One of Jamaica’s most elegant restaurants has one of its most evocative settings, with tables set on the grassy lawn carved from the jungle or on a patio against the 300-year-old stone walls of the Romantically crumbling sugar mill and its restored waterwheel. It is the place to splash out for a date night while in Montego Bay.
The menu marries local and Caribbean flavors with a dash of Asian spices and international style: jerk-curry dusted chicken with gungo peas, mashed pumpkin with thyme, and crispy bacon; snapper poached in coconut and saffron; pork tenderloin in an “island spice” rub of coffee, cocoa, and pimento under a piña colada sauce and served with a vegetable and herb stew.
Reservations are required; the dress code is “casual elegant” (no jeans, shorts, sneakers, or flip-flops).
- Reid Bramblett