

Nancy, I think we’d all benefit from weekly updates on their menu…along with photos and your personal reviews of the meals…all in the interest of your blog readers of course! 😀

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

From now on, when we go out to eat, I shall try to remember to photograph the food BEFORE we dive into it. 😀

3. Jas - September 11, 2012

yumm yummm

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

Yup!

4. Tammy - September 11, 2012

Looks terrific. That’s quite a crab cake.

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

We don’t eat much seafood . . . but crab still sidles its way onto our plates from time to time. 😉

5. judithhb - September 11, 2012

Mouth watering here. Enjoy Nancy!

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

Thanks, Judith. Usually, I start eating before I even think about taking a photo . . . I shall try to restrain myself in the future.

6. sufilight - September 11, 2012

Now I want a velvety soup with a small salad! This is what your photo and description did to my brain circuits. 🙂

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

The two dishes definitely played off each other . . .

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

Greg & Katherine posted a velvety soup post last night ~ Cannellini Bean Soup:

http://rufusguide.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/fava-bean-soup/

They added mushrooms. I’d probably substitute carrots or broccoli or spinach or celery or potatoes . . . or all five!

sufilight - September 12, 2012

Just peeked, and I would omit the mushrooms as I don’t like mushrooms. Thanks for the share! I love soups especially in the winter.

nrhatch - September 12, 2012

Same here . . . “no mushrooms, please.” 😀

7. Don - September 11, 2012

What a feast!

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

And then we went back to J&J’s villa for a melt in your mouth dessert ~ Strawberry Chiffon. 😀

8. barb19 - September 11, 2012

All the food you mention sounds and looks wonderful!
Looking forward to more updates on the place!

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

We’ve set our sights on a few other restaurants in the area for sweet and savory treats . . . I’ll try to share the mouth-watering photos here.

9. colonialist - September 11, 2012

Looks good, and I like their sense of humour with the bitter woman!

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

The Waterfront has a series of five sensory commercials . . . this one with the “bitter” woman was my favorite. 😀

10. sweetdaysundertheoaks - September 11, 2012

That crabcake looks wonderful!

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

Perhaps the Waterfront warrants a visit when you and CH are next in the Sunshine State?

sweetdaysundertheoaks - September 12, 2012

Perhaps.. 😀

11. Irene - September 11, 2012

Ok, now I’m hungry!

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

I know what you mean, Irene. I have to limit my “intake” of food blogs for just that reason. 😉

12. suzicate - September 11, 2012

mmmmmm….is it too early for a cheesy lunch?

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

We’re having garlic and herb goat cheese “panini” on ciabatta bread for lunch . . . with a side salad of hearts of romaine! Mangia!

13. Andra Watkins - September 11, 2012

This post made me hungry, Nancy.

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

Looking at food photos gets my appetite flowing too!

14. Three Well Beings - September 11, 2012

Oh it’s so early in my day to already have my mouth watering! The truffled cheese…oh my goodness, but hands down I’d like that crab cake bonanza! Sounds like a very welcome time with friends and relaxation. What a nice way to begin a week! D

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

We’re 3 hours ahead of you here, Debra. Time for LUNCH! 😀

Great food, service, view . . . and wonderful company and conversation. A great way to start the weekend.

15. jannatwrites - September 11, 2012

Lunch looks good. I’ve never heard of beer cheese soup. Could you taste the beer?

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

The cooking transforms the flavor, but you get a hint of the beer base . . . just like you get a hint of wine with cheese fondue.

16. CMSmith - September 11, 2012

You were smart and took the pictures before you ate half of it like I did with my mofongo.

nrhatch - September 11, 2012

It took real restraint not to just dive in. 😉

17. kateshrewsday - September 12, 2012

Looks scrumdiddlyumptious to me, Nancy. I want to come and live where you live. Your local food is nicer than my local food.

nrhatch - September 12, 2012

I bet they used English cheddar and ale to make the soup! 😉

18. Perfecting Motherhood - September 14, 2012

Oh my gosh, that jumbo crabcake looks delicious!!! I can’t remember the last time I had crab, but now I think I need to put it on my shopping list.

nrhatch - September 14, 2012

On rare occasion, we buy snow crab clusters ~ easy to fix and eat. But my favorite fishy treat . . . lobster meat.

Tail, not claw. 😉

19. Team Oyeniyi - September 14, 2012

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh – too far for me to hit while I am in Florida!!!!

nrhatch - September 14, 2012

Fortunately, Florida is full of restaurants filled with delicious dishes . . . from veggies to fishes.


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