Thursday, December 20, 2012

taking us to TAIWANA for two lovely lunches and more, St. Barth's (12-19 & 20-12)

As you will recall from my last entry, I had an awful night of it
tummy-wise, so waking the next morning was not easy. We had some major
disasters at our hotel and ending up checking out within hours.
Luckliy, I had a hotel inspection that morning at the newly reopened
and managed TAIWANA on the gorgeous Anse des Flamands just 5 minutes
away from our hotel. The manager showed us a two bedroom suite with
private pool and cliffhanging views of the bay all the way to St.
We moved in seconds, but only after enjoying a superb lunch at the
TAIWANA Restaurant. At lunch it is simple cuisine and at dinner it
tunrs into PacRi, one of the island's more well known Italian dining
spots (which we won't get to).
Samuel had a beatiful huge CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD, WIll kept it simple
with the CAPRESE of magnificent quality tomatoes and mozzarella and I
ordered the BROCHETTE de CREVETTES, two skwers of tasty grilled shrimp
with magnificnet sides of Potatoes Dauphinois that had an
unreal crunch on top from the broiler, Onion Marmelade (for the
shrimp) and Leek Compote. My tummy was okay again and we were back in
eating mode.
We could not wait to return after packing up, as we knew TAIWANA would
be a dreamy hotel to be at. (and it is).

We have now been here a day and just had lunch with Samuel and Will
both devouring another CAPRESE with lush tomatoes and rich mozzarella.
I loved the simple yet well seasoned and large appetier of CEVICHE of
Mahii-Mahi (dorado or daurade, locally) and Samuel said the fries were
fab (they were).
Our last dinner tonight is at the famous Relais et Chateux hotel Le
Toiny in their top rated Le Gaiac Restaurant.