Gourmandising in the Grenadines and beyond.....
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Gourmandising in the
Guest blog by Ali Leaf and Andrew Wilkinson
and Andrew arrived as the hard grind was winding down and the partying was
starting. Into the Blue had completed almost an entire circumnavigation and,
after a rough passage from
– a quick word about the sailing. The last section of this epic journey heads
So, back to the goumandising….. Grenadian highlights included a wonderful Creole restaurant – Coconut Grove – nestling under palm trees on Grand Anse beach. After a hot walk along the sand we feasted on lobster (‘ginger-boy’), seafood-gratin and pan-fried mahi-mahi. Unfortunately the sauvignon blanc – with nose of ‘sea breezes and oysters’ was out of stock – but I suspect we found a substitute. Food pretty good – location stunning. Another restaurant highlight was ‘De Big Fish’ at Prickly Bay, where Ed and Andrew had a particularly divine fish curry – and when we disparaged the ‘cellar’ selection the waitress popped out to the supermarket and fetched something better! The home-cooking highlight was red snapper – bought by Andrew and Ed on the quayside and baked with ginger and lime. Served with delicious boiled potatoes and broccoli and accompanied by a little white burgundy – pretty fine.
Another in-house triumph was Ed’s tuna and prawn salad –
magicked up for a late lunch as we moored in the paradise of
Mustique is the island of luxury living. We had the best pina-coladas, followed by an excellent dinner at Basil’s Bar – a hotch-potch of colourful shacks by the quay-side. Andy and I had the day’s special of coconut-crusted mahi-mahi, which was superb. Mick Jagger was also eating there – but unfortunately the night before us! The following day we took a little tour up the hillside and landed at the Firefly – a boutique hotel and restaurant nestling in the trees. Rattan ceiling fans circulate a cool breeze and we could see Into the Blue in the bay far below. Again the fish was delicious – pan-fried tuna, prawn kebabs and a light and crispy fish and chips – with tartare sauce on request! Puddings have been eaten in moderation – but the frozen lime cheesecake and chocolate mousse with home-made vanilla ice-cream at Firefly definitely deserve a mention.
joined us on
In between all this we live simply on toast and marmalade, tea and coffee, fresh fruit and the odd glass of champagne.