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Showing posts with label PaCri St. Barth. Show all posts
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Monday, March 18, 2013

The St. Barth Diaries 2013 Edition: 11 Great Ideas about what to eat and where and what not to.


The Entrance to our Villa 

Vive La France!
         We just got back from our 20th visit to St. Barth, FWI, so you know we like it there.  You might say almost obsessively so.  But you can’t really improve very much on perfection.  Especially when you’ve found it.  Of course St. Barth has changed mightily since I first came here in 1981 when the island wasn’t yet on the radar.  Those days are gone and the island should be avoided completely over the Christmas holidays.  That’s when the newly rich and revolting descend in force, driving even the most loyal St. Barth enthusiasts to leave the island altogether or go into hiding.  Fortunately, they all check out the day after New Year’s and St. Barth goes back to its somnolent self, the one the rest of us know and love. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

15 Things you must eat in St. Barth, FWI

VILLA ACE, HOME SWEET HOME!
C'EST LA VUE!
SAME WONDERFUL MINI COOPER AGAIN THIS YEAR!

MARCHE 'U' NOW FULL OF FRESH VEGETABLES
We’re back!  We’ve just concluded our 18th visit to one of our favorite places on earth, St. Barthelemy. That little 8 ½ square mile slice of France plopped down in the middle of the Caribbean Sea but so different from the rest of the West Indies, it might be on another planet.  St. Barthelemy never disappoints.  In fact, I would actually say it improves with time.  At the moment, a public works project is making the formerly terrifying roads heaven to drive. All kinds of roundabouts have made traffic, what there is of it, much easier to negotiate.  And not just the roads have improved.  The food has gotten better!  How can that be?  Well, not too many years ago, we remember spotting Orange Juice in the Match Super Marche.  There seemed be a huge supply so we decided to pick it up later.  There was no later. The last we saw of orange juice on the island was that one day. It was delivered once a week and if you missed it, you missed it. Now, a French chain called “U” runs the SuperMarche.  It is positively packed with fresh produce, wonderful charcuterie and sensibly priced wines and an unending supply of Jus d’Orange.  Now I am going to highlight the highlights of our Gastronomical adventures in paradise. But first, I have to pause to dedicate this post to Gil, Andrew's father.