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  1. Thread: La Licorne

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    Re: La Licorne

    10 AM opening . . . and a crepe breakfast. Sounds perfect! (Maybe I can bring a bag of non-gluten flour!)
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    Don't know about au regal.
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    I think you're correct, Kevin.
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    Yes, Nancy . . . with Jeff's wife, Caroline.
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    Re: New hotels opening

    Not on St. Maarten / St. Martin -- on SBH, it appears that "Hotel Barriere Le Carl Gustaf" is drawing near to an opening. Chefs for its Fouquet's St. Barth restaurant are arriving on the island, and...
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    . . . another ancient memory -- La Gloriette Restaurant when it was operated by a fellow named Dom, who was brother-in-law of Albert . . . then the proprietor of nearby Restaurant Flamboyant. After...
  7. Re: QG Lunch 1/15/2020 Extremely Poor Service Today

    The turnover and difficulty in finding staffing is a pretty remarkable development . . . I don't recall ever seeing the issue, to the large degree that it is this season. I gather that it's...
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    Re: Part 5 - November 2019 Trip Report

    Actually . . . I think both of you may be correct, considering that it’s difficult to say which side of the building is “the front.” In any event, the collection of sculpture items around the...
  9. Thread: Return Home

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    I’ll miss you in March (i.e., departing from upcoming trip in late February), but will be on the island from mid-May into early June. Maybe a time to meet. Meanwhile . . . again — your...
  10. Thread: Return Home

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    Bob . . . you & Anita are consummate managers! Smoothly moving your team from place to place . . . taking a lemon & making lemonade when restaurant vagaries threatened a nice luncheon . . . cars...
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    Re: Part 5 - November 2019 Trip Report

    WOW! You’ve captured one of the best imaginable days on SBH! From your early arrival for the Collectivite ceremonies (love the “sundial” photo) . . . to your exquisite description of “hear[ing] the...
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    ”Dark,” yes . . . smoky (as in from-the-kitchen) & romantic. Definitely crepe caramel! One of the places that said to me, when advising that they didn’t take credit cards . . . “Oh! You’re a guest...
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    Definitely do, Nancy . . . one of the first places where Wendy & I ate on SBH. Wonderful, decadent, rich, traditional French cooking. Long before Maya came along & forever changed the culinary...
  14. Thread: Final Day

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    Re: Final Day

    As Bob also identifies, Le Jardin always is a great choice for breakfast & lunch!

    Safe travels home! And thanks for all of the entertaining & informative “color” on your family experiences.
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    Re: Whisky Tango Foxtrot Dinner January 15, 2020

    . . . sounds like A&P to me! And I’ll note, happily, that they tipped me off to “WTF” for evening tapas / cocktails. It’s a great spot . . . a large outdoor “living room,” with many variations on...
  16. Thread: La Licorne

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    Agree, Cass . . . unfortunately, I often find the SBH version to be kind of tough.
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    Merci to Amy & Jeff!

    Wendy & I have enjoyed — and continue to enjoy — happy lives on SBH, and our years as proprietors at The Normandie form an especially important part of our memories. The...
  18. Thread: La Licorne

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    Great to have your input on La Licorne, Bob!
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    Re: Lunch at Zion and Afternoon Musings

    So fantastic! A lifelong memory, I'm sure!
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    Certainly fond memories . . . LOL -- also recollections of "sticker shock!" Exclusive and expensive, as I used to tell people who asked about it. Pale pink coloring in the wind-blown sheeting that...
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    Crazy nights there . . . particularly the "Soiree Mousse" parties.
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    You must be remembering the Marigot Bay Club . . . awesome nights there -- full of great memories.
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    Re: Maya's Dinner 1-16-2020

    Happy birthday, Anita! Sounds like a marvelous time! Very best wishes for many more happy years!
  24. Re: Cheval Blanc Fashion Show Canceled January 14, 2020

    THAT would have been a picture! The missing icon, however, rarely attended Democratic fund raising events . . . which the "birthday party" was. JFK's memorable comment on Marilyn Monroe's...
  25. Thread: Zion

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    Oh yes . . . definitely have enjoyed the "mashed potatoes." Cream & butter with some whipped potatoes!
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    So many great memories! Many of them captured in "Case et Cuisine," if you happen to see it (available Cafe Gloriette & Santa Fe).
  27. Thread: Zion

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    Tiffany . . . you perfectly captured the steak & mashed potatoes (“like cappuccino foam!”) dinner!
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    Re: Things Remembered and No Longer There

    So many places, Hawke . . . with memories that instantly bring smiles & laughter to me — and an occasional groan (recalling an accident when I foolishly thought it would be fun to have a motorbike...
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    Re: Orthography Question

    Great information, Hank . . . I love language. Not sure, however, that I’ll remember it as there probably aren’t too many occasions to use it!
  30. Thread: Zion

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    Re: Zion

    I like it a lot . . . and understand that the food — which I find to be excellent — isn’t compatible with the preferences of some people. It’s definitely an eclectic fusion of the proprietor /...
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    Re: My Medjet experience

    I have no financial or other stake in Medjet (except that I do have the insurance), but thought that Forum readers who don't have "travel insurance" might find the following recent Medjet report to...
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    Re: Entertaining cruise friends

    Very funny . . . and good advice!
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    Re: Part 3 - November 2019 Trip Report

    Such a great part of what the Forum brings to the visits of each of us to the island (& Ben & Bonnie are a great couple to run into!).
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    Re: Orthography Question

    Very interesting, Kevin . . . I didn’t know that it’s Mow-ett. Do tell why!
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    Re: Orthography Question

    I suspect that the name will be whatever Roman Abramovich wants it to be!
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