Escape to The Cove at Paradise Island to indulge in all the luxuries that the Bahamas has to offer. Picture crystal blue waters, a superior stay and an all-new fine dining experience created by Michelin-star Chef José Andrés. The newest dinner-only eatery, Fish by José Andrés, officially opened to the public last week, and delivers high-quality seafood dishes with blends of Bahamian flavors that you won’t want to miss out on.
Chef José Andrés’ curated menu includes an array of full-flavored dishes including grilled oysters, jerk chicken, scorched conch, conch fritters, hog snapper, seared scallops, as well as delectable desserts such as grilled pineapple and chocolate paradise, which is made from spiced chocolate cream, cocoa streusel, passionfruit caramel and meringue ice cream. While all of the dishes on the menu taste out-of-this world, they all have something else in common: they are all responsibly sourced.
Responsibly sourced seafood was a key aspect when creating Fish, as Chef José Andrés has an affinity with the ocean as well as various humanitarian efforts.
“Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the ocean — whether it’s enjoying the freshest delicacies of the local waters or going diving,” says Chef Andrés. “Fish tells the story of this beautiful, mysterious thing we call the sea, through food — and my team and I are very excited to create this new experience at the Cove. Our Bahamian team is committed as I am to supporting sustainable fishing practices and the protection of the Bahamian coral reefs.”
One dish on Fish’s menu in particular is helping the Bahamian coral reefs flourish: the fried local lionfish. The lionfish has been depleting ocean life by “out-breeding and out-eating” other species around the coral reef. This dish not only helps keep lionfish from overpopulating, but Fish will donate a portion of the sales to the Blue Project Foundation. This non-profit organization works endlessly to preserve the Bahamian marine life.
“The inclusion of Chef Andrés craftsmanship at the Cove provides an impactful opportunity to showcase the exceptional elements of the Bahamas,” says Audrey Oswell, president and managing director of Atlantis, Paradise Island. “We are incredibly proud that we have been able to create locally-infused, ocean-linked dining experiences for our guests, in partnership with visionaries like Chef Andrés, who is not only one of the most talented Master Chefs in the world, but also an advocate for the protection and preservation of our country’s natural resources.”
For more information about Fish by José Andrés or to book a reservation, guests can visit www.atlantisbahamas.com/dining/finedining/fish-by-jose-andres
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