Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Fine French Cuisine

Posted on Mon , Jul 08, 2013

Sandals Resorts French Restaraunts[Each Sandals Resort offers multiple restaurants, fine dining and dine anytime options. The Sandals Resorts brand includes more than 35 different signature restaurants offering Italian cuisine, British pub food, varied Asian selections, fine French cuisine, and authentic Caribbean fare as well as seaside dining. And it is all included in your Sandals vacation package. This is the fifth installment in a seven-part blog series. Find links to the rest of the series at the bottom of this entry.]

French cuisine has evolved extensively over centuries. The national cuisine started forming in the Middle Ages to the influence of the work of skilled chefs and various social and political movements. Over the years the styles of French cuisine have been given different names, and have been modified by various master chefs. The national cuisine developed primarily in the city of Paris with the chefs to French royalty, but eventually it spread throughout the country and was even exported overseas. At Sandals and Beaches Resorts, you'll find some of the finest French dishes in the Western hemisphere. 

Sandals Signature French Restaraunts

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Presented below is a couple of the Sandals Resorts signature French restaraunts and a few examples from the menus of each:

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Le Papillon (Sandals Royal Plantation, Jamaica) Feel as if you've wandered into one of Paris' most elegant restaurants. Le Papillon's French-inspired Caribbean cuisine, which mingles the finest of Europe and the incredibly fresh local produce of Jamaica with the classical techniques and venerable traditions of France's finest establishments, takes you on a truly unforgettable culinary tour around the world. 

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Les Hors D'Oeuvre

"Bonbons" de foie gras, poire au porto
"Candy" Foie gras, pears in porto

Crabe cake et purée de patates douces, mesclun de salade à l'huile pimentée
Crab cake and mashed sweet potatoes, mesclun salad with chilli oil

Cassolette d’escargots de Bourgogne
Casserole Burgundy snails

Soupe glacée avocat-citron vert, tartare tomates, gambas et piment d'Espelette
Chilled soup avocado-lime, tomato tartare, shrimp and Espelette pepper

Les Poissons

Dos de Red Snapper laque au Miel, Polenta aux aux agrumes et Gingembre Frais
Red Snapper back glazed with honey, Polenta with citrus and fresh Ginger

Homard grillé et chutney de tomates aux fruits exotiques, Legumes du Marche
Grilled lobster and tomato chutney with exotic fruits, Vegetable from the Market

Les Viandes

Carré d'agneau en croûte d'herbes
Herb crusted lamb rack

Pièce de Filet boeuf au beurre d'avocat, salsa de mangue et tomates
Piece of tenderloin beef to butter with avocado, mango salsa and tomatoes

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Baccarat (Sandals Royal Bahamian, Nassau, Bahamas) Named after the famous French Crystal manufacturer who created the elegantly curved windowpanes throughout its interior, Baccarat merges the delightful clinking of fine crystal with elegant Art Nouveau decor. Candle lights dance on tables set in stunning bay windows while white-gloved waiters serve award winning French cusine, all overlooking the moonlit pool. 

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Hors d’Oeuvres - Appetizers

Mille Feuilles de Légumes – Vegetables
Grilled Mushrooms, Creamed Spinach and Pumpkin Mousseline Layered in Puff Pastry, Tomato Orange Coulis

Cocktail aux Fruits de Mer - Seafood
Chilled Marinated Seafood in Season

Les Soupes – Soups

Bisque de Coquillages et Crustacés - Seafood Bisque
Lobster, Clams and Mussels Slowly Simmered in Tomato Cream Infused with Brandy

Consomme “Celestine”
Light Chicken Broth Garnished with Carrot and Crêpe “Julienne”

Les Plats Principaux – Entrées

Margret de Canard a l’Orange – Duck
Duck Breast, Orange Grand Marnier Sauce and Vegetable Julienne

Poisson du Jour – The Catch of the Day
Filet of Fish en Papillote with Mangoes, Steamed Potatoes, Market Vegetables and Creole Salsa

Les Desserts

Crêpe Suzette
Thin French Pancake filled with fresh fruit compote, topped with sweet orange sauce

Crème Brûlée pour les deux
A Traditional Crème Brûlée to share with your loved one

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Also worth mentioning is Sandals signature Parisian-style patisserie, Cafe de Paris (Sandals Whitehouse, Sandals Grande Antigua and Sandals Emerald Bay) featuring sinful pastries, crepes, coffees and dessert. After all, everyone works up a sweet tooth sooner or later.

