One of the latest culinary sensations on Grace Bay is the domain of Chef Nik, star of the popular local cooking show "Crackpot Kitchen." The 6'4" celebrity chef apprenticed in the kitchen of his father's Blue Hills eatery, Smokey's on da Bay (now Smokey's on da Pond in Turtle Cove), and today Nikita Skippings presides over his own eatery in the Village of Grace Bay space once occupied by Lemon Café. You can sit inside or out in the tropical garden under twinkling lights. This is island food, expertly prepared, dipping deep into the local culinary lexicon. Expect fresh fish (grilled, blackened, crusted), lobster (in season), conch every whichway, and such down-home mash-ups as jerk rack of lamb (with sweet potato mash) and oxtail slow-braised in Guinness. Designer burgers have nothing on Chef Nik's lobster version, a decadent ground patty of half Angus beef and half lobster that comes with lily-gilding truffle fries. Know that in addition to the "Crackpot Kitchen" show, Chef Nik also runs a cooking camp for youth in downtown Providenciales.
Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos› Restaurant
The Village of Grace Bay, off Grace Bay Rd., Providenciales
Our Rating Neighborhood Grace Bay Hours Tues, Wed, Fri–Sun 5–10pm Phone 649/941-3330 Prices Main courses $26–$41 Cuisine Type Island Web site Crackpot Kitchen
MapThe Village of Grace Bay, off Grace Bay Rd., Providenciales Turks and Caicos
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.