Cuban inspired dining: Southern Sun Hemingways Key Largo Restaurant offers delectable meals in a sophisticated yet relaxing atmosphere

BY NATALI IVERSON - JUNE 6, 2015

Sourcing top culinary meals, quality service, with a value for money family budget, may be challenging when having to plan your next dining destination. Key Largo restaurant is situated at Southern Sun Hemingways, adjoining the Hemingways Casino and Entertainment complex and offers a superb dining experience.

Key Largo Restaurant is named after the island in the upper Florida Keys archipelago. The architecture of the restaurant demands a level of sophisticated dining, whilst the a-la-carte menu takes you on a journey to enjoy culinary delights influenced from Cuba to the Caribbean.

The venue lends itself to relaxing lunches and decadent high tea overlooking the manicured gardens, pool and koi pond, whilst indoors a flood of sunlight fills the room.

Dinner time is an indulgence, and the menu allows the patron to experiment with wine by the glass options which have been paired with each dish together with paired cocktails for the adventurous pallet.

Seasonal summer and winter menu’s allow for a variety of choices. For starters, you could try their popular New England crab cakes with a black bean salad, and a newcomer on the winter menu are the Barbadian chicken skewers, or you could even dig into their lovely chicken Caesar salad or Spinach, almond and feta filled crêpe. 

The main courses includes but are not limited to an island-spiced grilled pork fillet with pumpkin and roast coconut chutney, or indulge in the Drunken Chicken, which is grilled in a walnut-dark rum-butter sauce. Pan seared duck; lamb fillets and mushroom risotto are some of the options available. 

The top seller Maple glazed salmon is a must for sea food lovers, as well as the fresh line fish on offer for the day. 

Red meat lovers are in for a real treat with Key Largo’s many meat options and selection from the grill, which have been sourced from the lower foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains in the Natal Midlands. Lamb chops, aged rump steak or beef fillet are on offer and can be served with your choice of starch, a side dish as well as your choice of sauce.

Whilst dessert is to be enjoyed at the end of your meal, do not discount this offering during the day with a freshly grounded cappuccino and a partner by your side. 

The most celebrated and must have signature dessert is Key Largo’s Key Lime Pie. Further options for summer and winter also include American style baked cheese cake, a coconut infused panna cotta served with a tangy mango coulis and chillit tuile, pineapple tarte tatin, and a Cuban-style white-pepper crème brûlée with a banana and passion fruit compote, absolutely to die for!

Southern Sun Hemingways also serves a full breakfast buffet from 06h30 to 10h30 on weekdays and 06h30 to 11h00 on the weekends. Buffet options are available on Saturday evenings, and special occasions. Book a show and stay package and enjoy an evening of entertainment, a set menu dinner with a romantic turndown followed with breakfast.

Secure undercover complimentary hotel parking available to restaurant and hotel guests. Visit today for an unbelievable dining experience. To make a booking call on 043 707 7870 or to find out more, visit www.hemingways.co.za