We were invited to try Bahama Breeze’s Rumtoberfest. We visited the one closest to us at the Cherry Hill Mall. You don’t have to twist my arm to sip on a fruity rum drink!
Just as the promotion suggested, I started off with the Higgla’s Happy Juice – a trio of fruity rum drinks – Shipwrecked, Tradewinds, and Classic Bahama Mama. This rum flight hit the spot.
- Shipwrecked contains Captain Morgan® Spiced Rum, Cruzan® Coconut Rum, bitters, and tropical fruit juices.
- Tradewinds is made with Cruzan Aged Rum, spiced brandy, coconut, and lime juice.
- Bahama Mama is made with Cruzan Coconut, Bacardi Black and Castillo Silver Rums, Leroux Banana Liqueur, pineapple and orange juice.
All were fantastic – not too heavy or boozy, but enough to start feelin’ fine.
Bahama Breeze Higgla’s Happy Juice [Credit: Marilyn Johnson]
You can’t go wrong with Bahama Breeze’s Guacamole & Chips! So creamy and full of flavor especially since they put fresh cilantro in it (which I love). I also love that they serve it with both tortilla chips and fried plantain chips. Yum!
Guacamole & Chips [Credit: Marilyn Johnson]
Hubby loves Bahama Breeze’s Vine-Ripened Salsa & Chips! You can tell this is made in-house. They don’t skimp on the chunky diced tomatoes, red onion, jalapenos, and cilantro. So good!
Salsa & Chips [Credit: Marilyn Johnson]
I hadn’t tried their Cuban Black Bean Soup and it seemed like the right night to try it. You can get a cup or bowl. I got the bowl. It is a HUGE bowl of delicious, creamy and savory soup. I especially loved that that they drizzled a cilantro crema on top. This is a very satisfying meal in itself!
Cuban Black Bean Soup [Credit: Marilyn Johnson]
Hubby and I shared their Rumtoberfest special Rum & Coke Chicken & Ribs because it is a big platter of food – perfect for sharing or for those with big appetites. The chicken & ribs are glazed with their special rum & coke BBQ sauce and served with griddled mac & cheese (!), corn on the cob, and jicama cole slaw. The BBQ sauce was really, really good — I remarked that they should keep it on the menu year-round! The meats were cooked very well, but I gotta say the star of the plate for me was the griddled mac & cheese. Who would think to grill macaroni & cheese? It totally works!! This whole platter was yummy.
Rum & Coke Chicken & Ribs [Credit: Marilyn Johnson]
We were too full for dessert. We genuinely enjoyed our time at Bahama Breeze on this visit. Service was wonderful and prompt. It’s a fun chain just for the tropical decor alone. Many may think it is hokey, but I like it. Since I’m not traveling to the Caribbean anytime soon, it was the closest I could get. 😉
We totally recommend checking out the Rumtoberfest while you can. You still have time — it ends on November 5th!
Special thanks to Bahama Breeze for arranging our visit. Our opinions are our own.