The event started with appetizers being passed, and I thought that was the extent of the tasting! Boy, was I wrong!!!!
The minute we walked through the entrance, we were greeted by a friendly server with a platter of lobster pops with pina colada mustard.
Before I could even finish that, the next server came around with a coconut shrimp. The shrimp was huge and it was not just breading. Perfect balance of coconut to shrimp.
At this point, I am in heaven and not wanting this to end. And then they brought out the bacon!!! "Burnt ends jalapeno popper with charred tomato." It just took one bite and I reached bacon ecstasy!
The bartenders weren't just standing around. They were busy making mojitos, painkillers, and Getaway margarita. Once I got this drink, we were guided to our tables to continue the tasting. What? There's more?
We were seated at the tables and the executive chef came out, welcomed us and explained that he would be coming out to tell us about each dish that was being served.
I actually traded a piece of lobster for more of the pork belly croutons. (Have I mentioned that I love bacon and any derivative thereof!)
The sides were served on one plate and the main course was served on another plate. The sides were loaded potato salad, yuca fries, and jalapeno mac and cheese.
Baby back ribs, pulled pork slider, and a bimini brisket slider filled the second plate. The pulled pork slider was topped with aged cheddar, crispy shallots, and napa slaw. The bimini brisker was topped with jalapeno pineapple slaw, and crispy shallots.
The Getaway is located at 13090 Gandy Blvd N. in St. Petersburg. Hours are Sunday through Thursday
11:00 AM — 10:00 PM; Friday: 11:00 AM — 12:00 AM; and Saturday: 11:00 AM — 12:00 AM.
I wish I would have taken more pictures of the fabulous location, but as you can see I was distracted by the food!
Stop in and enjoy yourself. Use your Localshops1 Card for discounts. Tell them Tampa Bay Afternoon Delight sent you!