A New Look (And a New Leading Chef) at Dominica’s Signature Eatery


By Dana Niland
CJ Contributor

It’s the place to eat, the place to be, the place to be seen in Dominica, and it just got even better.

The Palisades restaurant at Dominica’s Fort Young hotel has officially relaunched, with a newly designed, expanded eatery and a new menu by renowned Jamaican Chef Kevin Broderick.

The waterfront eatery, which relaunched this week, has an open design, with al fresco dining on a wrap-around balcony and another level under a canopied roof.

“We’re thrilled to open the new Palisades Restaurant and to continue connecting the community and visitors through culinary experiences,” said Marvlyn James, Fort Young Hotel’s general manager. “We’ve harnessed our landmark location and designed the space to feature a more open floor plan and indoor-outdoor setting to really capitalize on our treasured views. We’ve also created an inventive menu that showcases the natural bounty of the island, including locally-sourced ingredients straight from nearby farms and, of course, the Caribbean Sea.”

Broderick has taken the reins at the restaurant after having served as a guest chef in the middle of 2018.

“Sometimes the key ingredient to any successful restaurant is to stay true to its roots, so with this philosophy, The Palisades Restaurant’s menu pays great homage to a few components—our rich historical legacy, local ingredients and magnificent architectural features,” Broderick told Caribbean Journal. “Out of this amalgamated excellence comes a culinary artistry celebrating iconic island gastronomic flavors, highlighting each course as a conversational piece that breathes life into a new Caribbean contemporary cuisine and satisfies even the most discerning palette.”

It’s another big step for the Fort Young, which has emerged as the centerpiece of Dominica’s tourism recovery.

— CJ


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