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In this seven-part blog series, we will take a look at several of the Sandals signature restaurants and their exemplary menus. Don't miss:

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Italian Regional Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Olde Country British Pub
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Unique Asian Fusion
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Fine French Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Authentic Caribbean Fare and Seaside Dining (coming soon)
Client Review: Sandals Resorts Dining (coming soon)

Whether you are planning a Caribbean honeymoon, destination wedding, 25th wedding anniversary or you're just a beach-loving foodie, let me help you select the right Sandals resort for your vacation style. There is never any charge for my services. Click below to request your one-on-one vacation consultation or register to attend our next Sandals webinar.

Request a Complimentary Consultation or Join a Webinar: Join a free webinar

Topics: Sandals Royal Bahamian, Sandals Royal Plantation, Dining and Food

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Unique Asian Fusion

Posted on Wed , Jul 03, 2013

Sandals Resorts Asian Restaurants

[Each Sandals Resort offers multiple restaurants, fine dining and dine anytime options. The Sandals Resorts brand includes more than 35 different signature restaurants offering Italian cuisine, British pub food, varied Asian selections, fine French cuisine, and authentic Caribbean fare as well as seaside dining. And it is all included in your Sandals vacation package. This is the fourth installment in a seven-part blog series. Find links to the rest of the series at the bottom of this entry.]

Asian cuisines are all about harmony and balance, but each different cuisine accomplishes this in its own singular way. Whether finicky or adventurous, bold or timid, hearty or healthy, there is an Asian cuisine to suit every approach to dining - and Sandals offers them all. In Thai cuisine, achieving the perfect flavor for any dish relies upon a balance of four basic tastes: sour, bitter, sweet and salty. Intricate fruit and vegetable carvings add the finishing touch to Asia's most elaborately decorated plates. Clean, natural, unspiced flavors define Asia's most healthful cuisine, Japanese.

Sandals Signature Asian Restaurants

Sandals Asian Restaurants Logos

Presented below is a couple of the Sandals Resorts signature Asian restaraunts and a few examples from the menus of each: 

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Soy Sushi Bar (Sandals Grande Riviera, Ocho Rios, Jamaica) Tucked Away behind bamboo fronds and adorned with unique oriental décor, Sandals and Beaches Resorts brings a taste of the Far East to the Caribbean. Named after Soy Sauce, a traditional ingredient in the art of Sushi, Soy offers exciting flavors and exotic sushi creations made to order. Skillfully prepared using only the freshest and most delectable ingredients, it’s no wonder Soy is such a popular option amongst our guests. fun. 

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Cocktails

Specialty Cocktails - Sake-Infused Menu

Appetizer

Daily Chef's Special

Soup

Miso Soup
A light soy bean broth with seaweed, tofu and spring onion

Entrees

Nigiri Sushi (2pcs)

1. Ebi - Shrimp 2. Kani - Crab Meat
3. Tako - Octopus 3. Maguro - Tuna
5. Shake - Salmon 6. Unagi - Fresh Water Eel
7. Tamago - Egg Omlett  

Shushi Rolls

(all with cucumber and avocado)
1. Volcano Roll - Shrimp, Eel, Crab, three kinds of sauce
2. Dragon Roll - Shrimp tempura, Eel, Tobiko (Fish roe), two kinds of sauces
3. Rainbow Roll - Crab, Tuna, Salmon, Sesame
4. Highway Roll - Deep fried Spicy Tuna and sepcial sauce

Temaki

Hand Rolls, Once Cone Shaped Piece
1. California - Crab, Avocado and Flying Fish Roe
2. Suzuki - Seabass
3. New York - Shimp and Avocado

Fried Spring Roll (2pcs)

Served with Sweet Chili Sauce
Vegetable
Shrimp

Dessert

Fried Ice Cream
Served on a Pineapple Ring with Pineapple Rum Sauce

Coconut Corn Tart
Served with Caramelized Banana and Cream of Lychee in Ginger Syrup

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Jasmines (Sandals Whitehouse, Jamaica) Traveling all the way from Laos’ village of Thakket, this Asian-inspired Restaurant offers a unique culinary experience that transports you to the exotic locale of Southeast Asia. Taking elements from Thai, Malaysian, Philippine, Southern Indian & Japanese cuisine, Jasmines’ famous Pan-Asian dishes bring together a unique blend of flavors and an exotic flair that will keep you coming back for more.

