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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tuesday Adventures in Dining - Lunch

On Tuesday we drove to the East end of St. Barths to have lunch at one of the nicest hotels on the island. We dined at Le Gaiac, at Hotel Toiny. Always one of the most beautiful settings on St. Barth’s, the Hotel Toiny ‘s Restaurant Le Gaiac has a ‘fish market’ special prix fixe lunch (E48pp) every Tuesday. Jim started with a green pea ravioli dish, accompanied by a yogurt mousse and ginger dressing. Dan had the King crab, surrounded by cucumber strips and a pistachio and lime sauce. For his main dish, Jim’s mahi-mahi, he chose a sesame and garlic sauce. Dan had vivano fish, which is snapper in English. This was drenched in an orange Hollandaise sauce. The desserts were as follows: Jim’s tarte soufflĂ© with chocolate and black sesame ice cream. Dan’s frozen coconut cream with a delicate mango sauce featured a frozen cinnamon coulis, very similar to a sorbet. Everything was delicious, of course. The entrees boasted delicate flavors and the main course fish filets were cooked just perfectly and tasted wonderful. The desserts were also fantastic. The coconut cream was sweet and rich, and the warm chocolate filling of the tart was more delicate and subtly tasty than most. - Dan

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