Monday, March 14, 2011

Tortola part 2

This post is going to be dedicated to all things food! Unfortunately I took no pictures of the food we ate but here are my restaurant recommendations and the food I tried:

1748 restaurant located at Long Bay
This restaurant was located on our resort property and we ate dinner and breakfast twice while we were there. The tables are located outside and the menu was pretty consistent while we were there. The first night for dinner I tried the Jerk Chicken with rice pilaf and pineapple salsa. It was very good and had lots of flavor and tasted very fresh. The second night for dinner I had the Caribbean Chicken which was the exact same dish but the spices varied. Both were very delicious. My two breakfast meals were also the same, two eggs with bacon, fresh fruit, toast, and a side of potatoes with onions and peppers. It was a good meal and kept me full until lunch time.

Jolly Roger Inn at Soper's Hole
We ate at this restaurant twice because the atmosphere was awesome and the food was pretty good. This place seemed like a local hangout and on the weekends they have a live band playing. The view looks out of Soper's Hole and the marina is across the water.The first night we ate there we shared a pizza and had a garden salad. The garden salad was fresh and good and the pizza was good although not the best. The second time we ate there B's mom and I split the nachos supreme and a garden salad. The nachos were excellent! B got the chef special pasta dish. It consisted of grilled shrimp, scallops, mussels, sun-dried tomatoes, vegetables and fettuccine pasta tossed in pinot grigio and olive oil. This dish was also excellent!

Sebastian's at Apple Bay
We ate lunch here one day because the boys had been surfing in Apple Bay. Sebastian's is actually a place that has villas for rent, a restaurant and a small grocery store. It's very popular for surfers because Apple Bay is one of the few places you can surf. Coincidentally we all ordered cheeseburgers and french fries. The burgers were awesome but I think they tasted so good because we were all craving some sort of American food. They also have a little grocery store across the street where we purchased chocolate ice cream bars which were also excellent.

The Sugar Mill
This was one of the finer dining restaurants we visited while in Tortola and the food was amazing. I ordered the Caribbean shrimp with vegetables and spinach fettuccine and it was hands down my favorite meal the entire trip. The shrimp were perfectly seasoned and were huge and the spinach and vegetables tossed with the fettuccine were a great addition. Although it was pasta, the sauce was very light which made the meal no so heavy feeling. I would recommend this restaurant first to anyone staying in Tortola

Pusser's Landing at Soper's Hole
This is a very popular restaurant and according to the locals, kind of "touristy" but we had to try it anyways. The food was great and most of all the service was awesome. The most popular drink in the BVI's is the "Painkiller". It consists of rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut topped with Grenadian nutmeg. At Pusser's you can order it in a special cup that you get to keep and it comes in levels 2, 3, or 4. The number refers to the ounces of rum that is added. B and his dad got level 3 and woah, I couldn't drink it. But the "Painkiller" not at a level 3 is very good! For appetizer we ordered Bang Bang Shrimp purely out of curiosity because Bonefish is one of our favorites. The sauce was served on the side and it was good but not as good as Bonefish. For dinner I ordered the Ahi tuna, medium rare, which was served with a side of broccoli and jasmine rice. It was excellent and fresh and my second favorite meal of the trip. This place may be touristy but the food was very good.

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