The intoxicating Caribbean island of St. Kitts is well-known for its unspoilt natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches, but did you know about its vibrant food scene and culinary culture? Now, you can create some of the island’s most-loved dishes in the comfort of your home, courtesy of a new recipe book called Taste the Caribbean.
St. Kitts, one of the Caribbean’s most seductive spots, has a vibrant fresh food dining culture boasting both delicious local street food and internationally known culinary delicacies, and the island is delighted to be part of this year’s Kenwood Travel Taste the Caribbean campaign, which highlights the many culinary flavours of the Caribbean, while offering a number of exclusive holiday offers to the island.
Racquel Brown, CEO of St. Kitts Tourism Authority, said: “By far one of the greatest appeals of St. Kitts is its delicious, authentic food. From the laid-back beach shacks and fine dining, travellers are spoilt for choice of where to dine on the island.”
St. Kitts is known for providing travellers with an unforgettable dining experience, whether you are dipping your toes in the sand in one of its beach bars or enjoying fine dining.
Just some of the island’s well-loved restaurants include Spice Mill at Cockleshell Beach, serving up fresh seafood in an authentic setting, and Sprat Net, a waterfront restaurant where fish and lobster can’t come any fresher. Owned by two fishermen, Sprat Net’s slogan is “we eat what we catch”. For a unique, family-owned eatery, visit El Fredo’s for traditional Kittitian food including goat water (spicy meat stew), curried conch and vegetables such as yams, cassava and sweet potato.
One of the top spots to experience true Kittitian cuisine is The Strip in Frigate Bay, including Sunset Café & The Dock (part of the Timothy Beach Resort), Mr. X’s Shiggidy Shack (offering great entertainment in a traditional island setting), Vibes has unbeatable tunes and delicious cocktails.
However, for those that want a little taste-test before venturing to the island, the Taste the Caribbean campaign features an easy-to-follow recipe book where Colin Brown, the Executive Head Chef at Cottons Rum Shack in London, features seven exquisite local dishes from a number of Caribbean Islands – including St. Kitts. Now, you can re-create fabulous Caribbean cuisine in the comfort of your own home.
Included is a St. Kitts favourite – stewed saltfish – a dish that contains only a few ingredients but definitely doesn’t skimp on taste. Saltfish caught in the Caribbean Sea is naturally bursting with flavour and is a local’s diet staple. When served with spicy plantains, seasoned breadfruit and coconut dumplings, this is the St. Kitts national dish and one you won’t want to miss.
Those wanting to take up the bespoke Kenwood Travel offer and experience St. Kitts for less, can visit: www.kenwoodtravel.co.uk/caribbean/taste-the-caribbean/ or call 020 7749 5499 to book.