Hello, everyone! This is to be the last blog post about the vacation to Key West with Lara from which we returned just yesterday. Sorry I didn't post it yesterday; we got very little sleep during the four-hour drive from Key West to Miami, and though we slept on the plane, that kind of sleep doesn't really count. But now the wait is over; without further ado, may I present the Key West (and, briefly, Miami) Food Blog!
I got a Cubano sandwich here. As mentioned much earlier, I ordered it in order to compare it to my mother's. And the result: my mother's Cuban Sandwich won hands down! My mother uses more mustard and pickles, which is really an important component in the flavor overload that results. This Cubano, while tasty, just wasn't quite as good.
Croissants de France for Breakfast. Lara and I loved this place, and we went here several times. They had many kinds of Eggs Benedict; here, I got the Andouille Eggs Benedict with shrimp and sausage. Very good; the Hollandaise sauce is easy to make bland and awful, and this place did a great job avoiding that pitfall.
Half Shell Raw Bar for the first of many times. This place is fantastic. These oysters were a little over six dollars for twelve of them (during happy hour)!
Havana 1 for Cubanos and Con Leches. the Con Leches were fantastic, and we had them basically every morning. The Cubanos, however, were upsetting. They were more Cubano-themed than anything else, and there was a distinct presence of tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise that has no place in my idea of a Cubano. But whatever; the Con Leches were superb, and I wish we had gone here again for dinner.
El Siboney, for dinner. I got the Grilled Mahi-Mahi, which was simple and delicious, with wonderful fried plaintains.
http://www.aandblobsterhouse.com/ Lara had lobster. While good, it paled in comparison to the lobster at Half Shell Raw Bar.
Hogfish Bar and Restaurant. This place was also as good, rivaling the Half Shell. Here I had fried lobster tacos. Look at all that lobster with sauce and jalapenos. My heart aches in its absence!
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