First stop, Le Tastevin:
|Scallop and Zucchini Carpaccio with olives, |
pine nuts, parmesan and arugula pesto.
|Cod topped with black garlic over |
a saffron sauce and purple potatoes
|Red Snapper filet, artichoke and old fashioned |
red carrots, olive oil and vinegar marinade.
Spiga was a recommendation from a friend, and they didn't disappoint:
|Homemade tagliatelle with spiny lobster flambeed in Grand Marnier|
with artichokes, peperoncino and tomato sauce*
*a bit too much tomato sauce for my taste, but
the flavor was delicious
|Rack of lamb in red wine reduction|
with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus
Marigot, the capital of French St. Martin, hosts a
lovely outdoor market Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Colorful and fragrant spices!
We enjoy sushi frequently in NJ and couldn't resist
The Sushi Place in Princess Casino.
My recommendation: more sushi, less slot machines.
Tempura Shrimp to start
Sushi and Sashimi
My favorite dining experience was at Le Pressoir in Grand Case. A little history...Before the Europeans colonized St. Maarten/St. Martin, the original inhabitants, the Arawaks, had migrated there from the Amazon Orinoco basin thousands of year ago. They called their home "Sualouiga" or "Land of Salt" because of the many salt pans found on the island. Le Pressoir is named for the Salt Mill Press that resides in the town's city center.
Homemade slices of rhum jumbie marinated
foie gras with sweet wine
My husband and I both ordered specials.
This is the beautiful grilled lobster.
Curry dusted filet
Delicious sweet bites to share and end an amazing meal.