Highlighting The Great Dining at Sandals Grande Antigua
PHOTO: Patrons grab a pint at The Drunken Duck pub. (Courtesy Sandals Resorts)
At the Sandals Grande in Antigua, you don’t have to worry about having something to eat that you’ll like. While many resorts have limited options to choose from, the Sandals Grande seems to have hit every type of cuisine for every picky palate:
The Drunken Duck: If the name of this British pub and restaurant puts a smile on your face, then their authentic fish ‘n chips and shepherd’s pie will too. They have other signature British dishes too, including the Chicken Tikka Masala, a yogurt marinated boneless chicken with steamed basmati rice, covered in a tomato-nut gravy, and the Curried Vegetable Pie, a seasonal dish of vegetables and rice in a puff pastry and topped off with a pineapple-mango chutney.
Kimonos: This Asian-inspired restaurant uses the Teppanyaki-style – cooking on an iron griddle right next to you! Using a combination of exotic spices and grilled entrees, you can enjoy such dishes as Shiira, a seared mahi-mahi fillet, as well as Yakisoba Noodles. And don’t miss out on the Sticky Coconut Rice with mango jelly and lemon shortbread.
Bayside: This restaurant serves a variety of Caribbean cuisine, including Chateaubriand, a hand-carved beef tenderloin filet, and Crevettes Au Beurre A L’ail, a sautéed tiger shrimp in garlic butter. Top off your dinner with Pommes Caramelisees, a sweet sautéed apples dessert that’s wrapped in a crisp pastry.
Marios: Mangia! Eat up at this Italian restaurant that draws its cooking style from the region of Lombardia, Italy. Entrees include such dishes as Lasagna Tipica, a lasgna layered with beef ragú, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce, and Saltimbocca di Fileto di Maiale con Salsa ai Funghi Porcini, pork tenderloin cutlets, sage, prosciutto, creamy polenta, porcini jus. Traditional Italian desserts are on the menu, so try Tiramisù, Panna Cotta, and Gelato.
Eleanors: If you’re looking for Calypso flavor, then get a table at Eleanors, named after the 18th-century Scottish noblewoman, Lady Eleanor MacDougal, who sailed to the Caribbean in search of a new life after a fall from grace in her homeland. Traditional Conch Chowder, Rosemary Marinated Grilled Lamb Chops with an island jerk reduction, and Mango White Chocolate Mousse are just some of the lip-smacking selections.
Barefoot By the Sea: If you just want to live the beach life and sit on the sand while eating some good ol’ seafood, then Barefoot By the Sea is perfect. With the sea in front of you, enjoy a Caribbean vibe and Antiguan favorites, such as Crab Cake, and Caribbean Lobster Thermidor—sautéed chunks of lobster tail with cream sauce, broiled with cheese and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
OK Corral: Strap on your feeding bag and eat some of the best Tex-Mex cuisine next to the Caribbean Sea. Served with a side dish of Southern hospitality, you can enjoy such dishes as Cooked Pork Belly with a sweet BBQ glaze, grilled potato salad and jalapeno avocado sauce. Or fill up on the Barbecued Pulled Pork Taco Coleslaw, Chicken Fajita, or the Chipotle Beef Chili.
Soy Sushi Bar: It’s a taste of the Far East at this Sushi House, where you can roll on in and enjoy a variety of sushi, such as Deep Fried Spicy Tuna and Highway Roll as well as the popular Orange Blossom, a guest favorite with tuna, crabmeat, and avocado rolled with salmon and topped with Tobiko, mango sauce and unagi sauce.
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Courtyard Bistro: Sometimes you just need a nosh and Courtyard Bistro fills that need. They offer hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, sandwiches, salads and fruits so put in your order and sit on the beach and enjoy.
Bella Napoli Pizzeria: Nothing beats a good slice of pizza and at Bella Napoli you have an entire menu to choose from. Traditional pizza is available as well as made-to-order combinations, such as Calabrese and Hawaiian, all made with the same long-leavening, high-quality dough.
Café de Paris: You’ll say oui oui at this Parisian-style patisserie, where you can sit at a Paris Café in the Caribbean and enjoy pastries, coffee and tea. There are a wide variety of crepes flavors to choose from, including Banane et Nutella, with Baileys rum, banana, Nutella, Chantilly cream, and the Suzette with sweet pastry cream and Grand Marnier orange liqueur. Try ‘em all.
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