Fodor's Expert Review Blanchards
This delightful restaurant is one of the best in the Caribbean. Proprietors Bob and Melinda Blanchard moved to Anguilla from Vermont in 1994 to fulfill their culinary dreams. A festive atmosphere pervades the handsome, airy white room, accented with teal-blue, floor-to-ceiling shutters to let in the breezes, and colorful artwork by the Blanchards' son Jesse. Creative cuisine, an upscale atmosphere, attentive service, and an excellent wine cellar (including aged spirits) please the star-studded crowd. Ever changing but always good, the nuanced contemporary menu includes house classics like corn chowder, braised lamb shanks with potato gnocchi, and a Caribbean sampler, and vegetarians have good choices. You'll remember desserts like key lime "pie-in-a-glass" or the justly famous "cracked coconut" long after your suntan has faded. There is a also a three-course fixed-price menu ($48).
Long Bay Village, n/a Anguilla AI2640, Anguilla