Gourmet & Dining in St Barths with Elegant Resorts
The French West Indies offer a delectable mix of sublime beaches, designer shopping and sensational food and drink. St Barths is no exception and invites you to sample its many gastronomic delights.
Take a walk around Gustavia and feel your senses come alive. The smell of crusty baguettes and croissants wafting out of boulangeries. The eye-catching window displays of patisseries, brimming with artisan pastries and colourful macaroons. There are wonderful créperies and lots of little bistros serving up tasty French fare, some with vine-draped courtyards hidden at the back, some right on the waterfront. Other eateries offering platters of appetising nibbles – imagine tapas with a Caribbean twist – fish restaurants, Moroccan restaurants, Oriental restaurants, Italian restaurants, but in the main, French, of course!
Many of the best dining rooms in St Barths are found in the luxury hotels. On the Rocks at Eden Rock is a great example, where a creative menu of zesty, exotic cuisine is served in a truly fabulous setting. French ingredients are imported daily and cleverly combined with local specialities for oceanfront dégustation at its best.
Highly skilled sommeliers are always on hand to recommend and perfectly pair wines and Champagnes with your menu selections. Just like the food, the finest labels are regularly flown in and the island’s top restaurants boast show-stopping wine cellars.
So whether you fancy a chunk of brie on a baguette and a carafe of house plonk, or a full-blown, six-course extravaganza washed down with a bottle of Krug, eating out in St Barths is a totally scrumptious pastime. Bon appetit!