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Typical dishes not to be missed in St Barths


Monday 22 April 2024

Picture Typical dishes not to be missed in St Barths

Saint-Barthélemy’s culinary scene is a captivating fusion of diverse cuisines, showcasing the cultural richness of this idyllic island. With influences from French, Caribbean, Creole, Italian and Asian traditions, every dining experience becomes a sensory adventure. The island boasts over 70 dining options, ranging from upscale restaurants in luxurious hotel complexes to charming local bistros that offer a more laid-back atmosphere.

In addition to gourmet establishments, the island is dotted with small eateries known as “snacks”, where visitors can indulge in high-quality fast food like gourmet sandwiches, artisanal pizzas and freshly made salads. These spots are perfect for those seeking a simple yet delectable meal.

Caribbean cuisine in St. Barths expertly combines steamed vegetables with freshly caught fish resulting in dishes that are both wholesome and flavorful. On the other hand, Creole dishes often feature spices and have a more robust texture providing a true taste of the local cuisine.

Throughout the year, the island hosts various gastronomic events that showcase special culinary creations ranging from shrimp and bacon spring rolls to coconut milk-infused Chinese noodle salads. These festivities offer residents and visitors alike an opportunity to savor exceptional dishes while immersing themselves into the festive ambiance of the island.

At La Kala guests can relish authentic Mediterranean dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients including freshly caught lobsters. The charm of this establishment lies in its commitment to simplicity and authenticity. Ti’ Corail is a friendly food truck serving dishes made with local products highlighting freshness and quality of the cuisine.

Zion tantalizes taste buds with its spicy Caribbean cuisine in an eco-friendly setting. Bonito offers refined French Pan-American dishes with welcoming atmosphere and beach house-inspired decor. Le Repaire located on Gustavia harbor is renowned for its Creole and healthy fare. Maya’s in St. Jean and Shellona at Shell Beach are also must-visit destinations for those seeking a fusion of Caribbean and Mediterranean flavors on their plates.

Eddy’s caters to lovers of Asian flavors, presenting a menu brimming with exotic dishes crafted from the finest local ingredients.

Wine enthusiasts will find their bliss at Le Cellier du Gouverneur and L’Épicerie du Goût where an exquisite selection of local and international wines awaits. Le Goût du Vin also offers an impressive range of meticulously chosen wines to complement any culinary experience.

With its remarkable array of cuisines and exceptional wine offerings, Saint-Barthélemy truly is a gastronomic paradise. Those who visit this beautiful island are guaranteed to discover dishes that suit their palate, enhancing their stay in this Caribbean haven.

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