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    goldold25 is offline
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    Vaccinated and arriving

    I’ve had the three Moderna shots and my partner has had two. We’re arriving in seven weeks. We’re staying in a villa as usual and look forward to the time together and being alone. It may be a bit different than our 14 previous visits but it’s that important to us. We’ll be there despite the hoops. Life is precious and short.
    Always planning my next trip.

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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    Excellent. The challenges of the world should never stop us from living life to the fullest. I look forward to your sharing your experiences 7 weeks from now. Enjoy and see you on the beach in the future.
    Quote Originally Posted by goldold25 View Post
    I’ve had the three Moderna shots and my partner has had two. We’re arriving in seven weeks. We’re staying in a villa as usual and look forward to the time together and being alone. It may be a bit different than our 14 previous visits but it’s that important to us. We’ll be there despite the hoops. Life is precious and short.

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    Jim Kelly-Evans is online now
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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    Good for you. I've also decided to get back to travel and the rest of a normal life as much as possible in 2022. We're scheduled for SBH in February. Can't wait.
    "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy." - Dorothy Parker

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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    It is no different except for the 5 minutes more of showing a card and getting tested before you come back

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    marybeth is online now
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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    We are also planning to be in SBH in 7 weeks time. Man, it feels good typing those words....

    Will continue to be as cautious and careful as possible, but agree we need to adjust to the new "normal" and get back to travelling.

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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    We'll be there in 8 weeks - fingers crossed!
    Recommendations for purchasing a turkey on the island? It will be our first Thanksgiving in paradise.

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    I would preorder with Chef's Market in Public.

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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyTraveler View Post
    Recommendations for purchasing a turkey on the island? It will be our first Thanksgiving in paradise.
    We've spent several Thanksgivings in paradise and would often do Maya's for dinner. Alas, no more.
    If we didn't do Maya's we just cooked a bird when we got home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyTraveler View Post
    We'll be there in 8 weeks - fingers crossed!
    Recommendations for purchasing a turkey on the island? It will be our first Thanksgiving in paradise.
    If the new incarnation of “Maya’s to Go” is open, which seems likely, you probably can get a prepared turkey, with trimmings, there. Kiki e Mo might do the same thing. I got “the works” to-go from a local restaurant several years ago for Thanksgiving . . . it was very nice to be able to spend time with guests instead of cooking.

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    we always have lobster for thanksgiving, so grilled langouste an easy island substitute. and turkey defies happy wine pairing. always content with a nice white burgundy with grilled langouste
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    we always have lobster for thanksgiving, so grilled langouste an easy island substitute. and turkey defies happy wine pairing. always content with a nice white burgundy with grilled langouste
    Sounds like a delicious tradition!

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    Jim A is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    If the new incarnation of “Maya’s to Go” is open, which seems likely, you probably can get a prepared turkey, with trimmings, there. Kiki e Mo might do the same thing. I got “the works” to-go from a local restaurant several years ago for Thanksgiving . . . it was very nice to be able to spend time with guests instead of cooking.
    Not to Hijack the thread, but HOLD THE PHONE...there is a new incarnation of Maya's to Go coming!!! I must have missed this. That is music to my ears

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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    We arrive in 37 days...can't wait...rhum festival one week, gourmet festival the next. Oh, and the beaches...

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    Thank you JEK - will reach out to Chef's Market.

    cec, you're so right. I can't imagine not cooking our Thanksgiving meal but I'd be plenty thankful if we allow someone else do it this year!

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    JEK is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyTraveler View Post
    Thank you JEK - will reach out to Chef's Market.