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Appetizers

Hot Thai Wings
Marinated spicy chicken wings and plum sauce
cole slaw

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls
Fresh shrimp with mango and cucumber in glass noodle wraps
sweet chili sauce

Wasabi Chicken Salad
Marinated grilled breast of chicken & assorted vegetables
served with wasabi dressing

Main Course

Jasmines' Signature Dish

Asian Chicken Combo Dish
Japanese BBQ Robatayaki chicken thighs, Philipino Adobo chicken legs and Thai Lemon Grass-Coconut poached chicken breast

Pad Thai Noodles
Thailand rice sticky noodles with Shrimp, carrots & scallion

Cantonese Sweet & Sour Pork
Crispy fried tember pork strips with pineapple and peppers
sweet & sour sauce

Desserts

Turon in Ice Cream
Traditional Filipino Dessert
Deep fried ripe banana in spring roll style

Lychee Cheese Cake
Served with Guava-Ginger syrup

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In this seven-part blog series, we will take a look at several of the Sandals signature restaurants and their exemplary menus. Don't miss:

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Italian Regional Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Olde Country British Pub
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Unique Asian Fusion
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Fine French Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Authentic Caribbean Fare and Seaside Dining (coming soon)
Client Review: Sandals Resorts Dining (coming soon)

Whether you are planning a Caribbean honeymoon, destination wedding, 25th wedding anniversary or you're just a beach-loving foodie, let me help you select the right Sandals resort for your vacation style. There is never any charge for my services. Click below to request your one-on-one vacation consultation or register to attend our next Sandals webinar.

Request a Complimentary Consultation or Join a Webinar: Join a free webinar


Topics: Sandals resorts, Sandals Grande Riviera, Dining and Food

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Olde Country British Pub

Posted on Mon , Jul 01, 2013

Sandals Resorts British Pub Food[Each Sandals Resort offers multiple restaurants, fine dining and dine anytime options. The Sandals Resorts brand includes more than 35 different signature restaurants offering Italian cuisine, British pub food, varied Asian selections, fine French cuisine, and authentic Caribbean fare as well as seaside dining. And it is all included in your Sandals vacation package. This is the third installment in a seven-part blog series. Find links to the rest of the series at the bottom of this entry.]

Prepare to be charmed by the lively atmosphere and spirits of the Olde Country. Admire the authentic décor that makes up Sandals entertaining British pubs including bars with brass railing, carved ceilings and solid wood floors. Some of the watering holes were even brought piece-by-piece from the motherland. Known for tasty grub and good times, these taverns offer traditional pub fare including savory Shepherd's Pie and crispy Fish 'n Chips. Always lively, Wobbly Peacock, Cricketer's, Drunken Duck and Olde London Pub serve a diverse selection of premium brand drinks, imported beers and drafts.

 

Sandals Signature British Pubs:

Sandals Resorts British Pub Restaurants

Presented below is a couple of the Sandals Resorts signature British Pubs and a few examples from the menus of each: 

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Olde London Pub (Sandals Grande St. Lucian, St. Lucia) pays homage to world famous British pubs. Down a pint of draft beer as you tuck into British gastro-pub fare. With traditional decor like antique mirrors, clipper-ship wall paper and carved bar with brass railings sent over, piece-by-piece, from an actual old London pub, you'll feel as if you've ventured across the Atlantic and entered into another reality completely. 

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Starters

Seared Tuna Loin
Crab and coriander beignets, lime syrup, cantaloupe melon

Marinated Mini Beef Kebabs
Julienned romaine lettuce, sweet chili sauce

 Grilled Signatures

Earth & Turf
Grilled aged strip loin of beef, chips, red wine jus

The Londoner Burger
Prime beef patty, chargrilled, toasted bun, aged chaddar, with chips

Mains

Fish and Chips
Hand battered catch of the day, beer batter, tartar sauce, chips

Slow Cooked Duck Leg
Parsley-potato mash, braised red cabbage with balsamic and apples, thyme jus

Cottage Pie
Ground beef, begetables, with potato mash, oven baked

Sweets

Banoffee Pie
Caramelized banana pie, whipped cream

White Chocolate Cheesecake
with red berry puree

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The Cricketer's Pub (Sandals Royal Bahamian, Nassau, Bahamas) Take a tour of England's finest pubs from the warmth of the Caribbean. Enjoy old favorites such as shepherd's pie, bangers and mash smothered in rich gravy, and other traditional pub food in a jovial British atmosphere. Tap your feet to the music as you enjoy a "sweet" and wash it all down with a pint or two late into the night. 

