Harbour Island is where we found ourselves to celebrate my cousins wedding. Apart from being an amazing tropical location in the Bahamas(think pink sand beaches and sky blue waters), this island boasts some insane epicurean delights. From wonderful restaurants to a diamond in the rough wine bar, this place should be on your bucket list. I’ll touch on some of our favorites to make the case for that.
A couple hours after arriving, we were asking the helpful hotel staff at The Coral Sands for a watering hole recommendation. Randomly, the front desk recommended Da Vine, a relatively new wine bar. Without hesitation we hopped into the golf cart and b-lined it for Da Vine. Upon entering, the space is nice and cool; an amazing respite from the mind boggling humidity just outside. They had a great selection of international wines including many familiar (albeit, wildy overpriced) label faces. Now we are generally red wine drinkers, but in this heat the decision came down to an awesome, crisp Vermentino. This particular label of the white varietal was Italian and really was perfect for the weather. It’s amazingly crisp with subtle fruit. Just refreshing. Unfortunately, I was too thirsty to remember to snap a pic of the label -but there are many makers of this varietal out there and I haven’t found one I dislike. Give me a shout for recs!
The second spot on Harbour Island I want to mention is The Landing. This boutique hotel and restaurant is just down from the main boat dock and provides not just a great wine list but incredible food as well. We ordered a bottle of 2011 La Follette Van Der Kamp Pinot Noir. This was a perfect bottle for the food and atmosphere as we dined inside in the A/C. The wine was perfectly chilled (as I prefer most of my reds to be) and had that awesome Sonoma taste to it. Fresh, vibrant fruit with excellent structure. To pair with it, my wife ordered a light salad with avocado and citrus. I had a spicy crab pasta that was unbelievably good. Local crab, fresh pasta and chili oil/garlic. Perfection!
So I know that’s just a quick synopsis of Harbour Island and there is so much more to talk about(finding the best grocer on island to figuring out the bank system), but that will have to wait for another post. Til next time, get out there and make your own adventure!