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Restaurant

R E V I EW

By Jessica Pleger

Island View Lakefront Restaurant & Pub Situated on the 18th hole of one of Sun ‘N Lake’s beautiful golf courses, Island View Lakefront Restaurant & Pub has a beautiful view to enjoy a fantastic lunch or dinner. The island theme sets the mood for their delicious Caribbean inspired menu. This restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and Head Chef Kevin Heim has upgraded the menu to include seasonal fresh produce and local ingredients. Chef Heim was assisted by associate chefs Jamal Alsendy and Ray Andino. Chef Heim has been a chef for over 30 years including eleven years with the Ritz Carlton of Atlanta and St. Louis before joining the Island View three years ago. Chef Heim prepared a selection of their favorites for us to enjoy and experience the new additions to the Summer Dining. A new appetizer that we sampled was the Smoked Salmon Spread Platter that is served with herb grilled flatbread, capers, hard boiled eggs, cucumbers and tomatoes. It was delicious and fresh, the toppings paired perfectly with the slightly smoky salmon. We then tried the new salads, the first being the popular Strawberry Spinach Salad. Baby spinach tossed in an orange blossom honey vinaigrette topped with fresh strawberries, toasted almonds, and gorgonzola cheese. The second new salad was the Caribbean Grilled Jerk Chicken Salad that has Jamaican jerk seasoned chicken breast on baby mixed lettuce tossed in a honey lime poppy seed dressing with ripe mango, marinated bell peppers, and toasted almonds, topped with fried dumpling strips. This is a unique and tasty salad, perfect if you like a little spice.

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We shared the customer favorite Fried Green Tomato BLT served on Jalapeno Cornbread with Applewood smoked bacon and roasted red pepper horseradish aioli. It’s the perfect BLT in my opinion. A new addition to the summer menu for a main course is the Broiled Salmon Filet topped with a mango orange blossom honey glazed broiled and then topped with a Florida lemon zest gratin served with Caribbean yellow rice. It was a very light and satisfying dish. For the pasta lovers they offer the Italian Sausage and Peppers Papardelle with broad Italian egg noodles topped with tomato basil marinara sauce, grilled Italian sausage, roasted bell peppers, and shredded aged parmesan cheese. The pasta was cooked to perfection. Finally we had one of my favorites, the Filet Mignon cooked to a perfect medium rare and topped with cracked peppercorn garlic butter and crispy onion straws served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes. The Island View’s Sunset Dining menu includes a glass a wine or a beer and is perfect for a weeknight dining option offered from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, with the full menu available all day. Island View’s staff will make sure you feel right at home and all your needs are met. You will definitely leave with a pleased palate and a full stomach. Enjoy the new summer menu items until the end of August, then they will change the menu and offer something new and innovative in the fall. Island View also offers banquet room and catering options to meet your every need when it comes to a perfect dining experience.

Heartland Living June-July issue 2016  
Heartland Living June-July issue 2016  

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