One of Bermuda’s most-popular eateries has reopened after undergoing a refurbishment and has a new, robust menu to boot. After experiencing a week-long closure for renovation, Jasmine Cocktail Bar & Lounge at the Fairmont Southampton opened its doors to the delight and approval of favoured customers and hotel guests.
The restaurant will maintain their ever-popular lounge environment while boasting new furniture and a new sous chef, Gerardo Say Colmenares, who worked to develop the restaurants updated menu, “Cocktails and Cuisine of the Americas” an impressive blend of local favourites and innovative dishes inspired by the Americas. New menu items include the Peruvian Spiced Lamb Meatballs, Bermy Burrito Sandwich, Shrimp Kebabs, Fiesta Platter, Pina Colada Cheesecake, and Bermuda Mai Tai Pitchers. Although creatures of habit will rejoice at the news that the restaurant’s most popular dishes will still be available for order, including popular light bites, burgers and flat bread pizzas.
Say Colmenares, who is originally from Mexico, joined Fairmont Southampton earlier this summer, and is working alongside the Maitre D’ team to create the ultimate dining experience to inspire guests at Jasmine Cocktail Bar & Lounge.
“The revamp of Jasmine Cocktail Bar & Lounge is an important first step of our dining projects here at Fairmont Southampton”, commented Wouter Aarts, the resort’s new Director of Food & Beverage. “Our culinary team has worked meticulously to bring new and exciting flavors to the table. We look forward to welcoming locals and guests to experience the new interior and try the delicious drinks and dishes from our updated menu.”
The completion of Jasmine Cocktail Bar & Lounge marks the first phase of the Fairmont Southampton’s $1 million refurbishment project, led by interior design firm Wimberly Interiors. Phases two and three will see the opening of Mediterra, a new Mediterranean restaurant opening in early October and Boundary Sports Bar and Grille, an upscale sports bar and restaurant, opening in early November.
Following the completion of Jasmine Cocktail Bar & Lounge, the second phase of the project will begin with Mediterra, a new Mediterranean restaurant scheduled to open in early October. The third and final phase will be the opening of Boundary Sports Bar and Grille, an upscale American Sports Bar concept, in early November. The three reimagined dining spaces are part of a more than $1 million refurbishment project led by interior design firm Wimberly Interiors.
More information on the new restaurant concepts, including opening hours and menus, can be found HERE.