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Old 02-02-2011, 04:18 PM   #646
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:31 PM   #647
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STJ Food Porn cont'd

More Ted's Supper Club-

Baby field greens, pear, prosciutto, parmesan-

Jillian gets the Homemade Ravioli (I wish I had taken a pic of it plated, it was AMAZING!

Filet Mignon-


Tuna served with gnocchi-

On to dessert-

Almond lace cookie Napoleon-

Chocolate Molten Cake-

That meal was fabulous! The next day we were headed to the BVI's and had lunch in Norman Island on the Willy T. Conch Fritters-

Mahi sandwich- CRAZEEEEE fresh!

That night, take-out Sushi from Happy Fish. We had a couple bites before I took a pic, though!

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Old 02-02-2011, 04:37 PM   #648
I must've been distracted by the Cafe Press Logo Thong talk!
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OMG thanks a lot, I gained 10 pounds just LOOKING at!!!

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Old 02-02-2011, 05:35 PM   #649
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STJ Food Porn cont'd

On Weds night, it was dinner at La Tapa. We come back every year. we love this restaurant.

House made mozzarella, beet salad-

Mozzarella Soup-

Hands down best app, wish I would have had them! steamed PEI mussels, white wine, garlic, fresh herbs, lemon & light cream

I had this-escargot, leeks, shiitakes, garlic, viognier, cream. Too fussy-

Mahi with beets and wild rice- Mahi is sooooo wonderful and moist in the Caribbean, I never like it at home-

Shrimp with Linguini and pine nuts-

Rack of lamb- it was yummy!

Drink of the year- Grey Goose, Club, Splash o' Cran-

Then of course, it snowed 18" in you get a bonus day of food porn! That day we went to Trunk Bay, where I love the spicy wings-

On the way back into town, a few of us went up to Plancha del Mar for happy hour- they have $8 pitchers of Sangria!!! Ole!


We went back to the villa, cleaned ourselves up, and headed back into town for dinner at the Waterfront Bistro.

Mixed Greens, grape tomatoes, pickled red onions, brioche croutons,sherry walnut vinaigrette-

French Soup Gratinee-

Arugula & Roasted Beets, shaved fennel, pistachios,gorgonzola, balsamic mint vinaigrette-

Seared Sea Scallops, kaffir-lime curry sauce,cilantro relish. This was mine, very tasty, but lukewarm.

Rosemary roasted Organic Chicken Breast,baby vegetables, truffled macaroni gratin, rosemary dijon sauce. Kevvie always gets this and the onion soup here, he raves about both-

Sauteed Mahi Mahi & Sea Scallops, coconut chili rice, sugar snap peas, shellfish bisque- piping hot, totally delish!

Finally, mine- Yellowfin Tuna Nicoise, fingerling potatoes, roasted grape tomatoes, haricot verts, baby artichokes, Nicoise olives, poached egg, warm herb vinaigrette. Luke warm, but delicious flavors. I used to make this at home- I need to do it again (it's fairly easy to recreate, the vinaigrette has a lot of tarragon). Pre-poke-


Pam & Pods shared a dessert, it was a chocolate brioche bread pudding. Pam thought it would be more chocolatey....Pods smirked and gobbled it up. He thought it was great!

Five more pics to go!

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Old 02-02-2011, 06:06 PM   #650
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STJ Food Porn cont'd

I realized while posting this I forgot to show the most important drink of all. A Painkiller, made famous at the Soggy Dollar Bar in Jost Van Dyk-

I know, it doesn't look like much- but it's a great cocktail. It's basically Rum, Pineapple juice, orange juice & coconut cream with nutmeg grated on top. This and bushwackers are a necessity on every VI vacation! Painkillers taste like lightened up pina coladas, kind of. Bushwackers? They taste like a milkshake- but they are soooooo not a milk shake! Recipes vary, but it's a frozen drink with Cream of Coconut (sometimes), kahlua,ameretto, Bailey's, white &/or dark rum &/or coconut rum, sometimes vodka, sometimes 1/2 & 1/2, sometimes banana rum, sometimes hershey's syrup. And nutmeg. Best frozen drink on the planet!! Here we are, having our last one of the trip in St. Thomas before the plane-

We had a few hours to kill, so we spent them at the Ritz Carlton. Which has a public beach. With a LOT of iguanas, but that's a story for another day. The woman working there said Bushwackers were invented on STT. I don't know about that, but the bartender at the Ritz Carlton makes a mean one! And....we had lunch at the Coconut Cove Beach Bar & Grill there.

Pam had a quesadilla-

Rich had a chicken salad-

Pods & I both had a fish sandwich with Caribbean slaw- the fish was snapper. it was an excellent last meal for our vacation!

Great place to spend a few hours before flying home to winter, I have to say!! Back to the cruise the next time I post!

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Old 02-02-2011, 07:12 PM   #652
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Talk about a food fest! Wow. Good thing I'm not on a diet (today ) or that would have been sheer torture. I want one of each. The sushi looks great.

Bushwacker eh? Interesting. I'll have to goggle that because that sounds like a fun drink to make. $8 pictures of sangria. WOW!

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You're welcome, Tammie! Is it as nasty today on the West Coast as it is on the East Coast (and everywhere in between)?
No, I almost don't want to tell you - it's been sunny and close to 60 here - very strange. We had almost a year's worth of snow in November though. I'll try to send some sunshine your way!

The food porn is amazing! How fun that you had a private chef - way to live it up!

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Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

Now only do you take wonderful pics of beaches, turquoise waters and happy people ...............

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No, I almost don't want to tell you - it's been sunny and close to 60 here - very strange. We had almost a year's worth of snow in November though. I'll try to send some sunshine your way!

The food porn is amazing! How fun that you had a private chef - way to live it up!

You may send me some of the 60 degree weather. This is our deepest snowfall since 2000/2001. Brrrr. It is 1 degree at the moment but my spouse said, at least it is above zero. Silly man.
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I am 4 days into a 30 day detox/cleanse program (gluten free, dairy free, everything organic, everything raw whole foods, etc) and I almost PASSED OUT looking at your food porn!

Off to eat an apple...or maybe an organic banana. Unfortunately it doesn't dance.

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The weather here is crap, too- but we're warming up. Ice everywhere, though- another snowday for the boys.

How 'bout a wave of Caribbean Food Porn to warm us all up?

Love food porn. Love Sangria. Love Mojitos. Love chops. Love seafood. That looks like it was a delicious trip!

Last night DH made a coconut ginger soup that was to die for. He also made a mean chicken curry. Not shabby for a white boy. I am feeling a little sick so I didn't get to enjoy as much as I normally would.
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Oh so much good food & such wonderful accommodations! There ought to be a law against not taking us!

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Great pix Ellen !!! So much to chose from to pick a favorite !!!But that chicken and potatoes looked awful good !!!!
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