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Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar is a foodie favorite in Orange Beach, AL
The food in this post were provided by Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar but the opinions expressed here are my own.
There is nothing like relaxing in the hotel when it is on the beachfront, gulf sea breezes wafting through the curtains while relaxing on a cool, soft bed. As the sun started to get lower in the sky, it was time to get ready for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in Orange Beach, Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar. During World Food Championship’s inaugural move to Orange Beach, I fell in love with Cosmo’s. Their Sea Bass Wrapped in Banana Leaves is on Alabama’s 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die, which drew me in hook, line, and sinker (no pun intended). Last year, we tried their sister restaurant, Luna’s Eat + Drink, where the food was also amazing!
Salmon Salad is fresh grilled salmon nestled on a bed of house greens, tossed in a honey vinaigrette and served with julienned apricots, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and roasted pecans. Being in the South, I am drawn to the gravies and fried foods. I went with something lighter for the evening and it was a great choice. The salmon was succulent and full of buttery salmon flavor. The greens were fresh and crisp. I love that they offer bleu cheese on any salad. It’s my favorite cheese! The honey vinaigrette rounded out the dish nicely with its sweet and light flavor.
Catfish is a baked andouille crusted Alabama farm raised catfish filet topped with meuniere sauce and served with crushed Yukon gold potatoes and fresh vegetables. This dish has a lot of flavors and textures to make your mouth and taste buds happy. I love the crispy exterior and the succulent interior of the catfish. But that meuniere sauce made my taste buds so happy! Its buttery flavor worked so well with the flavor of the catfish.
Redfish (fresh catch) prepared grilled, blackened, or fried and served with their house rice and vegetable selection. Again, the redfish is such a great fish. My dad had it for lunch and had to have it again for dinner. He ordered it blackened and was served almost like a steak. The blackened exterior had a warm flavor, not too spicy and the interior was succulent and tender. The pairing with asparagus and dirty risotto were perfect.
Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar wowed me yet again with their amazing food! With our seafood cravings fulfilled, it was time to waddle back to The Wharf and find out how my friends Jodi and Rebecka faired in the Bacon World Championship.
For more information:
25753 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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