St. Lucia is a gorgeous Caribbean island known for its lush botanical existence, gregarious individuals and striking water viewpoints. And the fish selection isn’t bad either. However, last December, while honeymooning there, I heard that it’s all about Piton Beer, roti and the rum. That is all about what to eat and drink in St. Lucia:
Perfect St. Lucian setting for a cold beer
Remember there are an array of restaurants making innovative fusion dishes throughout the island.
There are lots of killer barbeque joints which will have you begging for more mac and cheese and licking you fingers. However, I have discovered that in learning about any civilization’s gastronomy, it is best to delve into exactly what the locals eat.
Rum Punch Recipe
A typical plate of BBQ dorado filet with sides
From the St. Lucians’ situation, it’s all about stiff beverages and soul foods. Let us begin with the rum. Many would argue that rum would be the best in the world, and in Caribbean nations take their seriously. However, St. Lucian rum is sweet, salty, spicy and tender all at once.
Sipping rum punch on the beach in Marigot Bay
Chairman’s Reserve is among the top shelf options of the island. It drops into the superior rum category, so at least five decades it has been aged. A slightly less expensive option is Bounty Rum — a much softer honey-tasting combination often called”the spirit of St. Lucia” due to its popularity among locals and tourists alike. Every bartender in the island will have these two rums available for your life’s many delectable rum punch!
Next up on our culinary launch to St. Lucia is roti — an unleavened Indian bread stuffed with curried meat and vegetables.
Roti is a convenient and cheap local food in St. Lucia
Think of this as an Indo-Caribbean wrap that is superb filling and packed with taste. For many years, roti was a staple dish in Trinidad and Tobago, and now St. Lucians have incorporated the dish into their local diet.
Roti is an on-the-go kind of meals. It might not do much to your breath, but it sure does taste awesome.
Budget-friendly and A fantastic place to get your roti fix
I asked around to Find the best roti restaurant in Rodney Bay, Also I was unanimously referred to the House of Roti of Prudee.
For just $10, my wife and I had a hearty meal of chicken and steak roti. Get there early if you’re planning to find a few from Prudee’s. Once they sell out, the restaurant closes for the day, and that can at times be too ancient as 12 p.m.!
Also Read our article about The Pitons of St. Lucia
Enjoying a Sterile Piton Beer
And the last stop on our mini St. Lucian food tour will be the almighty Piton Beer. Named after the renowned green peaks on the island’s southwestern coast, Piton Beer would be to St. Lucians what Carlsberg is into the Danish.
Piton Beer ads are just about everywhere
It’s a gold beer with a pleasant, crispy taste. It might not be the brew that is most complex, but it goes with a sea view and a roast beef.
This could take awhile.. let’s have a Piton
And there you are the three finest foods of St. Lucia. Below is a recipe that I found for those of you who want to create rum punch.
2 cups fresh orange juice
2 cups pineapple juice
1 cup fresh lime juice
A pinch of cinnamon
A pinch of nutmeg
2 1/2 cups St. Lucian rum
Directions: Mix all of the ingredients in a pitcher.
Put in the fridge to cool for a minumum of one hour. Serve and enjoy!
One of my favorite views on the island
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