Updated: Oct 27, 2022
40 St. Maarten / St. Martin restaurants and bars are now taking part in the November culinary month program of St. Maarten Flavors. This was announced today by the organizing committee.
St. Maarten is known for offering an exquisite variety of culinary delights island wide and is often referred to as the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean”. During the month of November, participating St. Maarten Flavors restaurants will design a special prix fixe menu of either 3 courses for $49 or one course for $17.50, highlighting their specialties. With an accessible price point set for “St. Maarten Flavors” the organizers want to ensure that everyone has the ability to participate and try places one might not otherwise get to experience, or would have thought of going to, thus involving our local diners as well as our visiting ones.
St. Maarten Flavors Restaurants and Bars offering a three course November Signature dish for $49 are Aziana, Balls & Wine, Bamboo House, Beirut, Big Cees, Bold Buddha, Bovin Steakhouse, Emilio’s, Infinity, Jai’s Contemporary Fusion Cuisine, Jax Steakhouse, Kingsman, La Patrona, La Perle Bleu Restaurant, Mario Bistrot, Melange International Grill, Ocean Lounge, Palapa Grill, Pineapple Pete’s, Pink Pearl, Pure Ocean, TJ’s Cassava Coal Pot, Sale & Pepe, Salt, Topper’s Restaurant, Veranda Market & Bistro.
Those restaurants offering a lighter one course bite or cocktail combination special in November for $17.50 are 3 Amigos, Amasterdam, Cindy’s Roti, Dutch Blonde Beach Bar, Fabie’s Hangout, Gelateria Milano, Irie Gardens, Lagoonies, Jimmy the Original Fatboy BBQ, Pelikaan Brewery, Quarantine Quisine, Spices of India, The Pier Beach Bar & Restaurant and The Shell.
As a fundraiser for launching a national culinary team to the Taste of the Caribbean Competition, an auction worth over $15,000 in St. Maarten products has been added to the program at its digital updates site stmaartenflavors.com. The public is welcome to place bids for hotel weeks, jewelry, activities and retail items, all starting at 50% of market value and donated for this cause by over 25 St. Maarten companies.
An increasing amount of restaurants have now announced their St. Maarten Flavors Signature Dish for November. Amongst this week’s harvest of newly published menus is Balls & Wine’s “Los Téquenos” followed by island pork ribs and a typical Venezuelan sweet “Quesillo”. La Perle Bleu Restaurant offers creamy avocado and tomato crispy corn with the main course of signature lamb shank cooked in red wine with mashed potatoes, topped off by crème brûlée. The Shell offers rum glazed shrimp with salad, rice and beans.
Palapa Grill brings to flavors their pan seared dumpling, deconstructed Wellington with three options Salmon, Petit Filet or Impossible meat closing off with Baileys, Banana Chocolate Cheesecake. TJ’s Cassava Coal Pot offers an island fresh conch julienne cut with mixed greens and mini Johnny cakes, Snapper filet marinated in Lemongrass and herbs with fungi or rice and peas finishing off with Cassava Guavaberry pudding served in Mango-coconut sauce.
Those interested in the St. Maarten Flavors month hosted by the St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association (SHTA), the St. Maarten Tourism Bureau (STB) and PDG Supplies are more than welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and joining the St. Maarten Flavors newsletter. Visit www.stmaartenflavors.com for more information.