The Caribbean has long been a draw for the top French chefs.
Alain Ducasse had his brief foray in Puerto Rico. Eric Ripert’s Blue has for years been the leading restaurant in the Cayman Islands.
And Jean Georges Vongerichten has a growing portfolio of eateries in the Caribbean, including at the Eden Rock St Barths and a pair on Paradise Island in The Bahamas. (That’s without mentioning the soon-to-debut L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in St Barth).
And now one of the world’s culinary stars has finally made his debut in the Caribbean: the multiple Michelin-starred Daniel Boulud.
Boulud’s first-ever Caribbean restaurant is officially open at the Baha Mar resort on Cable Beach in Nassau, The Bahamas: the new Cafe Boulud The Bahamas.
The outstanding new eatery, helmed by Executive Chef David Lepage, is set at the Rosewood Baha Mar, which just reopened its doors earlier this month.
The eatery “offers a taste of France in The Bahamas, and is sure to become a fast favorite,” Rosewood Baha Mar said in a statement.
It’s the latest in an impressive list of Baha Mar restaurants associated with top culinary brands, including Chef Michael Schwartz’s Fi’lia and Dario Cecchini’s Carna.
The focus is on Boulud’s four “culinary muses”: La Tradition, La Saison, La Mer and Le Voyage — or tradition, seasonality, the sea and travel.
The restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is quintessentially Boulud:
But there’s also some Bahamian sourcing, including dishes like Bahamian red snapper with pepper fricassée, chorizo and mojo verde sauce.
The verdict, as one of our correspondents plainly said of his meal last week: “it’s amazing.”
It’s a major new addition to what has always been one of the Caribbean’s most impressive dining scenes in Nassau, from signatures like the iconic Graycliff to beloved spots like Cafe Matisse and Mahogany House.
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