(5th edition, copyright 2005 by Ron Charles)
Travel writer Ron Charles lists Pompano Beach Club atop his "Best Places to Stay" section in the most up-to-date edition of his Bermuda Guide, available in bookstores across North America.
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"This superb seaside restaurant is a large part of the magic over at the Pompano Beach Club. The Cedar Room has become one of the island's best places to dine and is filled to the brim with the kind of welcoming, warm, and subtle ambiance that I rarely, if ever, see in Bermuda's more famous gourmet establishments - embellished by picture windows with beautiful sunset views over the sea, exposed beams of Bermuda cedar, and beautifully set tables.
The Cedar Room and its adjacent outdoor terrace offer a wonderful array of gourmet dinners that all show the talents of Executive Chef Paul Proverbs. The excellent chef here displays a bold style of incorporating the freshest possible locally harvested produce and a selection of top quality imported ingredients into typical Bermudian dishes as well as innovative New World and classic European recipes.
The Cedar Room's fabulous five-course dinner menu, which changes each day, may consist of such mouth-watering items as char-grilled Thai chicken with ginger sauce served atop smoked vegetable ratatouille, yellowfin carpaccio, smoked Scottish salmon wrapped around herb-walnut cream cheese, asparagus risotto, escargots in garlic butter, grilled Portobello mushrooms with goat cheese, Bermuda codfish cakes, chilled pear and Bleu cheese soup, broccoli & stilton cheese soup, Bermudian lobster stuffed with shrimp and mushrooms, spinach or garden salads with your choice of superb dressings, roast prime rib, Jamaican styled jerk chicken, sesame encrusted rack of lamb, classic filet mignon, penne pesto, grilled Mahi-Mahi, shrimp and scallop kebabs, vegetarian ravioli with wild mushrooms, and many other treats.
The restaurant's dress code here is smart casual. On Monday nights, following the Manager's complimentary Rum Swizzle party, there is an outstanding casual evening BBQ buffet (during the warmer months) featuring a huge salad bar, cooked to order black Angus steaks, barbecued ribs, grilled local sport fish, curried mussel pie, teriyaki chicken, and dozens of other unique selections.
Desserts here are a serious matter, with a great selection of Swiss pastry chef Jorg Rudolf's freshly made masterpieces such as peach mousse, Linzer tort, black rum pineapple cream tart, chocolate Grand Marnier mousse, brownie cheesecake, strawberry almond pillows, frozen peach passion fruit parfait, sun-dried apricot dumplings with vanilla brandy sauce, and an unforgettable banana royale."