Restaurants & Bars

St. Barts Trip Report

Dick Davis | Aug 19, 200509:43 PM

Just returned from another wonderful trip to St. Barts. Had some great food, even though we were disappointed that Wall House was closed for the summer.

Le Piment -- good paninis and salads. Outstanding French fries.
Grain de Saline -- very good hamburger with goat cheese, OK fries, excellent salads.
Eden Rock -- Excellent minute steak "tournedoes,"
lobster spring rolls and Caesar salad with grilled chicken.
Cafe Victoire -- a new place opened by the former Eden Rock chef. Actually a little sidewalk bistro serving an assortment of small plates, priced from 5 to 8 euros. Especially good: charcuterie plate, creole spiced gazpacho and seared beef.

Eden Rock -- Two superb fish dishes: monkfish and halibut. An excellent Thai-style shrimp and noodle dish. Fabulous desserts.
La Langouste -- Were pleasantly surprised to hear they had lobsters and even more pleasant to eat them.
La Mandala -- Finally got to eat there -- wonderful. The chef's choice appetizer plate for two was worth the trip. The menu says it's four of the listed appetizers -- it was seven of them, all of which were great. Very innovative and tasty scallop dish with a sauce made of raisins and capers. Best main course was a shrimp curry.
Chef Bernard -- a private chef who did the shopping, came to the villa and cooked and served the meal, and then cleaned up! So nice. He prepared crab mousse, creole style mahi mahi and a black and white chocolate mousse cake.

Makes me hungry just to remember it. Hope some of you who have asked abou the Caribbean try St. Barts soon.

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