If you’re visiting Sanibel Island anytime soon, you have to stop by the old-fashioned chic Thistle Lodge at Casa Ybel Resort. Or better yet, I recommend staying at the Casa Ybel Resort. You can’t beat the mile long ocean view, lush lawns, and all the amazing amenities at this spacious resort.
At the Thistle Lodge, you will find quaint sitting areas with views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Thistle Lodge provides an award winning menu with a blend of Floridian, European and Asian flavors. Chef Jamie at the Thistle Lodge served us their popular dishes to try. Every single dish was bursting with island flavors. The beachfront salad had me hooked. I tried recreating the dish, but no luck yet. My attempt missed some key flavors. Keep scrolling to see the delicious foods we were served for lunch.
Spicy Mango Margarita on the rocks
Beachfront Salad –Mesculin Greens, Frizzled Leeks, Raspbarry, Orange, Macadamia Nut Vinaigrette
Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi Filet – Grilled Pineapple Compote, Swiss Chard, Coconut Curry Buerre Blanc, Blood Orange Reduction, Jasmine Rice
Chocolate Coconut Dream Supreme – Macadamia Nut Graham Cracker Crust, Toasted Coconut, Pecan Nougat, Chocolate Mousse
To make a reservation, click here or call at 239.472.9200
Photography by Janel Kilnisan