Fodor's Expert Review The Cliff at Cap

$$$$ Castries and the North Eclectic Fodor's Choice

High on top of a cliff at the northern tip of St. Lucia, the open-air dining room at Cap Maison welcomes diners to what Executive Chef Craig Jones calls "nouveau" French West Indian cuisine. True, he incorporates local vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices with the best meats and fresh-caught seafood you'll find on the island; but the technique and presentation—and the service—lean more toward the French. In addition to the mouthwatering à la carte menu, there's a five-course, prix-fixe chef's table (tasting) menu ($89, $134 with course-matching wines) and a vegetarian menu. Lucky Cap Maison guests who choose a meal plan get to dine here daily, but nonguests make up about 40% of the dinner clientele. Day or night, this is one of the loveliest dining venues on St. Lucia. At lunch, the view on a clear day stretches to Martinique; in the evening, twinkling stars and waves crashing far below lend an air of romance. And daily wine tastings ($75–$100) and the Friday night "dine and wine" experience ($150) in Cellar Maison, which boasts more than 2,000 bottles, are quite special.

Eclectic Romantic Service Views Sophisticated Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

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Smuggler's Cove Dr.
Cap Estate, Gros-Islet  St. Lucia

758-457–8681

www.thecliffatcap.com

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