Photo courtesy of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board
WHY IT RATES: This assortment of top culinary offerings provides the most vivid picture of Nassau Paradise Island’s elegant gastronomic scene. -Michael Isenbek, TravelPulse Senior Editor
Travelers visiting Nassau Paradise Island can take advantage of the destination’s delicious local cuisine at some of its top accommodations. With a range of experiences from fine dining to a casual beer garden, the popular beach destination has options for all tastes and budgets. Whether it’s dining on locally sourced ingredients or sampling a Caribbean take on a traditional dish, Nassau Paradise Island’s array of culinary adventures will leave vacationers with a true understanding and taste of the Islands.
Atlantis, Paradise Island
In July 2013, renowned Chef Todd English opened his famed Olives restaurant at Atlantis, Paradise Island. Featuring his signature open kitchen and Mediterranean cuisine, Olives Atlantis provides a social and interactive dining experience for guests in the bustling Atlantis Casino.
Olives Atlantis offers a three-meal-a-day menu featuring Todd English’s signature interpretive Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a variety of coastal dishes made with high-quality, seasonal and fresh ingredients. The restaurant features an expansive open kitchen where English’s team prepares made-to-order cuts of meat and grilled fish such as the fresh catch of the day.
Olives Atlantis joins the ranks of some of Atlantis’ dining outposts from around the world, including Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s famed restaurant, Nobu, and 3-starred Michelin Chef Jean Georges-Vongerichten’s Cafe Martinique. 77° West, Atlantis’s newest fine dining restaurant, features South American Cuisine with a taste of the Caribbean.
Located in the heart of downtown Nassau, Graycliff Hotel has a renowned dining program, including the five-star Graycliff Restaurant and an exclusive wine cellar containing more than 250,000 bottles.
The elegant hotel also recently opened the Humidor Piazza and the Graycliff Chocolatier. The Humidor Piazza offers a casual dining experience comprised of the Humidor Churrascaria and the new Giotto Pizzeria and Beer Garden. Giotto Pizzeria boasts a state-of-the-art wood-burning stove, and the Beer Garden offers guests an expansive selection of over 50 beers from around the world.
Also new to Graycliff is the Graycliff Chocolatier, an interactive chocolate factory experience. At Graycliff Chocolatier, visitors will indulge in their passion for chocolate, learning the origin of regional cacao beans, the importance of promoting fair trade and organic farming, how beans are processed and how chocolate is created. The tour, which is available for adults and children, also offers visitors the opportunity to create and take home their own chocolate masterpiece.
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Sandals Royal Bahamian is giving guests a feast for the senses with the introduction of “Discovery Dining,” a fresh new approach to the dining experience now available at all Sandals and Beaches Luxury Included resorts throughout the Caribbean. The extensive program encompasses every element of the dining experience from restaurant, menu, uniform design and service standards, to the inspired culinary creations presented, and is crafted to enhance the authenticity and experience of the global cuisines delivered to guests. The “Discovery Dining” interpretation of world cuisine can be sampled at Sandals Royal Bahamian restaurants including Baccarat, Casanova, Spices, Kimonos, Stewfish and more.
Tru Bahamian Food Tours
Travelers who are looking to soak up the local scenery along with their meal can take a guided tour with Tru Bahamian Food Tours. This three-hour culinary adventure takes visitors through historic downtown Nassau to sample foods from locally-adored restaurant landmarks and flavorful ethnic eateries as well as one-of-a-kind specialty food stores. In addition to delicious Bahamian treats, the tour provides fascinating historical, architectural, and cultural insights into the island's capital city. Their latest addition is a three-course cooking class and lunch. Prepare a traditional Bahamian feast with local chefs using seasonal ingredients in a 5-star kitchen at the famed Graycliff Hotel.
For more information on Nassau Paradise Island and its culinary offerings, visit NassauParadiseIsland.com.
SOURCE: A Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board press release