Northern St. Lucia food report 9\9-16\2012
We just got back from our vacation on St. Lucia, and once again I feel like I ate way too much and not enough!
We are starting to try to focus our meals on local St. Lucian or Caribbean influenced food, instead of going solely to the tourist-focused restaurants.
Sadness - we did NOT make it to JJ's Bar in the Central Market. We planned to on Friday, however we got overheated and had to return to our resort.
Happiness - all the meals we DID eat - starting with what was probably our favorite.
Laurel's on Trouya Road - she was out of her famous pumpkin soup (GASP!!) so we both had the salt fish accra for an appetizer. ooh, so crispy and good. not greasy. he had the creole snapper - best he had on the island. I had the curry creole chicken - it was SO good. The rice had a little heat to it, which was unexpected and nice with the entrees. One of my favorite things at Laurel's is her breadfruit balls. I don't know how she makes them but they have a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior. I could eat those every day! we were too full for dessert.
Coal Pot - I had pumpkin bisque, he had lobster bisque. I didn't think my soup was as good as it's been in the past. but it was still tasty. I had dorado with garlic sauce, he had creole sauce on I-forget-which-fish. both were fantastic. I remember we had dessert, I just don't remember what it was. This is probably a result of having two of their Bob Marley cocktails... I love blue drinks. :)
Big Chef - actually in a tie with Coal Pot probably. We rarely eat steak at home, so this was a definite splurge for us. I had pumpkin soup, which I loved. He had a house salad. We ordered the 8 and 12 oz New York Tenderloins. He had a baked potato, I had the island rice. We saved some steak to take home, and ordered the chocolate cake for dessert. Probably some of the best chocolate cake I've ever had.
We ate a few times on the resort - Jammers Bar and Papa Don's. They were fine meals, just not as special as our meals off the resort.
Recommendations for local food we got, but didn't get to try...
Ginettes Place, La Feuille Monchy, Gros Islet, St. Lucia. I understand this is mostly a lunch place. Heard it is very good. Have not googled it myself yet.
Bread Basket Ltd, Rodney Bay Marina Gros Islet St. Lucia. great Roti
There's also a Trinidadian Roti Shop just off the Gros Islet highway, near Trouya road that has great Roti. I don't know the name of it, I was told "all the taxi drivers" would know it.
We also found a new (to us) Barons hot sauce - bright orange in color - the first ingredient is Scotch Bonnets... just in case the yellow-orange hot sauce isn't quite fiery enough! :)
All in all, a great week with good food, wine and of course Piton!