Two Phenomenal French Eateries in Fort Walton Beach
Posted on May 15, 2017
Part of finding a great home is proximity to great restaurants. When it comes to food, we’ve got you covered. Sure, you already know about the local dives and seafood shacks, but what about international cuisine? When you’re ready spice up the weekly meal rotation, you don’t need a plane ticket. You just need to know where to go.
Bon Appetit French Bakery and Café
If you weren’t hooked by the words “French bakery,” let us expand. This is one of the best bakeries in the area, period. If you’re looking for authenticity, search no farther. As soon as you enter, the heavy, sweet aroma of chocolate and butter fills the air, and different colored confections—macaroons, croissants, tarts—fill the case!
Good luck trying to figure out which sweet you’ll have, though we can vouch for the guava and cream cheese croissant, tiramisu, and cheesecake. In an impossible situation, such as narrowing it down to only one, we recommend you pick your top three. Eat one there, and take two to go (midnight snacks, after all).
On the lunch menu, the decision is only slightly easier. With an imported meat and cheese selection, you can build your own sandwich using their freshly baked breads: French roll, croissant, focaccia, rye, wheat, pita, or ciabatta. Soups and salads, all homemade, are also available.
Bay Café is stunning. It’s no wonder it was awarded the prestige of Finest on the Emerald Coast. It sits right on the water near the Brooks Bridge and offers panoramic views of the water. The menu boasts French classics with a Gulf Coast twist.
Begin with French baked onion soup or ask about the mussels in lemon butter sauce. For your entrée, consider amberjack meuniere or grouper wellington. The former is lightly dredged and served in a brown butter sauce with lemon and parsley. The latter is a twist on the traditional beef wellington, taking Gulf grouper and wrapping it in a puff pastry, topped with lobster sauce.
The food and service are as marvelous as the view, and the wine list equally impressive. In case you didn’t sate your sweet tooth earlier, crème brulee, coupe Romanoff, apple tart, or French silk pie complete the meal.
Certainly, the Gulf Coast is known for its seafood, but you can experience it in a new way. These two French eateries are inspiring us to enhance coastal cuisine, with a certain je ne sais quoi.
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