St. Lucia Eats report
We tried some new places this vist, and visited some old friends. Here's what I think:
Monday - The Coal Pot - one of our favorites. Service is super, everyone is friendly. We had pumpkin soup and lobster bisque, both terrific. I had the snapper with ginger sauce, others had creole, all very tasty. Our one disappointment was that the server did not seem to realize there were beans in the mixed veg, and one of our party is allergic. The owner's wife was very nice though and brought him a bowl of their home made rattatouie, which was delicious. Chocolate cake was to die for, and the cheesecakes were good too.
Wednesday - The Edge - OhMYGOODNESS, none of us has ever had a meal like that before! Service was outstanding, when asked about allergens in the food the server got the kitchen manager who explained the contents of each dish to ensure we had a good experience. 2 of us got the lobster bisque which was incredible. I mean I've never had anything like it. They put a puff pastry on the bowl and bake it before serving. the other apps were great, and they bring out an amuse-bouche (SP?) prior to the app. 3 of us had a crab tortellini with chili oil, the other a tiny egg roll. Entrees: pork tenderloin with a chocolate cherry sauce, red snapper with a red wine cream sauce and 2 beef tenderloins with the coffee pepper gravy. the beef came with a sweet potato and carrot tart, scented with ginger and garlic. We shared tastes around and there wasn't anything that wasn't delicious. We had the desert samplers which included banana tart, basil cheesecake with tomato jam, chocolate cake with a strawberry/green peppercorn sauce, a creme brulle and passionfruit sorbet. After dinner Chef Bobo came to the table to see if we enjoyed our food. He apparently visits every table.
Thursday - Laurel's - a locally owned restaurant, serving caribbean cuisine. The food was very delicious and comforting. She serves several proteins, all come with salad, rice, fried plantains and breadfruit balls. Again we had ginger sauce and creole, and enjoyed it completely. Service there is slower, but she has a very small staff. The resto was completely renovated last year, but the food is as good as ever.
Friday Afternoon - Elena's ice cream - I didn't actually eat ice cream, but the flavor selection was impressive, and the rest of the family enjoyed their ice cream immensely, especially the sour sop and rum raisin.
Would someone please tell me how to make chicken roti??? i'm having an evil craving for something like I had at the Hewanorra airport!
if your ship is docking at Point Seraphin in Castries then sure. They are all within 20 minutes depending on traffic. The Coal pot you could probably reach by water taxi, it's just across the bay from the cruise ship dock. The others you'd have to take a regular taxi, usually about $20 US. However, only Elena's is open during the day, the others are dinner only establishments, as far as I know. So it would depend on when your ship leaves, you'd have to allow at least 2 hours for dinner at coal pot and edge, less for Laurel's.