city of Fredriksted is an oft overlooked spot on St. Croix
as it is the designated cruise ship stop on an island with
a non existent cruise ship trade. Sadly, Fredriksted has suffered
a terrific blow tourism-wise. This once quaint little tourist
town has lovely beaches, shops, eateries and a really nice
pier that is a blast to jump off of!Restaurant
Le St Tropez
is a favorite with the people that live on the island of
St. Croix. Imagine a Caribbean
style open air European bistro ala St. Maartin or St. Barts without
the unattractive nude people frolicking about. This is the stuff
An attentive owner who’s glad to share a glass of
wine with you,
intimate ambiance and an amazing menu are just the beginning of
the San Tropez experience. Though mostly French, menu items include
We were lucky enough
to spend an evening of bliss with three intelligent and humorous
couples who enjoy food and conversation as much as we do. It also
happened to be the week that this year’s Beaujolais nouveau arrived
on St. Croix. Word was that this was an especially good year,
we’re certainly not experts, but it was delicious to us. Beaujolais
nouveau is an annual event, a harvest wine that is only fermented
a few months and then served young and lightly chilled. Comes
around just in time for the holidays. It works well in the tropics
since the weather is still quite balmy this time of year.
stuck to seafood dishes. Plate trading abounded.
Ooh la la–until last night Veronica was a frog legs virgin–and
her buddy Vern gently insisted on her indulgence of a new thing.
She needed a cigarette afterward.
Again, Ooh… little snail guys drenched in butter and garlic.
Lovely bread to sop up the dregs. David passed on them. Said he’d
had gastropods for breakfast. It was hard to believe though, because
I’m pretty sure there aren’t snails in leftover tacos. However,
normally, he will eat a snail in a heartbeat. There have been
times, after a rain, he’s been seen following a slick with a clove
of garlic and a pan full of hot butter.
The consensus was that it was too salty and too watery. Bisque
is originally French, but never having tried it outside of US
territory, perhaps this is just a cultural difference. We love
the thick stuff with chunks of meat, and this was neither thick
nor chunky. Since everything else we ordered was amazing, we’re
thinking it was meant to be like that.
A giant bucket of unbelievably delectable mollusks swimming in
a white garlicky pool of sin. The bucket comes with a ladle. I
think that is just to keep people from just climbing in and swimming
around with the guys.
involved mahi, scallops-beautiful scallops, shrimp and tuna. Very
fresh with great sauces. But then, French food really is all about
the sauces, now isn’t it?
Crème Brûlée with Raspberry and Chocolate
and Toasted Almonds
Rich, creamy and decadent–if they have it–get it.
Chocolate Mousse You might think — hey it’s just chocolate
mousse, but this one had some kind of spell cast over it. In fact,
in the spirit of the season, we petty much all agreed that Santa
really should consider switching from reindeer to this mousse.
David & Veronica,