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Make it a Dining Escapade with Oceans 11

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:47 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

There are not many dining experiences that take you away from reality, but when you visit Oceans 11, it will not only be the food that takes your breath away. 


At Oceans 11, you are afforded a breath taking view of the Caribbean Sea, you can hear the waves, and smell the sea. With such an enchanting view you might wonder if the food can compete for attention. It does. 

Oceans 11 offers a wide range of dishes — there's something for everyone. If you are a seafood lover then this is the place to be. Their escovitch fish is a favourite, the shrimp scampi is also popular, the barbecued ribs are also tasty, and the options seem endless.


The restaurant also provides first class entertainment. Tuesdays' karaoke night is always a hit, rain or shine. “One Tuesday we saw the rain and closed early and we got numerous calls from our patrons. Since then, unless it's a hurricane and we have to batten down, we hold our karaoke nights,” explain general manager, Angella Lugg.

Jamaica Night is held on Mondays; Games Night on Wednesdays; Soca night on Thursdays; After-Work Party is on Fridays; and Saturdays are for 'flashbacks'. Customers get to enjoy these special nights with amazing cocktails. The bartenders have perfected their drinks and seem to have a special touch with Wray and Nephew brands. 

The restaurant boasts two dining areas. If you want to enjoy the ambiance and scenery you can go upstairs. If you visit on a signature night, then downstairs is the spot for you, and you still get to enjoy the view. 

If you have a sweet tooth you are in luck. They offer their home made gelato- made in house from scratch. The hit flavour is the Ferrero Rocher, which has chunks of this delicious chocolate throughout the ice cream with a literal cherry on top. 

Oceans 11 does not only cater for dinner guests, as they also have a cafe, where customers can get their coffee fix. Lugg said customers keep coming back for more. 
Here is a list of just a few smooth cocktails:

 

 

 

 

Temptation
Ingredients:
2 oz Appleton Signature Blend
2 oz Melon liqueur
1 oz peach Schnapps
11/2 oz pineapple juice
Splash of lime juice
Garnish with pineapple and cherry serve in highball glass

Method
Add peach schnapps and melon liqueur, mix together then add Appleton signature blend, pineapple juice, lime juice and ice. Shake well. 

Gingerita
Ingredients:
1oz blue Curacao
1oz triple sec
2 oz Appleton Signature blend
2 oz Margarita mix
Ginger to taste
Ice

Method: 
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into margarita glass then serve. 

Appleton Melon Fire
Ingredients:
11/2 oz Appleton Signature Infused with pieces of pepper
2 golf ball size pieces of melon
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1oz ginger ale

Method:
Muddle melon, lime juice and simple syrup together in a pint glass. 
Add ice and rum; shake well.
Double strain into a poco-grande glass filled with ice
Float with Ginger ale
Garnish with two melon balls.

Blood Sweat and Tears
Ingredients
2 oz Appleton Reserve
1 oz Campari
1oz Sweet Vermouth

Method
Place all ingredients in a shaker add ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled margarita glass.