Saturday, September 26, 2009
Beau Rivage Hotel
875 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530
Sunday-Tuesday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday – 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Closed Wednesday and Thursday
By Jane Feehan
Put Jia on the top of your list if you’re looking for a sophisticated Asian dining experience. The menu includes dishes from Japan, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam and China.
I tried Lemongrass Seared Panang Style Swordfish (about $30) and was not disappointed. The sauces were superb, especially the coconut red curry cream, which did not overpower but accented the fish. Chef Alberto Rosa came out to ask how I liked the food – a nice touch and a plus in my book.
Other samplings included sushi and an order of avocado crabmeat spring rolls. The array, freshness, and quality of sushi is probably the best in Biloxi – perhaps on the entire Mississippi Coast. The spring rolls were a bit large, and enough for two or three people but quite tasty and served with two sauces, one a mild mustard.
Jia is located on the casino level, a stylish restaurant in a lively setting. Expensive. Service: excellent.