We vacationed in Bermuda and wanted to try the Jasmine Lounge at the Fairmont Southampton. Our experience? Well, let’s just say we went back twice more!
For our first time, Kay had the chicken fingers. The waiter verified it with the kitchen before we ordered it since chicken fingers tend to have dairy in them. The side was fries and a tiny ketchup bottle. The verdict? No-go for the chicken fingers, unfortunately. They were too peppery for her. But the fries and tiny bottle of ketchup were a huge hit!
happy-tummy-ometer : 3 out of 5 “Chicken is spicy. Fries are crispy and yummy! The ketchup is sooo cute!”
At our second visit the chef came over to speak with us, which was a nice touch! We settled on whole-wheat penne with tomato sauce and meatballs. For the drink, she had a virgin strawberry daiquiri. She ate the penne but preferred the virgin daiquiri. For dessert, she had a dairy-free, sugarless banana ice cream with mixed fruit (think frozen mashed banana). Her eyes lit up when it arrived since this was one of the few times she can enjoy dessert at a restaurant. Usually I had to bring a small treat for her if we wanted dessert too.
happy-tummy-ometer : 3 out of 5 “It’s okay. I like your meatballs better, mommy.”
For the third visit, we had the pleasure of talking with the chef again. We mentioned her disinterest in previous meals so he offered to make her something she would enjoy. Did he say dairy-free pizza? This personal pizza had gluten-free dough (which is also dairy and egg-free), tomato sauce, chicken, bacon and basil. She polished off most of it in addition to her fries. And for both her drink and dessert, she had the virgin strawberry banana daiquiri – less sweet than the other drink. Like they always say, third time’s a charm!
happy-tummy-ometer : 5 out of 5 “Party in my tummy!”