Colorful Calamari Tacos

King and Prince Calamari Tacos
King and Prince Calamari Tacos

The minute I saw calamari tacos listed on the menu, I had to try them.  The colorful combination of shredded red cabbage,jalapeno peppers, mandarin oranges, corn and fried calamari in a soft taco shell sounded scrumptious.  And it was!

The entree came with a trio of sauces which added even more flavor to the shell: guacamole, salsa or sour cream.  Yum!  The waitress served an overfull plate of three tacos (with fresh lemon and lime slices for juicing) but two were plenty to fill me up. 

I enjoyed this dish in the dining room of the King and Prince Hotel overlooking the rolling Atlantic. The King and Prince, a member of the Historic Hotels of America sits on St. Simon’s Island, a gem of the Golden Isles–coastal Georgia islands. The fine family resort  has a history and reputation of repeat customers returning for decades, so they must be doing something right.

I can tell you the calamari tacos were better than right, they were fantastic and something I’d like to see to see on other restaurant menus in the future. 

Vinny D’Agostino, the new food and beverage director, is pushing the King and Prince to a higher level with more innovative cuisine and local Georgia produce. I suspect he was behind those tasty tacos.  I can’t wait to return some of his other culinary delights. 

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