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The insider - Craig Jones is an award-winning Welsh chef who has lived in St Lucia for a decade. He is executive chef of the Cliff at Cap restaurant at the Cap Maison hotel (capmaison.com), and has recently opened the Naked Fisherman beach bar and grill on the island.
I fell in love with St Lucia almost instantly. I’d always liked the reggae vibe and beach life, and just found it so relaxed. Plus, the food you get here is so impressive – fruit and vegetables with amazing flavours, and seafood that you can watch being brought in and sold. The fishermen blow conch shells and people just swarm around.
I like to take my two daughters to the fish market at Gros Islet. There might be lobster, which is in season now, maybe some red snapper. I’ll then put together a basket of ingredients, such as mango, okra, spices and sweet potato, and we’ll head to the beach.
Pigeon Point, on the northern tip of the island, is my favourite. It’s full of coves, the sea is calm and there are lots of locals. We’ll light a fire, wrap the fish in foil and go for a swim while it cooks.
On Friday night in Gros Islet, they shut the roads and have a street party. Most people cook on the roadside - there are corns roasting and the smells are amazing. Everyone’s a chef on St Lucia. I’ve become a big fan of the “one pot”, which is as it sounds. Everything goes in there - fish heads, coconut milk, spinach, ginger, dasheen leaves, maybe some pepper. It’s not much to look at, but the flavour and aromas are fantastic.
Working with restaurant food all the time, it’s great to just switch off, wander and eat as you find. In St Lucia, I’m always learning something new.
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Article in the International Kreol Magazine - online version.
“Food is a great unifying force in the world. People from entirely different corners of the globe can connect over the similarities and differences that make their cuisine unique. Chef Craig Jones might not be your typical French Indian chef, but this Welshman is perfectly at home cooking the cuisine of the island of St. Lucia.”
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Telegraph Luxury, showcases the Cliff at Cap Restaurant as on of their online gallery of incredible outdoor restaurants. The Cliff at Cap is featured as the first in the gallery list after the cover.
“At the Cliff at Cap in St Lucia, diners at every table enjoy panoramic sea views, while couples at its Rock Maison table dine on a secluded wooden deck built on a rocky outcropping. For added drama, this is the only restaurant in the world to offer a champagne zip-line, used to transfer bottles from the bar to expectant customers below.”
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* Second BEST Hotel in the Caribbean award
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Voted number 1..
The Cliff at Cap restaurant was voted Number 1. in the Dialaflight “5 Best Restaurants in St Lucia”.
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Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award
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“This distinction designates Cap Maison as an outstanding “Home Suite Home,” hotel as selected by Fodor’s editors and travel experts. Cap Maison is one of just 13 hotels from around the world to place in this category, being recognized for its high style and pied-à-terre feel.”
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