Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Blue Moon Fish Co. - Brunch

Sunday mornings are meant to be enjoyed. Since I really like to sleep in, starting my day out lazily and heading out to a Sunday Brunch is a favorite past time for me . While there are some great a-la-carte brunches out there, I must say I'm a buffet kind of gal. I can't really explain it, but I get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I walk into an open space and see an assortment of culinary stations I can indulge in to my heart's desire. Having said that, this past weekend I was excited to visit a place I had heard served a mean brunch and was situated right on the water. This restaurant is Blue Moon Fish Co., located in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea at 4405 W. Tradewinds Avenue. Join me below as I take you on a virtual sensory tour of their impressive new brunch menu. Oh, and make sure you read all of it because we're giving you a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate to Blue Moon Fish the bottom of this post.

This is how I roll...

With Chef /Owner
Bryce Statham
Romantic Live Music
Blue Moon Fish Co. has been a staple in the area for many years. It specializes in fresh seafood in an elegant, picturesque setting overlooking the Intracoastal. All I can say is that the minute I set foot inside, it reeled me in. The indoor dining area boasts elegant high ceilings and contemporary wrought iron and brass lamps, while the mahogany and maple wood accents envelope you in a luxurious ambiance.  I went to Blue Moon Fish Co. for their newly redesigned Sunday Brunch and immediately noticed Chef/Owners Baron Skorish and Bryce Statham walking around and having fun with the diners. I loved how both of these celebrated, award-winning chefs were personally welcoming everyone who walked in.

Chef Dario's Famous Oysters Rockefeller

Our gracious hostess walked us to the outdoor terrace and down to a dock area literally right over the water. I was floored! It was the most breathtaking, romantic view I had seen in a long time. The cool breeze felt fabulous on my face and there were boats cruising up and down the water. Seriously, with a view like this, I forgot for a few minutes that I was starving. But as I regained composure and made my way back to the brunch stations, I remembered.

Delicious Seafood

Sushi rolls include
Eel and Salmon sushi
and Spicy Tuna Roll
Yellowtail Snapper Ceviche
The presentation of their brunch is spectacular, while the array and quality of the selections are impressive. Everything looked so scrumptious, I didn't know where to start. I  actually had to laugh a couple of times as I was eyeing all the tables, because I noticed that other diners had the same awe-struck smile on their faces that I did.  Finally, I decided to start with the seafood (always a personal favorite) and work my way through the rest of the culinary stations. It was quite interesting to find that many of the dishes had a distinct Cajun theme in their preparation that was both authentic as well as appetizing.

Spicy Tuna Roll

The Breakfast Bar
The Seafood Table
Ready for the virtual sensory tour? The Breakfast Bar features traditional breakfast items such as Eggs Benedict, Corn Flake Crusted French Toast and House Cured Salmon Graviax. The Seafood Table offers a wide variety of delectable items like King Crab Clusters, Chef Dario's Famous Oysters Rockefeller, Weekly Trio of Ceviches and tasty Sushi Rolls. I practically moved in to this last station if you take into account the number of times I came back for more goodies.

Treats from The Salad Table and The Carving Board

The Carving Board
The Salad Table and Charcuterie
The selection at The Carving Board was outstanding with items such as Mint Leaf and Shallot Roasted Leg of Lamb and a Spice Rubbed-Grilled Loin of Pork that made me close my eyes in wonder as I bit into the tender meat. I have to add The Pineapple Habanero sauce on the side gave it the ultimate sweet and spicy kick. The Salad Table and Charcuterie featured a huge variety of salads and vegetables, as well as sliced aged Italian Meats and high quality Imported Cheeses. There was also The Soup Station, which included Louisiana Seafood Gumbo and Florida Fish Chowder, and The Tuscan Trattoria; an incredible stop for Chef-selected Pastas and Sauces. Mamma Mia!

You're not going to believe it, but in addition to all of this, Blue Moon Fish Co. also includes Chef Prepared Entrees you can order from your server as part of their Sunday Brunch. In my book, that totally sets them apart from other buffet brunches. Take a look at them below and please try not to drool all over the keyboard.

Australian Lamb Chop with
Eggplant and Ratouille

Chicken Milanese with an Arugula
and Fresh Tomato Salad

Seared Diver Sea Scallops with
Udon Noodles, Julienne Vegetables
and Coconut Curry Lime Broth
Grilled Swordfish with Cucumber,
White Bean Salad and
Grilled Romaine

Louisiana Crawfish and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with
Cayenne and Cilantro Aioli.  I could have had 10 of

Pecan Pie
Key Lime Pie

Of course, Sunday Brunch wouldn't be complete without a sweet ending, and Blue Moon Fish Co. doesn't hold back here either. Chef Maria's Sweet Shop, their decadent dessert station, was a sugar lover's dream. Just envision Pecan Pie, Fruit Tartlettes, Chocolate Tortes, and so much more, along with a cascading Chocolate Fountain with delicious treats to dip. Yes...this place is for real.

