Weekend in the Bahamas

Our friends bought a house down in the Bahamas a few years back and we finally got down there this past weekend.  We arrived on Friday afternoon and left Sunday morning.  Our batteries have been re-charged.  Besides the amazing company being in warm weather felt incredible.  It has been a helluva long winter and it still is not really spring in NYC.  You can walk the streets but you are not exactly warm.

Their house is in an area called Albany.  Pretty sweet view from the outdoor living room.  The water is warm and shallow.  Its amazing.

Because the Bahamas is an island everything has to be imported.  Our friends can speak more about it but shipping anything in is costly.  They do not really grow their own food so even the groceries are brought in.  The taxes on that are high. You get around on your own golf carts. 

You can rent homes on the property for the week.  It is awesome for families.  There is quite a spread down the beach from them where there are a few pools, water slides and cabanas.  Pretty sweet. 

We ate dinner out both nights.  One on the property and one outside the property.  The restaurant outside the property is called Mahogany House.  The owner is from Chicago and a serious wine aficionado.  You walked through this wine room before getting to the bar.

The bar is large and square for couples who just want to stop by and eat there.  We hung out a little to watch the end of the Wichita/Louisville game. 

The main room is inviting with the open kitchen that is set in the back.  The chef is from Philadelphia and trained at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America).  The food was really good.  Just a few pics below.

Roasted chicken




The pizza appetizers were really delicious too straight from the wood burning oven.  Most important we had a serious wine tasting both nights.  Lots of glasses poured about half way up as went from one to the other discussing them all.  It was lots of fun.  The desserts were pretty good too. 

I can hardly wait to go back next year!

Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Always glad to see wine make the menu ;)An aside. I know that you and Fred are Jura lovers. A good friend and the world’s Jura expert in English is doing a Kickstarter project to publish a book on the region. You might be interested:The Jura, Wink Lorch and the Kickstarter book project http://awe.sm/iEcf8

    1. Gotham Gal

      Andy…I swear I took that picture for you.

  2. John Revay

    Sounded like some good R&R

  3. Marjan Ghara

    Sometimes even a 36 hours get away is all that’s needed for a re-charge. The key is probably keeping the electronics away so your mind gets downtime.

    1. Gotham Gal

      that is the hardest part.

  4. Cam MacRae

    Good to see the Grange featured prominently :)#aussielove

  5. William Mougayar

    I had no idea that they don’t grow produce there. Not even tropical fruit?That Cote Rotie is appealing.

  6. Irina Menn

    Food looks delicious! However, I’m dying to ask – what kind of fish is it?

    1. Gotham Gal

      they local fish in the bahamas is called conch. the photo of the main meal of fish is salmon