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Starters

Cheesy Crisps
Potato Crisps with a Warm Blue Cheese Fondue

Pub Wings
Your choice of Hot or Dry and served with a Blue Cheese
Dip, Carrot and Celery sticks

Pub Favourites

Shepherd's Pie
Beef, Lamb & Vegetables topped with Mashed Potato & Cheddar Cheese

Bangers & Mash
Plump Sausages served with Mashed Potato & Homemade Gravy

Desserts

Apple Crumble
Served Warm with Vanilla Sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Served warm with a Toffee Sauce

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In this seven-part blog series, we will take a look at several of the Sandals signature restaurants and their exemplary menus. Don't miss:

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Italian Regional Cuisine 
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Olde Country British Pub
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Unique Asian Fusion
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Fine French Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Authentic Caribbean Fare and Seaside Dining (coming soon)
Client Review: Sandals Resorts Dining (coming soon)

Whether you are planning a Caribbean honeymoon, destination wedding, 25th wedding anniversary or you're just a beach-loving foodie, let me help you select the right Sandals resort for your vacation style. There is never any charge for my services. Click below to request your one-on-one vacation consultation or register to attend our next Sandals webinar.

Request a Complimentary Consultation or Join a Webinar: Join a free webinar

Topics: Sandals resorts, Sandals Royal Bahamian, Dining and Food, Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Italian Regional Cuisine

Posted on Wed , May 29, 2013

Sandals Resorts Italian Restaurant

[Each Sandals Resort offers multiple restaurants, fine dining and dine anytime options. The Sandals Resorts brand includes more than 35 different signature restaurants offering Italian cuisine, British pub food, varied Asian selections, fine French cuisine, and authentic Caribbean fare as well as seaside dining. And it is all included in your Sandals vacation package. This is the second installment in a seven-part blog series. Find links to the rest of the series at the bottom of this entry.]

When we think of Italian cuisine, we tend to imagine one singular cuisine representing the entire country. In reality, Italian cuisine is made up of 20 diverse regional cuisines, each with its own unique ingredients. At Sandals resorts, you will find Italian restaurants specializing in cuisine from a specific region of Italy such as Veneto, Emiglia-Romagna, Toscana, Lazio, Campania or Puglia. So, you can enjoy a tour of Italy without ever leaving the Caribbean. 

 

Sandals Signature Italian Restaurants:

Sandals Resorts Italian Restaurants

Presented below is a couple of the Sandals Resorts signature Italian restaurants and a few examples from the menus of each: 

Sandals Emerald Bay Il Cielo

IL CIELO (Sandals Emerald Bay, Bahamas) means Heaven or Paradise in Italian - an apt description of the ultimate dining experience this restaurant offers.  Heavenly Tuscan specialties like Osso Buco Brasato and Risotto ai Frutti di Mare are delivered by white-gloved servers in an elegant atmosphere with expansive views of Emerald Bay.  After dinner, there’s excitement in Il Cielo’s Dolce Lounge as expert pastry chefs put on a show making plating up Italian desserts and scooping out generous helpings of Italian gelato.

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Antipasti

Prosciutto e Melone
Thin slices of cured ham with sliced tropical fruits

Gamberetti & Avocado con Olio d’Oliva al Limone
Shrimp & avocado in pressed lemon olive oil
with romaine lettuce & fresh herbs

Pasta - Risotto

Cappellini alla Carbonara
Thin spaghetti with bacon and black pepper

Risotto ai Fruitti di Mare
Arborio rice cooked with assorted seaford with ricotta cheese

Pesce - Carne

Osso Buco Brasato
Slow cooked veal shank with basil and rocket crushed potato and cannellini beans

Cernia Scottata
Pan-seared Grouper with parmesan and mascarpone mash, tomato and vegetables

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Armando's (Sandals La Toc, St. Lucia) restaurant is named after one of Italy's most celebrated military heroes, Armando Diaz - the general who led the Italian troops in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, which ended WWI on the Italian front. As payment for his efforts, Benito Mussolini named him Minister of War, and he was promoted to Field Marshal. Upon retirement, in 1924, he was given the honor of Maresciallo d'Italia, Marshal of Italy. In tribute to General Diaz, Armando's restaurant serves specialties from him home region of Campania including the mouthwatering linguine and cams in white wine sauce, "Linguine Alle Vongole."

