Bimini Boatyard Hires New Executive Chef Odel Arencibia: New Health-Conscious Menu With "Caribbean Flair"
Examples of this global influence include the $19 lunch special of Mediterranean-inspired grilled swordfish over white beans with lobster ragu, the fresh $46 Surf & Turf with herb marinated, grilled tenderloin and lobster tail, the $10 French-inspired smoked salmon appetizer, and the French and Italian influenced goat cheese risotto with firewood grilled herb-marinated shrimp and Champagne beurre blanc.
Smoked Salmon Appetizer With Horseradish, Dill, and Creme Fraiche
Currently, Arencibia is reworking the food to fit four menus: a main menu; a chef's menu, based on seasonal specialty ingredients; a private menu for parties; and a new bar menu. While he is excited about renovating the food, Arencibia is also working to make sure the menu is financially viable for the restaurant.
Grilled Seafood Pasta off the Chef's Special Menu
"I'm a numbers guy," he says. "In order for a business to succeed you have to make sure the numbers are successful, but as someone who is obviously passionate about food, I want to see growth in both areas.
"I have a lot of responsibility with Bimini," says Arencibia, "We've been here for 20 years, but I want people to come and try us. I'm always in the dining room talking to guests and getting feedback. It's a totally different approach from what the restaurant has been."
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