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LAS BRISAS -RESTAURANT REVIEW deliciously spiced jasmine rice. Seafood Paella is a show stopping dish with shrimp, fish, clams, mussels, calamari and lobster (in season). Or try Las Brisas Paella with chicken, pulled pork and, what I consider the star of this dish, an incredi-bly smoky Spanish chorizo that infused the entire dish with flavour. The Tuna Steak was “fantastic.” This thick, man-size steak was served on top of a creamy guacamole salsa, fried rice and topped with a refreshing cucumber salad. My fellow diner loved the crunchi-ness of the fried rice and the smooth, buttery texture of the guacamole. And last on tonight’s culinary itiner-ary, but definitely not least, the Beef Wellington. This substantial eight ounce slab of fork tender beef tenderloin brought about an enthusiastic, “Oh my goodness!” My favourite dining compan-ion ordered her beef medium rare, and that’s exactly what she got. It takes an intuitive chef to deliver medium rare that’s perfectly done, wrapped in flakey pastry. And the rich and creamy mush-room sauce was “divine.” Spoiled for choice, more Entrée Selections and Chef’s Specialties may leave even the most decisive diner beleaguered. Also available, Fresh Fish of the Day, Lobster, Seafood Creole, Rack of Lamb, BBQ Ribs, Azorean Stuffed Chicken and plenty of steaks and more. After dinner indulgences began with Irish Coffees all around. My fellow diner can never say no to Apple Pie a la mode. The pie was served warm, with a lovely, flakey crust and delicate hints of cinna-mon. My favourite was the Coconut Rum Cake. Made with Myers Dark Rum, this Caribbean delight was so incredibly moist with plenty of tender slivers of sweet, chewy coconut meat. Las Brisas is a great place to while away an afternoon. The lunch menu is a casual and appealing selection of sand-wiches, wraps, burgers and paninis, including a Cuban Burger and a Cuban Sandwich, as well as baskets filled with lightly breaded and deep fried Shrimp, Fish, Conch or Chicken. Make a day of it. Relax and enjoy their pool and beach while you graze your way through the menus. Get up close and personal with Chalk Sound National Park and take a cruise aboard their pontoon boat, a 2-hour guided day or sunset tour. For the more physically inclined, work up an appetite as you float above this natural aqueous phe-nomenon, kayaking in single or double kayaks, stand up paddleboards (SUP’s), paddle boats or a canoe – all available for rent. Imagine celebrating your special event at Las Brisas or on their Stargazer Deck, a large, private area on site that can be booked. Aptly named, this is a stunning location. While nearly everyone who visits these shores will experience Grace Bay – expand your holiday horizons and do something extra special. Treat yourself to an unforgettable ‘taste’ of the south side. I 128 • • • • • MARCH/APRIL 2017 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands”

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