Chefs Antonio Huyler, Demeko Saunders and David Thompson of Trio Culinary invited guests to an evening of complimentary tasting at The Oasis on Jan. 11.
The restaurant’s grand opening celebration was opened in prayer by Rev. Dr. Silbert Mills and was well attended as guests socialized, sipped drinks, and sampled one-of-a-kind dishes as soft music played in the background – courtesy of DJ/Entertainer Rebel Tony.
The first samples were comprised of a strawberry mojito concoction as well as sushi leading up to a conch chowder appetizer that awakened the appetite. The tenderized conch was fused with fresh lemon grass, Red Thai Curry and coconut milk.
Guests also bit into tasty servings of homemade egg rolls, and curried shrimp.
Meanwhile, Chef Demeko skillfully prepared homemade ravioli, and Chef Antonio followed up with a flambeau demonstration in front of the mesmerized audience. Dessert consisted of a roasted pineapple coconut sherbet.
During his remarks, Chef Antonio emphasized that the menu will be creative and interactive with the fusion of different cuisines made from fresh, local ingredients.
“The dining room will come alive with live cooking stations, flambeaus, sizzling platters and a fresh herb garden,” he boasted.
Future plans include a Family Day complete with hand-rolled pizzas, cotton candy and bouncing castles for the children along with freshly made pastas, sushi, chocolates made in-house, comedy shows, football Sundays, full Bahamian and International breakfast spreads and brunches.
The Oasis serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is located behind the Memorial Plaza and is situated next to the Christian Counselling Centre/Pathfinders Office. Call 475-8331 or 458-7096 for reservations.
In closing, Chef Antonio expressed: “Thank you for dining with us at Oasis…Your culinary journey starts here!”