St Lucia’s Best Restaurants: Discover Cap Maison

Inspiring Travel Company | 9 Oct, 2018

Cap Maison is regarded as having some of the best restaurants in St Lucia. Inspiring Travel Company took a look around the boutique resort to discover why it is considered so…

Rock Maison

For romance with a capital ‘R’, Rock Maison is the ultimate private space. On a wooden deck built below The Cliff at Cap, right on the water’s edge, it is surrounded by the sea on three sides and has spectacular views of Pigeon Island National Park in the distance.

Begin with a walk down the private steps at sunset to the deck, before having a bottle of champagne delivered by zip wire! Then it’s time for your bespoke candlelit dinner with a personalised menu, brought to you by your private server for the evening.

The Naked Fisherman

More casual than The Cliff at Cap, and set under a thatched Caribbean-style roof, The Naked Fisherman offers beachside dining with a focus on barbecue fare. Alongside the steaks, fish and kebabs, cooked on the state of the art grill, there are the many ‘specials’, like Creole seafood ‘boils’ and lobster lunches, served with an amazing selection of rum cocktails. The healthy children’s menu also boasts authentic dishes, such as pumpkin and coconut soup and grilled Gros Islet catch.

The Cliff at Cap

An award-winning restaurant, inspired by a fusion of Caribbean and French flavours, and led by Executive Chef Craig Jones, The Cliff at Cap offers signature dishes in a typically St Lucian setting. This is a top spot to catch the island’s famous sunsets, and ‘Caribbean Hotel Chef of the Year’ Craig and his team have created hugely acclaimed menus, featuring favourites such as reef conch and ahi tuna ceviche with a mango balsamic jus, and roast jerk pork belly with caramelised plantain and split peas; all accompanied by a vast wine list.

There’s a real buzz about this restaurant, with live music and visiting chefs, but for an extra special experience, the new dining experience ‘La Table’ sees a two-course dinner served to up to 12 guests in a secret location amidst the grounds.

Top Tipples

No trip to the Caribbean is complete without a spot or two of the islands’ famed cane spirit, rum! With over 50 different types on offer at the Cliff Bar, Cap Maison is known for its rum collection, which has recently been added to with the resort’s own ten-year-old premium cask-aged rum. The bottle label of the Cap Maison rum can be personalised to mark a special occasion, and daily tastings can be enjoyed with the in-house ‘rummier’.

Or if spirits aren’t your thing, then there are wine tastings at Cellar Maison, home to a collection of over 2,000 bottles including rare champagnes and organic and biodynamic wines. There’s also the resort’s own ale, The Naked Fisherman St Lucian India Pale Ale, created with award-winning St Lucian craft brewery Antillia Brewing Co.

This article first appeared in Other Shores; the ITC Travel Group magazine of holiday news, reviews and inspiration. Read our latest issue online.

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