|Ham, swiss cheese and egg crepe|
|Nutella and banana crepe|
After walking around the harbor all morning, we headed to Saline Beach and then stopped for a late lunch at L'Esprit on the same road. This open-air restaurant serves a globally inspired menu that changes daily to incorporate the freshest available local ingredients.
What we ate: Fennel and smoked Mahi salad:
Provencal pie with Mahi Mahi, tomatoes, olives, and caramelized onions:
A refreshing lemon sorbet:
In addition to its flavorful cuisine, the restaurant is also known for its romantic garden setting, with only 20 tables set on a teak deck surrounded by colorful flowers and coconut palms.
|Eden Rock Hotel on St. Jean Beach|
The only downside was that it took two hours to get our mains, and the two menu items I wanted were already sold out (perhaps our fault for getting a 10pm reservation?). I don't think I dove into my fettuccine until about midnight.
Prosciutto from Parma and canteloupe melon:
Fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil salad:
Risotto with wild boar ragu:
Filet mignon in a porcini sauce:
Grilled mixed vegetables:
I just fell in love with the relaxed and chilled beachy vibe of St. Barths and cannot wait to return to this beautiful island. From great restaurants to magnificent beaches, fun nightlife, celebrity sightings and perfect weather, it really doesn't get much better than this.