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
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