This #rumtoberfest post has been compensated in the form of gift card, product, and/or service received at a reduced price or gratis. As always, my rum infused foodie opinions are my own.
There are many things that make me look forward to the fall. Namely the food. But not everyone is ready to give up the summer’s spoils of sun, sand, or surf and turf. And that my peoples…is worth celebrating the final days of Rumtoberfest at Bahama Breeze Island Grille.
So on a particularly rainy Michigan day, I hopped over to my local Bahama Breeze for a bit of sunshine. And what I found was indeed a Pirate Paradise! From fresh catches to chef’s selections, this great menu is full of both limited time and island staples.
So I jumped on board and set sail first by ordering up the Pirate Paradise rum cocktail. Complete with take-home glass, this drink is a sweet combination of passion fruit, lime, vanilla, and bitters. And comes complete with a shot of Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum tucked right in on top.
A whole new meaning for *bottoms up*. 🍹 Nothing says #Rumtoberfest than this Pirate Paradise drink. Definitely a rum lovers dream, it even comes in a glass you can loot! And sure enough, I walked away with this souvenir of my @bahamabreezeislandgrille escape. Filled to the brim with passion fruit, lime, vanilla, and bitters; this drink is then crowned with Captain Morgan rum. And this isn’t even the appetizer! #drinks🍹#sponsored #cocktailhour
After this sweet treat, I was ready for a savory appetizer. Which the Tostones With Chicken served up very well! A longtime fan of plantains, Bahama Breeze blew me away with this plate. Using twice baked plantains, your is plate loaded with chicken, cheese, sweet peppers, mushrooms, and tomato salsa. The plantains were solid for the heavy lifting, and even reheated really well for a late night snack.
And with that…food! Starting off tonight with the appetizer, Tostones With Chicken. I’ve read it’s straight from San Juan. And all courtesy of the island menu during #rumtoberfest at @bahamabreezeislandgrille. Made big enough to make the whole table happy. Twice fried plantains smothered in chicken, sweet peppers, mushrooms, melted cheese, and tomato salsa. This is a savory touch to the sweet rum drinks. And those plantains! Cut thick, they do a great job scooping up all those toppings! #appetizer #sponsored #menu #review
Next up? Why another drink of course! If you’re a fan of the islands (but not of rum) you can always celebrate with great mocktails selection. Quite frankly…I could not resist getting a Virgin Ultimate Pineapple. A frozen blend of pina colada, strawberry, and mango ices all poured into a freshly cut pineapple is sure to transport you to the islands.
Want to go full throttle? Then get ready to pull up a pineapple and stay awhile. All to get sipping on a strawberry iced swirl of spiced rum, Coco Lopez, and Bacardi Black Rum.
Oh my yes…that moment you realize that @bahamabreezeislandgrille got you covered with rum for days! 🍹 Because what #foodie doesn’t want an Ultimate Pineapple (or its virgin double) to celebrate #rumtoberfest with? Made with Spiced Rum, Coco López, and Bacardi Black Rum swirled with strawberry ice; this drink is served in a freshly cut pineapple. Meaning it’s a passport to island smiles. 🌴 #pinapple #sponsored #drinks🍹 #cocktails
After all this goodness, guess what came next? Why an entree fit for a queen of course! While I hear the surf and turf at Bahama Breeze is divine. I couldn’t resist not trying the Rum & Coke Ribs for the first time. And people, these baby back ribs did not disappoint.
Drenched in the Bahama Breeze signature rum and coke glaze, they are fall off the bone tender. I was happy to see a good ratio of meat vs fat. The extra sauce and wet naps on demand was also a brilliant touch for finishing up an awesome plate.
And now it’s time for an entree plate to satisfy those #rumtoberfest carnivores! Which basically means ordering up the tender and (fall off the bone) baby back ribs. Drool worthy and slathered with @bahamabreezeislandgrille signature rum and Coke glaze. This is a plate that will leave you begging for more. #bbq #ribs #sponsored #menu #review
Last but not least…who’s got room for dessert? Bahama Breeze Island Grille offers up a great selection of sweets for all appetites. So I finished my Rumtoberfest venture with a Hot Chocolate With Toasted Marshmallow. Which of course can be ordered spiked with your choice of: RumChata, Kahlua, Godiva Chocolate Liquor, or Fireball.
To every celebration comes a sweet ending. And I found the perfect dessert to end my foodie escapades tonight. After filling up on so many amazing eats, a Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate was perfect! Which @bahamabreezeislandgrille is happy to spike for you of course. Load it up with your choice of RumChata, Kahlua, Godiva Chocolate Liquor, or Fireball. Whatever you choose, you’ll leave realizing that any hot cocoa will scarcely compare with this huge toasted marshmallowed mug! So stop in for your own #rumtoberfest celebration escape too. These great eats and sweet drinks had me nearly forgetting all this rain here in Michigan today. But hurry, after November 6th, this rumtastic menu and Pirate Paradise will set sail. 🌴🍹 #hot #sponsored #hotchocolate #instapost
I have to say…this mug’s very existence makes me question why I have not toasted marshmallow for hot cocoa in the past. In fact, the huge melted toasted-to-perfection marshmallow steals the show from it’s hot cocoa counterpart. I suspect if the mug is spiked it will taste creamier based on your selection.
Raise your rum…and the Caribbean you may just come! Are you ready for to win big from @bahamabreezeislandgrille? Just upload yourself “rumming” it up with the hashtag #rumtoberfest to enter this #selfie sweeps today! Plus stay tuned for more eats, drinks, and treats to come! Now what great rum inspired drink would you love to toast the island life with? #sweepstakes #sponsored #drinks🍹
And there you have it…a peek during Rumtoberfest at Bahama Breeze. Make sure to hop over to see even more great drinks, treats, and special event info at www.bahamabreeze.com. But hurry, after November 6th, this rumtastic menu and Pirate Paradise will set sail.