Destination: St Maarten 2022

Wine & Dine

What’s new in Dining BY KERRY BIDDLE

elcome to the new kids on the block, Simpson Bay Resort, Da Waterhole, and Jai’s Contemporary Fusion Cuisine. They may not be new establishments, but they are new to Destination Magazine. There are a few places to find something good to eat at the Simpson Bay Resort ranging from snacks to steaks. La Patrona is a family restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a strong Mexican influence. Replay is where you want to be when there is a big game on. You can order snacks, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, burgers and a selection of sushi rolls to go with your beer (or whatever else you may be drinking). Juliette’s Bistro is the place for fresh food without being fancy. They describe themselves as chic casual. Try their 3 cheese fondue or tender steaks

The concept of The Hideaway bar and restaurant was first established in 1987. A cozy little restaurant/bar perched beside an overflowing pool that runs over onto a spectacular view. The name says it all as this secretive and tranquil nook offers a perfect setting for cheerful breakfasts, long lazy lunches and romantic candlelit dinners. The international cuisine is exquisitely presented and reasonably priced with generous portions. Unwind to the sound of carefully selected, easy-listening music and chat with their friendly staff who are eager to share their insights with you. At The Hideaway, you’ll experience the kind of island hospitality that will make you never want to go home again. Breakfast and lunch served daily from 8 am to 2 pm. Dinner, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. beer of the same name. The beach bar hosts karaoke sessions on a Friday night, so why not go out and have a bit of fun and enjoy their Dutch Blonde beer while you’re about it? Our longstanding partners have a few new happenings too. IZI Ristorante Italiano only opens for dinner now…until further notice. They still serve the freshest handmade pasta and sauces around. Topper’s has moved to where The Carousel used to be. They still serve the authentic Italian gelato and have also brought all the Topper’s favorites on the menu with them. La Villa’s hours have changed. They open at 5pm and are closed on Wednesdays. The delectable menu and fine French cuisine is still top notch.

followed by a slice of wildly decadent black forest cake. And finally, belly up for a tasty lunch at the Coco Beach Bar if hunger knocks and you are covered in salt water and sand. Da Waterhole on Mullet Beach has regular live music sessions and offers a delectable selection of local cuisine. You can’t go wrong with their ribs, done the traditional way on smouldering charcoal. Take a tip from us and arrive hungry. Jai’s Contemporary Fusion Cuisine offers a fusion of Caribbean and Indian flavors that will make the tastebuds sit up and take notice. Their baked salmon with eggplant purée and a tamarind-balsamic glaze is one to look out for, as are their spicy Indian dishes. Dutch Blonde is both a place on the Boardwalk in Philipsburg and a craft

The Hideaway

 La Vista Resort, #53 Billy Folly Road, Pelican Key, Simpson Bay   1 721 544 3005/544 2642

  +1-721-544-3005

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