A few favorite moments on the island of St Martin…
Magret de Canard at Le Tastevin in Grand Case (the main dining area of St Martin). This dish was preceded by whole shrimp split down the middle, stuffed with fresh mint leaves and wrapped in vermicelli and deep-fried. I’ll have to try making that at home one day. Crème brûlée for dessert!
A barefoot, all-white dinner party on the beach complete with a giant baked alaska.
Late afternoon at the lobby bar with iced tea, magazines, and a Caribbean breeze.
At dinner one night.
A view of Marigot and both the Dutch and French side of the island. The Dutch side is too rowdy for me, but the French side was gorgeous, so elegant and peaceful.
Chilled curry-crab parfait to start followed by langoustine wrapped in poached chicken at Tropicana in Marigot.
A mango tatin (with rosemary!) for dessert.
Cheerful welcome at the hotel. They our rooms stocked with bowls of ripe local fruits and chilled bottles of Badoit. Ahhhh indeed.