A Feast Of Saint Lucia
‘Upscale’ and ‘irresistable’ are two words that describe Marigot Bay Resort and Marina’s limitless local buffet, which is why it is fast becoming a regular Tuesday evening destination for discerning Saint Lucians from all corners of the island.
After sunset, guests are treated to a colourful slice of local hospitality and entertainment, hosted by the staff and leadership team, featuring music, limbo dancing and an ever-changing playbill of personalities and musical acts.
But it’s the all-you-can-eat buffet at the Hurricane Hole that has attracted attention from foodies. Piled-high with tempting appetisers, salads and sides, the hand-crafted clay coalpots are lined along bamboo-adorned tables. There are so many choices it’s hard to leave anything off your generously-sized plate.
It’s a ‘help yourself’ vibe with the spotlight on authentic flavours and favourites. Suckling pig with garlic sauce, jerk chicken with mango barbecue sauce and dorado kebabs with souskaille are just a few of the dishes conjured up by the culinary team. Everything is wonderfully seasoned, cooked to perfection and paired with Caribbean homestyle side dishes like macaroni pie, rice and peas and salad of locally-grown produce.
And just when you can’t manage another bite, the homemade sweets twinkle like jewels on banana leaves so you simply must taste the coconut fudge, tamarind ball and guava cheese, which bears no relation to its dairy namesake and tastes more like sweet, tangy, jelly heaven.
Local ice cream flavours like nutmeg, cinnamon, passionfruit and soursop round up the menu, and the evening’s entertainment unfolds along the way, bringing the rhythm and colour of Saint Lucia to match the vibrant limitless buffet.
From lively limbo dancing to authentic Lucian flavours, Tuesday night at Marigot Bay Resort and Marina is a wonderful experience and well worth the journey from wherever you hail!