Tommy Bahama, The island-inspired restaurant and clothing store in Newport Beach and Laguna has some new culinary offerings that have been added to its menu. Last week, I had a chance to sample these new menu items and I know you will enjoy them as much as I did.
We visited on a Saturday evening and they had live music playing when we arrived. Actually, they have live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Tommy Bahama Appetizers and Cocktails
First up were some Fried Green Tomatoes. They were covered in Plantain Crust, Jalapeño Cilantro Aïoli, and served with Charred Corn Salsa. These we so good! Actually, I don’t know of any other restaurant besides Tommy’s where you can order fried green tomatoes so these were a real treat!
Then we sampled the Filet Mignon Flatbread. It had Bacon, Garlic Aïoli, Honey Roasted Onions, Gruyère, and Crispy Shiitake mushrooms. The meat was so tender and tasted great with the arugula. To complement the appetizers, I ordered a fancy bourbon drink with bitters.
Tommy Bahama Entrees
Some of the new menu items include:
- Roasted Prawn Pappardelle Pasta Lemon Parmesan Broth, Citrus Gremolata, Fresh Herbs
- Pan Seared Whole Branzino Jicama Hash, Jalapeño Brown Butter
- Porterhouse Pork Chop Kona Longboard Brine, Sweet Potatoes, Haricot Vert, Oven Roasted Tomatoes
They also had a Lobster grilled cheese sandwich paired with a creamy tomato soup that was out of this world!
Tommy Bahama Desserts
If you have a sweet tooth I highly recommend having dessert here. My favorite of all of them was the Triple Chocolate Cake Four Layers, Chocolate Ganache, and Mocha Mousse. Wow, it will blow your mind!
We also tasted the Brown Butter Blondie with Toasted Macadamia Nuts, White Chocolate Mousse, Hawaiian Sea Salt Caramel, and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. This dessert is very rich and can easily be shared between 2-3 people.
Lastly, we tried the Piña Colada Cake with Myers Dark Rum, Diced Pineapple, White Chocolate Mousse, and Toasted Coconut. My friend enjoyed that the most.
I had a great experience for my first time and I cannot wait to come back.