Seafood so fresh, you might think it’s still alive.
That is the kind of seafood served to you at Blue Moon Fish Company. Blue Moon Fish Company is located on the waterfront in Ft. Lauderdale. Think of the interior decor of Blue Moon as you are in a dining room of a cruise ship. Blue Moon Fish Company also has a killer outdoor area with great views of the water.
This past weekend, I was invited to come by and try the food. We were seated on the outdoor patio with a great view of the water. If you think it might be too hot to sit outside, think again. The outdoor patio is equipped with AC to keep you cool on the hot summer nights.
We decided to start off the night with some wine and a few appetizers. We started with some chilled oysters, which tasted as if they were caught a few minutes before coming to the table. The oysters come with lemon, lime, cocktail sauce and a homemade chili malt mignonette sauce. I personally did not care about the mignonette sauce, but it wasn’t bad. I am personally a fan of eating oysters with lemon and cocktail sauce.
Next we went for the ‘Pan Roasted Diver Sea Scallops.’ These scallops come with a small salad and a sweet chili garlic glaze. Again the scallops tasted as they were just brought from the ocean. They were also cooked perfectly. This is a great tasting appetizer.
Next General Manager, Alan Forgea brought us out their famous ‘Rosemary Roasted Golden Beets.’ These beets come with roasted pecans and a balsamic glaze. I am personally not a fan of beets, but these were surprisingly good. Didn’t love them, but I liked them and thought they were different from anything else Blue Moon serves.
After that adventure, we topped it off with their ‘Fresh Burrata Mozzarella Salad.’ I am a huge fan of burrata, so I just had to try it. Some places say they have good burrata, but they really don’t. Blue Moon Fish Company delivers. Fresh and creamy, just as I like it. Check out the full dinner menu here.
Next we moved to our entrees. For our main plates we had the ‘Sautéed Key West Yellowtail Snapper’ and a ‘Macadamia-Nut Crusted Sea Bass.’ The snapper comes with Maine lobster mac & peas made with orzo. The snapper was cooked perfectly. It also tasted as fresh as it could be. Alan Forgea explained to us, that they get the fish delivered daily and they make their own filets. This explains the freshness of the seafood here at Blue Moon. The Mac & Peas was also something different. You could taste and see huge chocks of lobster in the orzo. Combined with the snapper, this dish was plenty and will leave you very satisfied.
The ‘Macadamia-Nut Crusted Sea Bass’ was a special, Blue Moon was serving that night. The sea bass came served with ‘Asian’ style vegetables like bok Choy. I can tell you the sea bass was my personal favorite. This was unlike anything I have had. The serving size of the sea bass itself was perfect. The macadamia-nut crust was just the icing on the cake. This was some darn good sea bass. The vegetables were good too, but the main star of this dish was the sea bass.
To top the night off, we went with their most popular dessert, the ‘Soufflé.’ Blue Moon offers three types of soufflés: Grand Marnier, Raspberry and Chocolate Godiva. Now this soufflé takes about 30 minutes to make, so you are told to order it when you order your main dishes. We went for the Chocolate Godiva soufflé. I mean we were pretty full by the time we got this, but this soufflé is a monster. I love soufflés and this was not one of my favorites, but it was not bad. This one was a bit too airy for my taste, but it was good nonetheless and satisfied the craving.
Check out more pictures of the food here.
Overall, Blue Moon Fish Company does fresh seafood right. Every dish that contained seafood tasted as it just came out of the ocean. The seafood is as fresh as your going to get without catching it yourself. The dishes are creative and flavorful. Blue Moon also has a killer Sunday Brunch, which sounds amazing. We will definitely be back for that. In the end, if your in the mood for a great view, a great atmosphere, and fresh seafood take a drive on down to Blue Moon Fish Company and go crazy![gmap description=”4405 West Tradewinds Avenue Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL”]4405 West Tradewinds Avenue Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL[/gmap]