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 beach beyond.

"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."

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