Monday, August 22, 2011

Sarasota: Helmsley Sandcastle Coffee Shop

Last weekend I flew to Sarasota, Florida for Justin and Caroline's wedding.  I could go into detail about how heartwarming it was and how happy we all were to be part of the celebration, but it gets me misty-eyed, and this is a food blog.  Which brings me to the Friday lunch that Elyse, Max, Helen, Paras, and I enjoyed in the company of the soon-to-be-groom.  The casual side of the Helmsley Sandcastle hotel's restaurant is called The Coffee Shop, and we had a great post-flight lunch:

Bruschetta:


Blue crab bisque, which Helen quite liked, though she was sad once the crab pieces were gone and only soup was left:


Grouper sandwich, which Max said was excellent:


I had a club sandwich on whole wheat bread, with potato chips.  Apparently I forgot to photograph my plate, but it was good (toasting the bread is key!).

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