Appetizer: shrimp tempura with teriyaki sauce
Main course: Steamed Lion fish in White Wine and local flavours with Jasmine Rice and mixed vegetable salad
Mother had: Coconut Breaded Chicken Breast with Avocado and Corn Salsa and Local Plantain Salad.
Desert: cantaloupe, watermelon and pineapple slices, brownie square topped with white chocolate sauce and white chocolate and passion fruit mouse.
The view was exceptional, the ambience open, elegant and refreshing. All but the sign and the lilies in the pictures above surroundings wise we could see from where we sat. Everything on the menu was delicious by no stretch of the word. .As for the lion fish well, there was also a nice ginger flavour to it coming down to the end so that was delightful. made me wish it was all over the yummy fish but I must admit I was a little disappointed with it though it is possible I was expecting too much.
Let me give you a little story about that.
The lion fish has been plaguing our waters here in the Caribbean. They multiple by outrageous numbers and are pretty new to our marine ecosystem. As an island our marine life is a large source of sustainability for locals and our economy at large. So when this bad boy came suddenly swimming by, destroying our already dwindling reefs and confusing our native sea life, it threw the entire region in a dizzy.
They contain a venom with their fins that can be poisonous for consumption.
I know, talk about a bold faced assailant! Anyway, in speaking with a chef a while back I came to learn that very few know how to properly clean and serve the lion fish. It's not impossible, it's just extremely technical. This pleases me because the first battle cry I had was lets just eat that sucker and do our part to save our oceans, when I first heard about it.
Also lets face it, so many starving people in he world if we've got something we could eat that is multiplying faster than we can count and we've got other precious animals going extinct for stupid reasons, (poor rhinos) the choice isn't that hard now is it?
So when I popped in with mother dear (we didn't actually pop make a reservation you could be turned away believe me we saw haha ) and saw my nemesis by association on the menu well...lets just say
Anyway, I'll be crossing 'eat a poisonous fish and live to tell the tale' of my bucket list! Though, I've still got my eye on you puffer fish!
They also had live music, which I love made all the better by the renditions done of classic tunes, particularly one of my favourites, Fever. Have i mentioned the service? Impeccable! I should have gotten our waitress' name she did such a fine job! Usually I try not to go on too much about service, I like to give it a few visit and little them give me the usual treatment to determine if it is consistent or just face value but this much I can tell you. Upon this visit, she was exemplary.
Ultimately, most importantly mother had a great time. I also got to explore a part of my island I hadn't before. As we all know I am very grateful to her for her hard work, love and education to my life. Shout out to all you Director of Operations!
If you ever visit, you should definitely go check out this restaurant. It's worth it.
Peace. Love. Good Food & Good People.