A new French Riviera-inspired eatery is coming to St Barth’s Hotel Christopher in October, Caribbean Journal has learned.
Chef Arnaud Faye created the restaurant to transport diners to the South of France, seizing on the elements the two places share: the warmth of the sun, a salty breeze and the laidback rhythm of the destinations.
Faye, a two-Michelin-starred chef and a Meilleur Ouvrier de France, shares his passion for the Côte d’Azur through his Mediterranean menu and the overall feel of the new restaurant.
For lunch, guests might order Pan Bagnat with seared tuna, a niçoise garnish and risotto with red shrimp.
The dinner menu was designed for sharing with traditional pissaladière tarts, little stuffed vegetables, roasted sea bass with fennel and some naturally vegan items like tomato tart, ratatouille and polenta with orange.
Diners will also be tempted by a pastry cart with classics such as baba au limoncello, St. Tropez-style milles feuilles and sweets made with orange blossoms.
Breakfast will offer myriad options from fresh fruit and acai bowls to croissants, crepes, and eggs.
The bar will have a new signature cocktail menu to serve as the beginning of the journey to the French Riviera.
The menu itself was hand-designed by Nice-based artist Haydée Otero and features ingredients like figs, lemon, rose and Bergamot.