photos from our cooking class and meal with Orlando
There are numerous dining options in St. Lucia. Many of the best chefs mix traditional Caribbean flavours and produce with other cuisines and techniques to create innovative and exciting fine dining.
Orlando’s: One evening at C’est La Vie we had a special guest. Orlando (or Share the Love Chef as he calls himself) gave us an enthusiastic cooking demonstration and a dinner that was truly delicious and very memorable. Born in England, Orlando moved to St. Lucia thirteen years ago and has since been promoting Caribbean cuisine and the vibrant flavours so readily available in this climate. His first solo restaurant has just opened in Souffriere, St. Lucia and promises to be magnificent. http://www.sharethelovechef.com/bio.html
The Cliff at Cap Maison: Cap Maison is placed on the edge of a cliff as the name makes clear. After a very informative wine tasting, we were treated to an exceptional meal at the restaurant. In my opinion, the food here is Michelin-star standard, I couldn’t fault the Sweet Pea with White Truffle Risotto or the Braised Kobe Short Rib. http://capmaison.com/
East Winds: A more rustic but equally exciting place to eat… East Winds is a unique all-inclusive boutique resort with a generous patch of beach and lovely facilities. At lunchtime the hotel restaurant offers a great buffet where we tried Caribbean classics like beef roti, fish stew and fresh salads. I’d also recommend the tropical Pina Colada. http://www.eastwinds.com/home.php
A few other fine restaurants I heard complimented during our stay in St. Lucia are the following: Hotel Chocolat, The Edge, Ladera and Jade Mountain.
Many thanks to Premier Concierge for advice and arrangements.