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    Extraordinary L’Esprit dinner

    First course of foie gras
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    . . . Blue lobster from Brittany
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    . . . a stunning white wine
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    . . . with roasted apricots in almond mousse for dessert
  2. Thread: Our 2020 trip

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    Re: Our 2020 trip

    Great news! . . . will hope to see you on the island.
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    Re: L'Isola & L'Isoletta to open November

    Certainement!
  4. Thread: A run on Super U?

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    Re: A run on Super U?

    Very interesting, Andy. I was there this morning & was struck by shortages of numerous items that I wanted to buy. I didn’t associate it with a “run” arising from fears of a lockdown.
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    Re: L'Isola & L'Isoletta to open November

    Totally agree, Amy For such a fine — and expensive — restaurant, the quite poor condition of chairs observed in the past season was really surprising. Moreover, the way that the “leather” was...
  6. Thread: Maya’s

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    Re: Maya’s

    I’ve hesitated to respond to this query because, though perhaps not known to some who currently participate in the Forum, it is a topic that has come to be threadbare through years of discussion. I...
  7. Thread: Carl Gustaf

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    Re: Carl Gustaf

    Thank you for recalling that evening, Kevin . . . I recall it when you & Kate came to be part of the party, with so many mutual friends (who largely had become friends through SBHOnline). Hasn’t it...
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    Re: Carl Gustaf - Fouquet’s

    As I described (“. . . there are two small seating areas near the bar — each with a sofa & a couple of arm chairs at a coffee table. There would be some view, though limited.”), & Diana confirms (“....
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    Re: Carl Gustaf - Fouquet’s

    Not that I recall . . . though there’s an area that could be configured as a small lounge. When I was there, it was filled with tables & chairs for dinner service.
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    Re: Carl Gustaf - Fouquet’s

    As I recall, there are two small seating areas near the bar — each with a sofa & a couple of arm chairs at a coffee table. There would be some view, though limited. Whether they would let you sit at...
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    Re: Supermarket prices

    My house in Marigot is close by to the Mono Shop, so I go there regularly & would agree that it offers favorable pricing on numerous items — alcohol & water, included. Very nice people run it, with...
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    Re: Carl Gustaf - Fouquet’s

    Won’t that be great, Diana! As our mutual friend has taught us, “So many restaurants, & so little time!”
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    Re: Carl Gustaf - Fouquet’s

    I’ll elaborate in two ways, Cass.
    1. Diana’s description of a festive evening ambience set an expectation for me that wasn’t satisfied. Kind of like going to a film when the reviews have been over...
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    Re: Eddy's opening 2020

    . . . following in your lead, Diana, I’m enjoying the noodles & duck tonight. Delicious, but next time I’ll wear a bib — splashes of the broth don’t look good on my shirt! (When finished with...
  15. Thread: Maya’s

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    Re: Maya’s

    Looking forward to being there, “soon!”
  16. Re: ‘Letter to You’ by Bruce Springsteen: A Memo From The Boss

    Who wrote the review? . . . so well done.
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    Re: Eddy's opening 2020

    Both dishes — duck & Mahi — look mouth-wateringly delicious! Lovely pic of you, also, Diana!
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    Re: Always reliable Le Repaire!

    Everything about the lunch was “perfect!” One of those times when everything came together!
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    Always reliable Le Repaire!

    Running errands this morning in Gustavia, including shopping for a new clothes dryer for the Villa. In “sticker shock” (bringing anything to SBH seems to result in 2-3x cost of the same thing in the...
  20. Thread: Back on SBH

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    Re: Back on SBH

    Thanks for the observation! And “the mood” of L’Esprit always fits where I want to be!
  21. Thread: Back on SBH

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    Re: Back on SBH

    Timely point, Kevin! As I had lunch today at Cafe Gloriette (wonderful tuna tartare & asparagus risotto), a book was presented to me (& other patrons) in which we had to enter our names, our times...
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    Stunning evening at Santa Fe Restaurant

    I arrived early - 6:30 - to enjoy some quiet time in talking with extraordinary all-around-guy & bartender, Alix . . and proprietor David. It’s a rare opportunity to do so as the restaurant quickly...
  23. Thread: Bars

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    Re: Bars

    People were sitting at the bars of L’Esprit and Zion on past couple of evenings.
  24. Thread: LIFE IN LURIN

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    Re: LIFE IN LURIN

    Welcome home! Settling-in will be achieved after a good night's sleep! Bon soir! Looking forward to getting together soon.
  25. Thread: 10/23- fish

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    Re: 10/23- fish

    It’s called “grazing!”
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    Re: 10/23- fish

    Only one dinner last night! L’Esprit was Wednesday night.
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    Re: 10/23- fish

    While eating last night at the “Chef’s Table” (i.e., the counter, looking into the kitchen) of Zion Restaurant, local renowned fisherman Patrick Laplace...
  28. Thread: Back on SBH

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    Back on SBH

    . . . returned yesterday (Wednesday) after a very early wakeup in Jacksonville. Sleeping all the way to Atlanta . . . then most of the way to SJU . . . and even en route with Tradewind to St....
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    Re: 10/21- Sea bream and wahoo

    WOW . . . great pics!
  30. Thread: Orega 10/22

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    Re: Orega 10/22

    Let’s make it a date with A&P!
  31. Thread: Tribute

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    Tribute

    . . . I hope that it’s not in violation of Forum rules for me to offer admiration for what would have been the 95th birthday of a great lady who lived most of her adult life on St. Barths, Miriam...
  32. Thread: Words to remember

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    Re: Words to remember

    But Amy . . . will there be “a price to pay” from your feline friends for being away from them for six weeks?!
  33. Thread: Wear a mask

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    Re: Wear a mask

    Fantastic!
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    Re: Transit thru SXM vs SJU - thoughts?

    Understood! I’ll be on the island ‘til late November. Hope to see you!
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    Re: Transit thru SXM vs SJU - thoughts?

    ”Know something” . . . I don’t think so. But, algorithms generally give them a better crystal ball than most of us have. It probably means that they’re anticipating fewer travelers before...
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