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    Vincent Adam

    This is the restaurant I miss most. Found these cleaning out.

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    amyb is offline
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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Wow…what a cool discovery!
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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Boy that goes back a ways, always was a favorite of ours, they catered my wedding at the St Barth Beach Hotel/Le Rivage (long story) and we had my father's 70th and 75th birthday dinners there...

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Best Creme Brûlée we ever had!
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Best Creme Brûlée we ever had!
    funny you say that. my mother thought so as well, and asked Gilles for the recipe, bought the little square dishes and a "brûleur" and made it once, realized how many calories were in it and never made it again... not to say she didn't order it again while in SBH !

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Best Creme Brûlée we ever had!
    Amy, I agree. Was always our favorite meal, whether just the two of us or when The Who.e family was there

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    I still have this:

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Does anyone remember when it was called "Adam Vincent!" In terms of "best," I would vote for the Grand Mariner soufflé. Of course, the host extraordinaire was our long time friend . . . later of Andy's Hideaway and today at Les Bananiers -- Thierry Brethome.

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    There was a time, back in the day, when at a visit to Vincent Adam, we talked about a recipe.

    All of the ingredients, excerpt for one, were provided. “It’s Cerfeuil, it sounds almost the same in English, but I don’t know the word.”

    My French isn’t great, but it was much poorer back then. I didn’t know the word either. I, with the blessings of the owners, searched dictionaries in two bookstores. I found nothing.

    Eventually, a few years later, I solved the mystery. Cerfeuil in French is Chervil in English. Yeah, kinda sounds the same.

    Now if I could just find the recipe which was given to me…

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    amyb is offline
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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    Of course, the host extraordinaire was our long time friend . . . later of Andy's Hideaway and today at Les Bananiers -- Thierry Brethome.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    Yesterday I asked Phil and who was the guy there who is still on island today? You are right, Thierry. I have to tell you that PHIL widely grinned and said there was a stunning waitress too, but he did not remember her name.

    Also a friendly cat that loved snapper gleanings.
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    elgreaux is offline
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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    Does anyone remember when it was called "Adam Vincent!" In terms of "best," I would vote for the Grand Mariner soufflé. Of course, the host extraordinaire was our long time friend . . . later of Andy's Hideaway and today at Les Bananiers -- Thierry Brethome.
    Vincent Adam was the original owner's name, but by the time I came along it was run by Gilles Malfroid, who also tried a restaurant in 2000 in the 50s in NYC called Sobarth, it only lasted a season or so.. which is often the case for island transplants, I think he want back to France after that...

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    We loved Vincent Adam sitting outside & seeing the lights, after the little climb up that hill. Was her name Valentina ? What year/s would we have gone there on each visit...199? Someone must know !

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    We have also seen Phil also do a lot of grinning at the IDF aka CB fashion shows!

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Many years ago...I had a nice conversation with a young man sitting next to me on a flight from St Martin to St Bart's. The conversation turned to food/restaurants on STB's....and it turns out that he was one of the proprietors of Vincent Adam (I do not remember his name) ..he suggested that we visit the restaurant....we did....we were treated very nicely (maybe we were treated a little "special"), food was wonderful and needless to say it became a favorite of ours.... thanks for bringing back memories!!!
    Chiz
    Richmond, VA

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Quote Originally Posted by dudleydog View Post
    This is the restaurant I miss most. Found these cleaning out.

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    I remember these little half baked molten chocolate brownies. This would have been late 90s.

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Quote Originally Posted by chiz View Post
    Many years ago...I had a nice conversation with a young man sitting next to me on a flight from St Martin to St Bart's. The conversation turned to food/restaurants on STB's....and it turns out that he was one of the proprietors of Vincent Adam (I do not remember his name) ..he suggested that we visit the restaurant....we did....we were treated very nicely (maybe we were treated a little "special"), food was wonderful and needless to say it became a favorite of ours.... thanks for bringing back memories!!!
    Wonderful story . . . St. Barths great memories are often made in such serendipitous meetings!

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    Lance is offline
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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Libby was invited into the kitchen to see him prepare something.

    LANCE
    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    Wonderful story . . . St. Barths great memories are often made in such serendipitous meetings!

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    funny you say that. my mother thought so as well, and asked Gilles for the recipe, bought the little square dishes and a "brûleur" and made it once, realized how many calories were in it and never made it again... not to say she didn't order it again while in SBH !

    Gilles gave me the recipe as well (and I still have it) and his comment was "yours won't taste like this because you can't get French cream". Of course it didn't taste the same and I always wondered what made French cream better! He even took me into the kitchen (a small closet!) to see how they "scorched" the top of the creme brûlée.

    I also asked him one year why no restaurants served sweetbreads - he told me to come back on a certain day and he
    would have some - we did and he did and they were fabulous!

    Wonderful memories.
    Libby

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    cec1 is offline
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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Quote Originally Posted by LMAC View Post
    Gilles gave me the recipe as well (and I still have it) and his comment was "yours won't taste like this because you can't get French cream". Of course it didn't taste the same and I always wondered what made French cream better! He even took me into the kitchen (a small closet!) to see how they "scorched" the top of the creme brûlée.

    I also asked him one year why no restaurants served sweetbreads - he told me to come back on a certain day and he
    would have some - we did and he did and they were fabulous!

    Wonderful memories.
    . . . such a special part of SBH relationships! Caring, special, thoughtful relationships between clients & restaurant hosts.

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    One of our favorites

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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    . . . such a special part of SBH relationships! Caring, special, thoughtful relationships between clients & restaurant hosts.
    That takes me back to Chez Francine. Bought one of their tee shirts and then went back to get one for my EA, named Francine. The owner asked why I was getting another one and I told her of "my" Francine. That second shirt was gratis!
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    Re: Vincent Adam

    Nice.

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