St. Kitts has an enormous variety of food, from amazing Caribbean beach shack fare to upscale French food. Even though some of the restaurants are fancy, the atmosphere is still extremely casual–neither Jon nor my dad ever wore pants or close-toed shoes to dinner. Here’s an overview of some of the great food we ate while on St. Kitts.
Our first night on the island we walked from our hotel, on the Atlantic side of Frigatte Bay, to the Caribbean side of the bay. The Caribbean side has a row of beach shack restaurants, all serving casual Caribbean fare in the sand. We went to Cathy‘s, where the food is grilled fresh right in front of you and the service is sloooowwww. Extremely slow, think island time multiplied by three or four. It was fine, we weren’t in a hurry, and the food was AMAZING but, man, slow.
So that’s Jon and me and then my parents, all at Cathy’s. Waiting for our food. And here’s some food:
Grilled jerk (mild jerk) chicken with Caribbean rice, fried plantains, a potato salad, vegetables, and a green salad. And this is a grilled Caribbean lobster with a lot of garlic butter:
And it was all delicious.
We spent our Sunday on Cockleshell Beach, and had lunch at the Reggae Beach bar. Once again, simple, but delicious, Caribbean food in a beach shack overlooking the ocean. Reggae Beach bar is fun because it is festooned with collegiate banners from all over the states–including a few Gator flags. Go Gators.
So that’s my lunch: the top is chicken roti (basically a chicken burrito stuffed with curried chicken and vegetables), Caribbean rice and beans, a salad, some veggies, and more fried plantain. Also 100% awesome.
Sunday night we went to Ciao, an Italian restaurant within walking distance of our hotel, for their Mother’s Day price fixe. I had a lovely lobster and avocado salad that was artfully presented in a lobster shell, lobster ravioli in a vodka sauce, and some sort of Neapolitan ice cream dessert that had little jellied fruit pieces in it. The lobster parts were the best–one can never have too much lobster!
And here is the family (minus my sister, who hadn’t gotten to St. Kitts yet) post dinner.
Monday we ate at the hotel and then hit up a sushi place near the hotel for dinner–sushi is sushi, so no pictures, but if you’re jonesing for sushi when you’re on St. Kitts, check out Rituals Sushi in Friagatte Bay.