Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Day 39 on Captiva

Another cool and very windy day but it is very sunny!  It was too cool to sit on the porch for me but Al sat there with his morning coffee.  He made our reservations for trip home....we are leaving on Friday instead of Saturday  to spend a day in Knoxville.  Began some packing for the trip.

We had roasted chicken and vegetable soup for lunch (out of a can).  I took a walk over to the beach just to what was going on and there was nothing going on.  No birds, no people......just an empty beach with umbrellas in the sand and a lot of wind and waves.

Tonight we had 5:00 reservations at Mad Hatter, our very favorite restaurant just the other side of Blind Pass looking out over the gulf.  Perfect spot for watching sundown. 

Our server Brandon was very attentive and pleasant.  We began with a shared appetizer of Portuguese Oysters-roasted oysters, chorizo,  and coated with Panko crumbs. Very good!  We then shared a Caesar salad. Al ordered Short Ribs -red wine braised boneless short ribs, horseradish cream, truffle yucca fries, and haricots verts.  Melt in your mouth tender!  I had Crab Cake Dinner-two jumbo lump crab cakes, mango rum remoulade, tropical fruit salsa, yucca fries,  plantain chips and grilled mango.  Very delicious and the best Crab Cake!  We enjoyed glasses of Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir ( Sean Minor Four Bears).  A great dinner to remember!

Al sneaked a picture of me at Mad Hatter.




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