Today's lunch was a lesson in overpricing, but providing fabulous food
your buck's (or euro's) bang as well.
The Relais et Chateau EDEN ROCK hotel
has long been a standard for
this island and its previous chef is now the guy
where we ate both
meals yesterday at L' Esprit de Salines. Recently, Eden
Rock moved in
the world famous Jean-Georges Vongerechten at both their dining
The elegant ON THE ROCKS at the top of a huge rock outcrop for
the resort is famous is open only for dinner, while the SAND BAR
is open for all meals and sits right on one of the best beaches on
island with the softest sand, the calmest surf and superb service.
you do get what you pay for, and at 20-30 Euros for starters and
courses in the 30's and up it can be alot. Samuel loved his pizza
we adored our SALADES de LANGOUSTES PAYS, Avocat, Tomate
Vinaigrette aux Champagnes.
The top notch greens were the best I have
had in a salad in ages and
four huge chunks of local St Barths lobster are
served in the corners
of the plate. The lobster is warm and covered with a
cream sauce that would win any prize. Even the bread was
superb, as it
has been everywhere (parmesan focaccia, seeded rolls and
baguettes). Samuel had a housemade Lemon Thyme Soda and Will went
the Lime Basil version while I intoxicated with a VODKA
Indulge and enjoy, it is vacation.