Fodor's Expert Review Jardin Cacao at Fond Doux Estate

$$$ Soufriere and the West Coast Caribbean

The small, rustic restaurant at Fond Doux Estate—a working plantation—is one of the most popular spots to enjoy a creole lunch when touring the natural sights in and around Soufrière. Help yourself to the buffet, containing stewed chicken, grilled fish, rice and beans, macaroni and cheese, caramelized plantains, figs (green bananas), breadfruit balls, purple yams, salad, and more. Nearly all ingredients are locally sourced. Wash it all down with a rum punch or local fruit juice, and finish with something sweet such as coconut or banana cake. Dinner, by candlelight, is à la carte: a choice of seafood, chicken, beef, and pasta dishes with a local twist—pepper pot, for example. Most people who come for lunch also take a short tour and learn about how the cacao growing on the plantation is turned into delicious chocolate. You can buy chocolate in the gift shop to take home.

Caribbean Green Historical Quiet Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$$ Family

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Château Belair, Soufrière  St. Lucia

758-459–7545

www.fonddouxestate.com

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