Fish, a new fine-dining restaurant at The Cove, Paradise
Island, opened April 12.
The dinner-only venue, overseen by Michelin-starred chef
Jose Andres, offers a menu that highlights sustainable Bahamian fishing
practices and includes a signature dish of fried lionfish, a species that while
delicious has damaged the coral reefs of the Bahamas.
Andres, a fisherman and diver, is committed to hunting this
invasive species so that reefs and marine life can continue to flourish.
A portion of the revenue from this menu item goes to the
Blue Project Foundation, the resort's non-profit organization dedicated to
saving the marine habitats throughout the Bahamas.
"The restaurant tells the story of this mysterious
thing we call the sea, through food, and we are excited to create this
experience at The Cove," Andres said.
Hand-crafted cocktails to start or accompany the meal
include the Bird in the Hand (Plantation Pineapple Rum, Appleton Estate Rare
Blend Rum, Aperol and sweet vermouth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperol
The restaurant features a seating area with a swirling light
fixture of hundreds of gold and white ceramic fish, a bar whose backdrop gives
the impression of a giant blue wave, the central fire stage grill station, raw
seafood bar, several fish tanks and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the
"The inclusion of Fish showcases the elements of the
Bahamas," said Audrey Oswell, president and managing director of Atlantis
Paradise Island. "Chef Andres is an advocate for the protection and
preservation of our country's natural resources."