Mahogany House Part 3: The Wine This post is part of a series on Mahogany House restaurant in The Bahamas. See "Embracing His Game" (about the chef) and "Showstoppers" (about the food). Pushing past the main double doors, my husband Alan and I were pleasantly surprised to be greeted with a showcase of wines. I hesitated for a moment but the cashier confirmed that this was the way to Mahogany House. The octagonal-shaped building, which serves as the restaurant’s main entry po
Mahogany House Part 2: The Food This post is continued from "Embracing His Game," a story about the chef of Mahogany House restaurant in The Bahamas. Chef Dan and I settled on stools at the bar's corner for the interview. We discussed the essence of Mahogany House restaurant as well as his own culinary philosophy. He's an advocate of simplicity and fresh ingredients in cooking. Though he has access to irresistible sweets at home (his wife is a pastry chef), he doesn't touch
Mahogany House Part 1: The Chef "Island living is not for everyone. Most everything you need is imported, expensive, and not always available. You can either choose to be upset and bitter about it...or accept it, adapt, and move on."
Mahogany House's chef Dan Quirk shared how he combats exasperation from not always getting the right ingredients for the high end Bahamas restaurant. One must be highly organized, constantly prepared, and wickedly creative. “When it storms, the