Chocolate Fountain
Blue Moon Fish Co. is a total catch! No wonder it was voted Best Sunday Brunch in Broward.  The service is outstanding and they are definitely proud of their establishment. Our servers, Christie and Cory made the afternoon very special. If you'd like to make reservations, or find out more about the restaurant, including their upcoming Thanksgiving Feast, you can contact them at 954-267-9888 or visit them online at

Now here it is...the moment you've all been waiting for! Do you want to experience this fabulous brunch for yourself? I've partnered with Blue Moon Fish Company for my upcoming 1 year Blogaversary and we're giving away a $100 Gift Certificate to use at the restaurant! That's right...$100 to spend at this amazing place! An opportunity like this occurs only once in a "blue moon" so don't pass it up! Here are the details of the contest:

To Win $100 Blue Moon Fish Company Gift Certificate, you must : (See asterisk at the bottom if you don't subscribe to all the social medias listed below)
  • Like my Facebook Page at Adventures of the Foodaholic *
  • Like Blue Moon Fish Company on Facebook at Blue Moon Fish Co *
  • Post on Blue Moon Fish Company's Facebook Wall "Adventures of the Foodaholic Blue Moon Fish Company Reader Giveaway"
  • Follow me on Twitter @mariasgoodtaste *
  • Follow Blue Moon Fish Company on Twitter @BlueMoonFishCo *
  • Tweet "Adventures of the Foodaholic Blue Moon Fish Company" with hashtag #ReaderGiveaway and mention @BlueMoonFishCo.
  • For an extra chance to win, Comment on this post  "Adventures of the Foodaholic Blue Moon Fish Company Reader Giveaway". *
* Each social media site counts as one entry: If you "Like" the pages and write the wall post on Facebook only, that's one entry. Following and Tweeting with the correct hashtag on Twitter is another entry. Commenting on this post gives you one extra entry. You increase your chances of winning by doing it all. 

The contest will run for 7 days from today, Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 to Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 11:59 pm est. Once a winner is selected randomly from the pool of participants who have met the requirements above, I will announce the winner through my Blog, Facebook page and Twitter Account. Good luck and Bon Appetit!

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  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful brunch! Looking forward to winning so I can check it out for myself!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious! Brunch is my favorite meal and this seems like the best... Adding it to my list!

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    I enjoyed your post! Everything looks amazing! Cant wait to win the contest in order to try out their amazing brunch! Good Luck to Me! :-)

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    I had Brunch there this past Sunday. AMAZING!!! Can't wait to go back.

  8. Adventures of the Foodaholic Blue Moon Fish Company Reader Giveaway - NOW I AM STARVING! I want seafood at 7am!

  9. Whoop whooop I DID IT ALL baby!! I'm also a Pisces 3-10-71 so I hope that gives me an edge on winning the generous $100 gift. GREAT BLOG POST my mouth is watering Maria WOW well done. Cheers! xo LisaTakesMiami

  10. I followed you on twitter :) The food looks super tasty... fingers crossed I win!

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    This a great contest and I have the perfect outfit to wear to my victory brunch!

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  13. Adventures of the Foodaholic Blue Moon Fish Company Reader Giveaway!!! I also entered through Facebook but I don't see my post on their wall. :( Pick me! Pick me! Elizabeth Tejada

  14. Blue Moon Fish Co. was my absolute fave when I lived in Lauderdale by the Sea...I still hit it every time I'm in SE FL. Yummo!

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  16. Adventures of the Foodaholic Blue Moon Fish Company Reader Giveaway. Great giveaway for a date with the hubby!

  17. Would love to take parents to the Blue Moon Fish Company. The food looks heavenly. "Adventures of the Foodaholic Blue Moon Fish Company" #ReaderGiveaway

  18. (so hungry now! fantastic write up on Blue Moon)
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  19. big fan of your facebook fan page and blue moon fish. I would love to take my wife on our 10 year aniversary. hook me up please:) Adventures of the Foodaholic Blue Moon Fish Company Reader Giveaway #ReaderGiveaway

    Geo Hernandez

  20. A big "Thank You" to everyone who participated in the Adventures of the Foodaholic and Blue Moon Fish Co. Reader Giveaway for a $100 Gift Certificate to this amazing restaurant. Good luck to all!! The winner will be selected through and will be announced tomorrow, November 23rd via my Facebook page, Twitter Feed and my blog. Good luck and Bon Appetit!

  21. We have a winner for the $100 Gift Certificate to Blue Moon Fish Co.!! The winner is.... @FoodPorn1 who entered the contest through Twitter! Congratulations! Please email me your full name, address and telephone number by Wednesday, November 23rd, 2012 so that we can send you your $100 Gift Certificate. If we have not received the information by November 23rd, a new winner will be selected. Stay tuned for this Friday's Freixenet Fridays Prize Pack Giveaway!! Good Luck and Bon Appetit!

  22. Just noticed the menu posted for dinner has no "non-fishy items". I'm bringing a guest and they are allergic to seafood...(I love the restaurant).....going to call now and make sure they have a selection of items other than fish dishes on the menu.