That special occasion with just the two
of you or a small group, deserves a special place, such
as a restored sugar mill with beautifully restored
stonework (Sugar Mill) or a location on an exquisite bay
(Little Dix Bay).
And the food, of course, is the result of
years of preparation, the chef rising among many
competitors to the top of the profession, especially in
the Caribbean--who would not want to cook in Paradise?
This is elegant dining.
In fact, many of these chefs have
appeared on the Discovery Channel's Great Chefs of the
Caribbean. Richard Buttafuso of the Sugar Mill Hotel
creatively combines the delicious Vietnamese spring roll
with the traditional salt
fish.with his international appetiser, Salt Fish
Suddenly pulling out a torch, Troy Smith
of the private Necker Island Resort, "glazes"
the sauce with its open flame, before sending his Crayfish
Medallions with Oyster Sabayon to the table (see crayfish).
In addition, BVI chefs have had great
success at the Caribbean "Olympics," with 7 Gold Medals won by the BVI Culinary Team
one recent year.
Attire? Here is the
the Resort requested at Little Dix Bay: "During the daytime a
cover-up and footwear are appropriate in the dining room and public
areas. After sunset in the Pavilion gentlemen may wear dress shorts, a
collared shirt and open shoes. Shorts, t-shirts, jeans, tennis shoes and
beach sandals are not permitted. Ladies may wear suitable evening
attire. During the winter season, from Christmas until Easter, we ask
that gentleman to wear long slacks, a collared shirt and closed-toe
shoes. At the Sugar Mill, throughout the year, gentlemen are required to
wear long slacks, a collared shirt and closed-toe shoes. Jackets and
ties are not necessary. Ladies may wear suitable evening attire."
Take a tour with us of the most elegant
restaurants in the islands. Often at resorts, but not
always: Peter Island, Little Dix Bay, the Bitter End, Biras Creek (this
very icon for the Elegant Dining Tour is a picture of a dish set out at
Biras Creek), The Clubhouse at Frenchman's Cay and, of
course, the Sugar Mill restaurant.
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