Monday, August 18, 2014

superb return to The Restaurant at Amanyara in the terrific Turks & Caicos (8-17-14)

Our last night here was bittersweet as we have truly fallen in love with Amanyara, its staff and the magnificent secluded setting.
We returned to The Restaurant for dinner as it was the only choice, however we were still quite full from our beachfront feast at Da Conch Shack.
We sat down at 730pm and our server Putu (from Indonesia) was a true gem satisfying our every need and helping us to decide what to eat so we did not overindulge. 
A simple amuse of tuna "nicoise" had a small chunk of tartare, mayo, green bean and soy which we all enjoyed, even Samuel.
Sam wanted to try the Avocado Green Mango Maki   which was the perfect light starter as it had six pieces so we could easily share. Sam noted how nice the chopsticks were and Putu even offered to send him home with a set! He went on to have the same dish Will ordered the first night, the Roti Green Beef Curry, which was far superior to the one Will had just two days earlier. Samuel asked for the dish to have medium heat, and it did; there was also more meat and veggies and the overall dish was just better.
Will had the Pan Fried Black Grouper with Black Rice, Asian veggies and a yummy dashi-ponzi broth. The local fish was superb and the presentation and flavors were excellent.  My dish was easily the hit of the night -Kaeng Luang was a Yellow Curry (which I asked for medium to strong and it came just that way) loaded with guess what, tons of that local South Caicos Lobster, Hearts of Palm, Chayote, Lotus Root and more crunchy Asian veggies. A dish of Jasmine rice did come this time for both the curry dishes and I was thrilled so I could mop up most of the superb sauce which easily made The Thai chef in residence shine last night!
A bottle of Coeur de Clementine, Cotes de Provence 2013 Rose was light and perfect for the dishes and made our evening perfect.
We couldn't even think of dessert, but stopped at The Bar for our final visit with Aldwyn, the bartender so Sam could have his final iced tea with guava juice, Will could have another Basil Dazil and I could enjoy Aldwyn's perfect Margarita.
Today we are back off to the Eastern side of Provo and civilization!