    cec, you're so right. I can't imagine not cooking our Thanksgiving meal but I'd be plenty thankful if we allow someone else do it this year!
    You may remember the owner/operator - Franck Mathevet of Wall House & Le Carré fame. During the holidays he imports all types of special foods and treats.
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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    37 days for us also...so excited to finally be going back!!!!
    Steve and Aimee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim A View Post
    Not to Hijack the thread, but HOLD THE PHONE...there is a new incarnation of Maya's to Go coming!!! I must have missed this. That is music to my ears
    YES, Jim! The lease / improvements were bought in a deal that closed early September, & it will be operated by Eden Rock . . . dual purpose: (a) continuing as a great “to go” option & (b) as a kitchen to serve expanding needs of clients of “Eden Rock Villas.” Everyone’s happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    YES, Jim! The lease / improvements were bought in a deal that closed early September, & it will be operated by Eden Rock . . . dual purpose: (a) continuing as a great “to go” option & (b) as a kitchen to serve expanding needs of clients of “Eden Rock Villas.” Everyone’s happy!
    Terrific. I had not realized that the public will still be able to take advantage of 'to go' dining.
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    Definitely "to go" dining, as the plan was explained to me, Amy. Quite an expanded offering for drop-in customers -- a full breakfast menu, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEK View Post
    You may remember the owner/operator - Franck Mathevet of Wall House & Le Carré fame. During the holidays he imports all types of special foods and treats.
    at Maya’s spot? I suspected by the rumor mill…

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    Eve is offline
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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    22 days!

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    cec1 is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve View Post
    at Maya’s spot? I suspected by the rumor mill…
    Eve . . . I'm not sure where you were in the "Maya's vs. no-Maya's" camp, so am unsure if you know the turnoff from the main road that went down to Maya's Restaurant. In any event, just before that turn to the left -- assuming that you're coming up from Public -- Franck's business ("Chef's Market") is on the right. Primarily wholesale, he welcomes individuals, as well.

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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    we always have lobster for thanksgiving, so grilled langouste an easy island substitute. and turkey defies happy wine pairing. always content with a nice white burgundy with grilled langouste
    Brilliant! My favorite thing and I hate turkey..we should follow your tradition! Thank you for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    we always have lobster for thanksgiving, so grilled langouste an easy island substitute. and turkey defies happy wine pairing. always content with a nice white burgundy with grilled langouste
    Our family of 4 will be there for Thanksgiving this year too...and we've been getting in the habit of non-traditional Thanksgivings and will definitely be thinking non-turkey for dinner. I'm contemplating Fouquet's or Atelier Joel Robuchon for that Thursday...

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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    And also reading LeNews to see what restaurants are celebrating our Thanksgiving holiday with special dinners.
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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    We too, will be there for Thanksgiving. We always are on the Island in February, and still have our trip scheduled for then. Decided to take this earlier trip because of what happened this year when our trip was cancelled this past February. Remembering how cases went so crazy after Christmas and New Years, we are little apprehensive about what might happen early in 2022. From what I understood, a lot of the cases that were brought in, were from the visitors who came in on yachts,etc, because they were not checked for testing results. Does anyone know how this is being handled now? When boats arrive are passengers required to show test results? Probably should just take one trip at a time, but have been curious about this for awhile. Sounds like there will be lots of happy people on the Island for Thanksgiving. We so missed our happy place and can’t wait to get back. Thanks to all for keeping us in the loop to Island happenings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cec1 View Post
    YES, Jim! The lease / improvements were bought in a deal that closed early September, & it will be operated by Eden Rock . . . dual purpose: (a) continuing as a great “to go” option & (b) as a kitchen to serve expanding needs of clients of “Eden Rock Villas.” Everyone’s happy!
    Thanks that is great. Hope I can afford the "to go" sandwiches!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEK View Post
    You may remember the owner/operator - Franck Mathevet of Wall House & Le Carré fame. During the holidays he imports all types of special foods and treats.
    Really loved Le Carré and Franck! Does he have a current restaurant as well as the Chef’s Market? Do they have prepared take out food at his Market?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davesmom View Post
    Really loved Le Carré and Franck! Does he have a current restaurant as well as the Chef’s Market? Do they have prepared take out food at his Market?
    DM, I have talked with Franck about this. In his opinion, he cannot have a business which sells to chefs, while at the same time having a business which competes with them. However, who knows what tomorrow brings for opportunities.

    Chef's Market, in my experience, does not have prepared foods.

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    Re: Vaccinated and arriving

    Congrats! We thought we would be the only ones ... We are due back Mid Oct. usually never away for more than six months, the withdrawals are real! Two years since touching ground and this has been our longest time away in over fifteen years.

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