That's the Spirit!

1. From alpha to omega

Begin and end your meal with aqua vitae. Try the lobster dip app, a creamy concoction with lobster bites,  bell pepper, mushrooms and a dash of sherry. Then, order up the white and dark chocolate bread pudding, above, drizzled with a warm and decadent caramel and Jack Daniel’s bourbon sauce. 

Felix’s Fish Camp • 1530 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort. 626-6710 

2. Don’t wine if i do

Hearty Gulf shrimp are painted with an olive oil and butter combo before being dusted with flour and a pinch of parsley. The chef then sautés the dish before glazing it in a creamy Taylor Marsala wine sauce that is rich enough to make your taste buds tingle.

Osman’s Restaurant • 2579 Halls Mill Rd. 479-0006

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3. feeling bubbly

Flame-grilled salmon with a brie cheese wedge shares the dish with salmon mousse-filled poached pear and field greens. Dried cranberries and walnuts decorate the dish, and a Champagne and sugar vinaigrette adds some pep to the plate. 

Kitchen on George • 351A George St. 436-8890.

4. spread your wings and fry

Deep-fried chicken wings (not battered) are smothered in a thick bourbon molasses sauce that’s made in-house with a “tell you but gotta kill you” recipe. Or, get the lightly battered and deep-fried pork ribs with the same delectable topping. 

Bone and Barrel • 311 Fairhope Ave.,  Fairhope. 990-0782

5. mussel up

A luxurious meal at the Beau transforms an ordinary weekend into an incredible one. Try the mussels, marinated in a spicy tomato broth with plump cherry tomatoes thrown on top and a drizzle of Sambuca, an Italian anise-flavored liqueur with a subtle kick. 

Stalla • 875 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. 1-888-952-2582

text by Chelsea Wallace adams and parker butler

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