For the third year, editor Matt Sulem and the team at “The Daily Meal” (thedailymeal.com) explore and rank the best restaurants in the region. Flying Fish of Freeport, Grand Bahama debuted on their list for 2016 at #58. This is what they had to say:
“When it comes to Flying Fish Modern Seafood, husband-and-wife Tim and Rebecca Tibbitts aren’t just the owners, they run the entire operation. Tim is the chef who cooks up lunch foods like a homemade BLTs with house-cured and -smoked pork belly bacon and truffle mayo, or flashier dinner dishes, like crispy-skin snapper with tomato quinoa, king crab, olives, apples, and cucumber or the signature 72-hour sous-vide beef short rib with pine nuts, heirloom tomatoes, basil, and potato gnocchi — but he’s also the guy who sings and plays guitar for restaurant guests on the dock on Sunday nights. And Rebecca isn’t just a sommelier, she’s the Bahamas’ only certified female sommelier, and will pair your meal with the best wine — or, if the situation calls for it, other beverages, like sake or tequila.
Together, the couple has garnered international attention ever since Flying Fish opened in 2012 and, subsequently, has been repeatedly named one the best restaurants in the Caribbean and awarded a four-diamond rating by AAA — the first restaurant in Grand Bahama to do so.”
The top 101 restaurants include some of San Pellegrino’s Top 50 in the world: Central Restaurante (Lima, Peru). D.O.M. (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Pujol (Mexico City, Mexico) and other top ranked chef’s restatuants like Blue by Eric Ripert (Grand Cayman), and Mi Casa by Jose Andres (Puerto Rico).
AAA/CAA 4 Diamond Rated 2014, 2015
Top 25 Chefs of the Caribbean 2014 (Caribbean Journal)
Top 10 Restaurant in the Caribbean 2014 (Caribbean Journal)
Top 10 Restaurant in the Caribbean 2014 (TripAdvisor)
Traveller's Choice Award 2014 (TripAdvisor)
Fodor's Recommended 2013