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Zuppa

Zuppa Maritata
Italian Wedding soup with meatballs

Pasta Lato

Spaghetti Puttanesca
Spaghetti with anchovies, olives and capers

Nidi di Rondine
Homemade pasta with prosciutto, smoke Gouda, bechamel and
Armando's marinara sauce

Carne

Pollo alla Cacciatore
Chicken stewed with tomatoes, rosemary and white wine

Pesce

Salmone alla Griglia con purea di patate e burro aromatizzato
Grilled salmon served with mashed potatoes, lime flavored butter
and a chardonnay sauce

Risotto

Risotto al Frutti di mare
Classical Italian rice dish with shrimp, mussels and saffron

Dolci

Tiramisu
served with shaved chocolate, cocoa dust, and coffee sauce

Crema Bruciata all'espresso
Espresso flavored creme brulee

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In this seven-part blog series, we will take a look at several of the Sandals signature restaurants and their exemplary menus. Don't miss:

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Italian Regional Cuisine 
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Olde Country British Pub
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Unique Asian Fusion
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Fine French Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Authentic Caribbean Fare and Seaside Dining (coming soon)
Client Review: Sandals Resorts Dining (coming soon)

Whether you are planning a Caribbean honeymoon, destination wedding, 25th wedding anniversary or you're just a beach-loving foodie, let me help you select the right Sandals resort for your vacation style. There is never any charge for my services. Click below to request your one-on-one vacation consultation or register to attend our next Sandals webinar.

Request a Complimentary Consultation or join a webinar: Join a free webinar

Topics: Sandals resorts, Sandals Emerald Bay, Sandals La Toc, Dining and Food

Sandals Resorts Dining: Encouraging Guests to Savor Life

Posted on Tue , May 21, 2013

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Ok let's just admit it. Most of us want to eat amazing food while we are on vacation. For the few of you who don't, go ahead and look to the right and select a different blog topic to read about. For the ladies out there looking for a romantic vacation that will satisfy your husbands' hearty appetite and your craving for intimate, gourmet date nights, BINGO! Sandals Resorts presents Discovery Dining...

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Each Sandals Resort offers multiple restaraunts, fine dining and dine anytime options. The Sandals Resorts brand includes more than 35 different signature restaraunts offering Italian cuisine, British pub food, varied Asian selections, fine French cuisine, and authentic Caribbean fare as well as seaside dining. And it is all included in your Sandals vacation package. If you're the person who is reserved about trying new foods or drinks because you may not like it, Discovery Dining was made for you. When all of the food and drinks you could order are already included in your vacation package, you are free to try everything with no risk! So experiment... you may just find that your new favorite cuisine is Thai food... or you never knew you would fall in love with a shrimp cocktail martini.

sandals resorts walter staibA note from Sandals Culinary Ambassador, four-time Emmy Award winner, Chef Walter Staib:

"I invite you on an epicurean journey that will tantalize your senses and amaze your palate. With Sandals Resorts exclusive Discovery Dining you will indulge in specialties from around the world. Our culinary philosophy involves taking the time to truly enjoy the moment, the aromas and the flavors that surround you - so take your time and savor every bite of our legendary dishes. And with our white-glove butlers and 24-hour room service in select suites, you can dine around the world, and around the clock-all included.

Together a spectacular dish, an intimate conversation, and a romantic setting, add spice to your lives and fill your hearts. Which is why at Sandals Resorts, we take pride in creating unforgettable moments with delectable gourmet experiences. After all, we believe life is meant to be savored."

Sandals Resorts romantic dinner

In this seven-part blog series, we will take a look at several of the Sandals signature restaurants and their exemplary menus. Don't miss:

Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Italian Regional Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Olde Country British Pub
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Unique Asian Fusion
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Fine French Cuisine
Sandals Resorts Dining: Discover Authentic Caribbean Fare and Seaside Dining (coming soon)
Client Review: Sandals Resorts Dining (coming soon)

Whether you are planning a Caribbean honeymoon, destination wedding, 25th wedding anniversary or you're just a beach-loving foodie, let me help you select the right Sandals resort for your vacation style. There is never any charge for my services. Click below to request your one-on-one vacation consultation or register to attend our next Sandals webinar.

Request a Complimentary Consultation   or Join a webinar:  Join a free webinar

Topics: honeymoon, Sandals resorts, Dining and Food