Temptation has to be our favourite restaurant on the Dutch side of the island – totally trusted, usually good, THE location for a beautiful night out. For a start out, the décor is quite diverse from other island dining establishments. It's sleeker, far more advanced, far more like what you would locate in New York or London, with tasteful water capabilities, designer light fixtures, relaxed beige cupboards, elegantly laid tables and the tender participating in of a toddler grand piano.
Proprietor and chef Dino Jagtiani, a local St Maartiner, has carried out his island proud. Right after currently being the initial St Maarten-born to graduate from the Culinary Institute of The usa he returned to SXM in 2002 to open up his own cafe, Temptation. He presents nouveau Caribbean cuisine with dishes like the Temptation 'Reed & Beef', lobster tail sautéed with garlic and paired with a hoisin braised beef brief, a plantain tart and corn-black bean salsa or the popped black bean crusted tuna with wasabi mashed potato . Our beloved appetizer has to be the tempura mussel shooters with coconut curry and wakame and our preferred most important the braised veal osso bucco with shitake mushrooms and pinenut risotto. All extremely, incredibly very good.
There's an outstanding wine checklist with 50 wines less than $ 50 and 15 by the glass. Dino and the cafe have won a extensive checklist of awards, together with multi-time gold medallist at the Flavor of the Caribbean Awards held in Miami, Restaurant of the Calendar year in the 2008 Gault Millau Guidebook, a single of the Top 10 Eating places in the Caribbean in Bon Appetit Journal … the listing goes on.
Generally in minimal season, they present a set menu for all-around $ 50. This is very fantastic price as the dishes are just the very same kinds as on the primary a la carte menu creating this spot a overall must do!
To discover the cafe, head for the Atlantis Casino, soon after the golfing course and just in advance of Cupecoy. Park on the casino parking good deal and find the cafe on the facet of the entrance highway.