Commodore Bob’s to make Valentine’s Day special

Brady Hindman has owned Commodore Bob’s for two years since buying it from previous owner Dan Camp, and said during his four years working there, he has seen its popularity grow and business flourish. (Photo by Logan Kirkland, SDN)
By: 
Sarah Raines
Special to Starkville Daily News

Commodore Bob’s Yacht Club, a restaurant tucked away on La Rue Du Grand Fromage alley in the Cotton District, is hosting a specially-crafted eight-course meal to offer a romantic evening to customers on Valentine’s Day.

Reservations are open for Commodore Bob’s Yacht Club’s Valentine’s Day Chef’s Tasting on Feb. 14. Each of the eight courses is specially tailored by owner and mixologist Brady Hindman and the chefs of the restaurant, though Hindman gives most the credit for the creative menu to his chefs. Hindman has owned Commodore Bob’s for two years since buying it from previous owner Dan Camp, and said during his four years working there, he has seen its popularity grow and business flourish.

Through the dishes planned for the Valentine’s Day Chefs Tasting, Hindman hopes to bring high quality dishes from around the world to the table for the people of Starkville to enjoy.

“This is the third year hosting the tasting, but this is the most methodical and the best one we’ve ever done,” Hindman said.

Each dish is paired with a glass of wine that will compliment the entrée.

Dinner will begin with Oxtail Soup, a plate which sports a stew with grazed vertebrate, green onions, carrots, and German-style potato dumplings.

Smoked Trout Pâté and Shrimp will follow with fried capers, dill and breadsticks.

Wagyu Beef Tartare will serve as the third course for the meal.

“Wagyu is a Japanese dish,” Hindman said. “It’s the best cut of beef offered pretty much in the beef industry. We’re going to have a piece of French bread, shallots and a graved egg yolk, which is like a cured egg yolk.”

Boston Sea Scallops with coconut lime rice and seaweed will add a hint of a tropical flare to the meal as the fourth course, followed by Beef Short Rib – braised beef, served with pasta and caviar.

Langousteins, Norwegian steamed mini lobsters, served with grits will come third to last and A5 Japanese Wagyu will finish off the savory portion of the meal before a sweet Italian finish of Tiramisu for dessert.

“We just offer those special, high-quality items,” Hindman said. “Valentine’s is a special day that people want to bring their partner out and experience the best things as far as relationships and dinners. If they’re foodies, and that’s something they share together, and if they want a special date with something they can’t have any day, then when Valentine’s Day comes up, we offer that here in Starkville.”

Tickets for the dinner are $115 per person. All eight courses with dishes from around the world and wines to pair with them are included in the price.

“I feel like this is going to be the premier event,” Hindman said. “If you want to try the foods you’ve always seen on TV and heard about online, it’ll be a premier spot for premier people who want to have the best food that you can pretty much get.”

Those interested in the Valentine’s Day Chef’s Tasting may call Commodore Bob’s Yacht Club for more information. The event is reservation-only. Reservations can be made by contacting the restaurant over the phone, through email or through social media.

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