JB’s on the beach – food florida

We had to run down to Florida for a merger meeting. It was nice to be the junior guy, no decisions about price or place, and with six of us there was plenty of opportunity for appetizers and sharing.

We ended up at JB’s on the beach in Deerfield Beach – it sits right on the water and is bright and festive like so many sea shore restaurants.

The place is gorgeous and a wait for your table inevitable…

Seats right by the water

Seats right by the water

At the bar we started with Hendricks gin and tonic. This is a smooth delightful gin, with a zesty citrus hint it makes a good starter.

Hendricks gin and tonic - a tropical delight

Hendricks gin and tonic – a tropical delight

Once the table was ready, I started with a nice glass of Chianti. I have found when in doubt, Chianti rarely disappoints. The Sangiovese grape which isn’t as famous as some others, has always been a favorite of mine for a wine that complements and doesn’t overpower the food.

Chianti rarely disappoints

Chianti rarely disappoints

Next we ordered appetizers, some to be shared by each. Everything looked great, but I was surprised that most of the seafood was not locally sourced. They were from places like Maine, South Africa and each was called out. I took it as a commitment to quality.

Oysters on the half shell, well I’ll try anything once or these more than once!

Oysters from Maine

Oysters from Maine

My choice was the mussels, and they were rich and flavorful – and sopping up the sauce in the bread is a fine treat.

Mussels in a white wine tomato sauce

Mussels in a white wine tomato sauce

Then flat bread, which is really a tasty pizza which was loaded with toppings

Flat Bread which was great

Flat Bread which was great

About this time, I switched to a nice Californian Pinot Grigo to enjoy with my main course. The wine was light, refreshing and crisp and very nice. While I normally go with a big red with a steak, this worked well too. The main course was a filet mignon with roasted garlic chive mashed potatoes and asparagus. It came perfectly cooked, delicious. A bite of potato, a bite of asparagus, a bite of steak and a sip of wine – excellent!

Filet - roast garlic chive mashed potatoes and asparagus - yum!

Filet – roast garlic chive mashed potatoes and asparagus – yum!

After talking business and finishing our main course, someone suggested and aperitif of Liquor 43. This velvety smooth drink taste like vanilla. It is a perfect after dinner drink.

Liquor 43, if you enjoy vanilla, this might be your Ambrosia...

Liquor 43, if you enjoy vanilla, this might be your Ambrosia…

And what is quintesentially Florida? Of course a piece of key-lime pie. This is one of those things in Florida that if you have the chance, try it. A fresh one is a citrus delight – with subtle flavor and a creamy smooth texture. Just the right ending to an exceptional meal.

subtle with sweet and tart, never overpowering, a delicious end to a meal

subtle with sweet and tart, never overpowering, a delicious end to a meal

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12 Comments on “JB’s on the beach – food florida”

  1. I would love to go back to Florida again. Thank you for sharing!

  2. vbholmes says:

    Good food, wine and companionship, with a water view—what more could you ask? Fabulous food choices and photos, Bill.

  3. ManicDdaily says:

    Sounds pretty great! k.

  4. shaunynews says:

    looked like a great time

  5. Resa says:

    I’m all over the Key Lime Pie! (with Chianti) I make great pies, and this is my Key Lime year! I wonder when those little bags of Key Limes will hit our grocers! Thanks for the reminder! _Resa xo

  6. Eric Alagan says:

    Raw oysters on half shells, with a dash of chilli and white wine – now, that’s a starter ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Yum! Wish I was in Florida today. I woke up to a blanket of snow today… in May!


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