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    Koops is offline
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    Arrived today.....

    And what I call a bucket list starter.... landing in WinAir from over the beach & not over the roundabout. Only downer so far is LeSelect is completely closed up. A server at Eddy’s said it’s a temp shutdown, but at first sight it looks like it’s gone. Hope I’m wrong. Ok, a week of mastering the art of doing as little as possible! I’ll keep posting.

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    amyb is online now
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    Le Select reopening Dec 12th after 30 day closing.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    marybeth is offline
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    We saw a few planes landing from the beach...maybe one was yours. Welcome and enjoy your trip!

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    KevinS is offline
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    Welcome. I saw one Winair plane land over the beach yesterday, an unusual occurrence. I see many Tradewind flights land over the beach, but yesterday was the first Winair flight that I can recall seeing do so.

    Le Select is on a 30-day Timeout by order of the Prefect.

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    NancySC is offline
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    In our 23+ yrs flying Winair, only once flying in over the beach after coming in thru the "valley."

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    Koops is offline
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    After driving around a bit today, the island looks great. Enjoyed the beach near the former Tom Beach Hôtel & might I say they did a nice job. Lot of work still going in toward Eden Rock. Just our 3rd year in a row so I consider ourselves “rookies”. Have a much better feel with a couple trips under our belt. Dinner at Eddy’s last night consisted of the pineapple chicken. Great atmosphere & great food. Complementary house rum shots sent us out really feeling warm & fuzzy..... & looking at the weather around Chicago made us feel even fuzzier. If that storm was 24-36 hours earlier we would have had a tough time getting here. Everything top shelf like usual so far !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koops View Post
    Dinner at Eddy’s last night consisted of the pineapple chicken. Great atmosphere & great food. Complementary house rum shots sent us out really feeling warm & fuzzy.....
    Check out Quartier Général, QG, at the far end of the street. Owner Hervé, like Eddy, is a longtime SBH restauranteur, with a huge local following. I’ve been there 3 times in the last 10 days. You can find the menu at https://www.access-premium.com/sites.../Menu%20QG.pdf

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    amyb is online now
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    Bananiers for pizza or food
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    Le Select is on a 30-day Timeout by order of the Prefect.
    Round up the usual suspects!

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    Koops is offline
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    Enjoyable meal at Vietnam tonight. So yes, the usual suspects.

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    Koops is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    Check out Quartier Général, QG, at the far end of the street. Owner Hervé, like Eddy, is a longtime SBH restauranteur, with a huge local following. I’ve been there 3 times in the last 10 days. You can find the menu at https://www.access-premium.com/sites.../Menu%20QG.pdf
    QG was our place last night. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    marybeth is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koops View Post
    QG was our place last night. Thanks for the recommendation!
    We were there as well! Arrived around 7:30 PM and got seated next to a table of gendarmes. Great food that reminded me of Côté Port, lots of traditional “St. Barth” dishes. The house made foie gras was yummy, as was the tart of the day.

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    Interesting, Mary Beth . . . QG always seems to have a table of gendarmes there, and they're always super nice if you have an opportunity to engage with them.

    By the way, a "stone's throw" from QG is Cafe Gloriette . . . when you're in the 'hood again, stop in and have a snack, breakfast, lunch, smoothie, rhum, wine, or (and?) cocktail! Great little place, with beautiful design.

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    KevinS is offline
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    QG, like Côté Port before it, always seems to have a group of Gendarmes at mealtime, or alternatively a Gendarme picking up a bunch of takeout boxes. It’s good for Hervé’s business, and it’s good for the Gendarmes. Not all of them dine there, but some do, and in various sized groups. What small restaurant wouldn’t like to have an extra 8-16 covers every day?

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    Koops is offline
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    ha! We were probably 4 tables from you. After you come in that long ramp, we got seated right there. She had the Mahi & I had the prawns in curry. Really enjoyed the way they did the calamari.

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    amyb is online now
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    I had the prawn curry and rice Sunday nite...yummy.
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    Dennis,
    We are hoping to hit Café Gloriette before we leave. Are you on the island? Would love to see you.

    Koops,
    Yep, we were close by! Keep on enjoying!

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    Bart -my real name- is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by marybeth View Post
    Dennis,
    We are hoping to hit Café Gloriette before we leave.
    Are they open for dinner?

    I looked at their facebook page but can't tell.............VERY novice facebook user here! (like once every 2 years!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart -my real name- View Post
    Are they open for dinner?

    I looked at their facebook page but can't tell.............VERY novice facebook user here! (like once every 2 years!)

    Café Gloriette is open from 07:00 until 21:00 on Monday through Saturday, and from 08:00 until 12:00 on Sunday. It’s a lighter and healthier menu than most.

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    Bart -my real name- is offline
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    Thanks Kevin! I'm an early eater so this is definitely a dinner option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marybeth View Post
    Dennis,
    We are hoping to hit Café Gloriette before we leave. Are you on the island? Would love to see you.
    . . . sorry to say that I’m not there now, Mary Beth. Reading of the fun being enjoyed by so many on the Forum is making me “itch” to be part of it!

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    Koops is offline
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    Yes, here till Saturday afternoon. Hitting couple beaches early.... then saw that Johnny Hallydays grave is in Lorient. Finish at our spot at Saint Jean beach before some time in Gustavia.

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    amyb is online now
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    Dennis, scratch that itch as soon as possible and come back as quickly as you can. Works better than Benadryl to cure that itch.
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    Koops is offline
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    Thanks to everyone with comments & suggestions. Said farewell to Vietnam, enjoyed Eddy’s, QG, Bananiers & finished the trip with an outstanding dinner at Quarter Kitchen & Cocktail Bar, had the tenderloin for 2 with might I say was the best meal we had all week. Service was impeccable. The bar area is a younger crowd but the dining room was more our speed.... all good. There’s plenty more to choose from on out next trip starting with Bonito Dec 2019. I’d lastly say with the French grocery stores & the different things we saw there we cooked in twice & enjoyed the view from top of Colombier from our balcony. Tim & Andra

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    amyb is online now
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    Safe travels and delighted that your next visit is already planned as that is the only way to head home.
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    You had a very nice agenda, Tim & Andra; thanks for the tip about Quarter Kitchen. Safe travels homebound.
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    Going to give Quarter Kitchen another try in a month's time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Safe travels and delighted that your next visit is already planned as that is the only way to head home.
    Well my motto is “ ALWAYS have a trip on the books”. Doing Maui in March since we’ve never been there. I know it won’t measure up but another bucket list trip.

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    Maui is good-heard only nice things about that place. Enjoy!
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