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Dec 12, 2009 12:14 PM


do any CHs have recs for places serving good local cuisine, besides Boots?

Already thinking about visiting Boots, Rhodes at the Calabash Resort, and Oliver's at the Spice Island Resort.

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  1. I loved loved loved Grenada. The beaches were so so compared to say Anguilla and Palm but the scenery and culture divine. Go to the Spice factory and shop for spice at the Caranage. I have eaten at Calabash and Spice but also recommend HIGHLY local food. Ask your taxi driver or concierge the best places to try. Crab and Callaloo: Crab backs cooked with callaloo and served hot. These are land crabs. Calaloo is like spinach...if you see Pepperpot order it. A lovely green veggie meat stew. My mother in law add dumplings and salt beef. Roti is divine and is usually prepared Trini style with the curried chicken or conch in the roti/burrito all tucked in nice. Folks in that area call conch Lambi. Oh and there is a lot of funky things to eat I did not try like possum..ewwwwwwwww

    Cheers..enjoy your rum punch with nutmeg on top...

    7 Replies
    1. re: phelana

      Thanks so much phelana! Really hope I get a chance to try out the things you've recommended.

      1. re: phoenikia

        Just read Aquarium is the place to go...try the fish, lobster and get this..nutmeg ice

        1. re: phelana

          We were at Aquarium a few years ago and it was wonderful. I have been trying to recreate the nutmeg ice cream ever since.

          1. re: catzen

            Thanks for your comments phelana & catzen. Love lobster & fish- hoping to try this place out sometime soon.

            Hope to get a chance to try that nutmeg ice cream, too!!!

      2. re: phelana

        The aquarium was really good. I did not get to venture too much farther since I did not have a car. I ate there 3 times and always had a great meal.

        1. re: Piggin out

          That's good to hear!

          What did you like most at Aquarium? Any specific dishes stand out?

          Noticed Aquarium's website mentions "Callaloo cannelloni, Shrimps in shredded coconut and ginger glazed lobster", but I couldn't find an online menu. Have any CHs tried any of those dishes? Not sure if they would be on the current menu!

          1. re: phoenikia

            Really enjoyed meals at the Aquarium. Tried the very tender fried calamari (almost as good as the best ever calamari I've ordered in Greece), the seafood salad (one of the best I've ever tried), as well as the fish soup, lambi (conch) curry, and Grenadian chocolate mousse. Beautiful view! High quality food, and quite reasonably priced considering the quality, location and view. The owner stopped by each table, to make sure we were enjoying our meal.

            Enjoyed great meals at Oliver's, including all sorts of local fish/seafood, fruits, vegetables, mini-rotis at lunch, lots of callaloo! And nutmeg ice cream, cinnamon ice cream, spiced chocolate creme brulee. The dinner menu changes daily, with a choice of seafood, vegetarian, poultry, meat or "light" main each night. The dinner is currently $85 US plus 15 % tax and 10 % service (the service they charge, you could tip beyond that). The dinner includes an amuse bouche, up to 5 courses, coffee/tea and a little plate of sweets.

            Had an interesting Creole lunch at Helvellyn House, as well, including green paw paw salad, calalloo fritters, garlic sweet potato, chicken, fish patties, and a tangy blackbean soup.

            Thanks for all your tips, suggestions and comments ;-)

      3. Has anyone been to Oliver's recently? If so, are there any dishes you'd recommend? Can't seem to find much about current experiences online.