or drunk anywhere interesting lately? Tell us all about the
establishment, the staff, the food...whether anyone else already has or
not...we'll add comments from readers who are in agreement to those
We'll pass on any criticisms in private, to give an unpopular
establishment the opportunity to improve things.
Praise we will present here so that not only the reader learns of good
places to go but establishments who don't find themselves on this page
can check out the popular places and see what they are doing right.
Maybe they'll be tempted to emulate them.
At present, all the entries we have are for the Caribbean, but we hope
to cover the sailing areas of the world, with your help.
Entries will be in alphabetical order, you
can go directly to the countries we have so far (to which we very much
hope you'll let us add yours) by clicking on these links:
DOMINICA: Blue Bay
Portsmouth, is the best medium-priced restaurant in the
Caribbean, as far as Stefan Arndt, of the
Etap 32, 'Miss
Milla' is concerned.
Michel, from Geneva, Switzerland and his Dominican-born wife, Cylia, provide a simple and delicious bill of
fare, with a heavy Swiss influence as well as Creole cuisine.
The restaurant seats about forty and has a rustic, local, flavour, with lots of interesting mobiles hanging from the
It's an unsophisticated hangout, like eating with family, and their service is very
Students of Ross University Medical School favour Blue Bay as a place to eat and
Michel and Cylia put on great parties for anyone who has a special occasion to celebrate too.
It's popular with 'yachties' in the know, being right on the beach and
SINT MAARTEN: At Oyster Pond, Sint
Maarten, we hear that "Captain Oliver's" lobster is a wonder.
Of course, if you are allergic to seafood, you may have to keep wondering, but that
is, apparently, no reason to miss out on a good time.
SINT MAARTEN: At L'Escargot on Front Street, we ate wonderful food,
guzzled the best house wine we've had in a while and felt as though we
were really in Paris.
TRINIDAD: Sails Restaurant at Power Boats Mutual Facility
Whilst your editorial team were gathering to meet the deadline for the launch
date of the fore-runner of this magazine, which convinced us that we
should do this properly, in spite of early glitches, as we sat, slaving over hot laptops to bring you this cyberspace
first, this ground-breaking, web-shaking, revolution in journalism, we
were very fortunate in having the hospitality of
more than one local establishment in the environs of our schooner.
Sails Restaurant at Power Boats in Chaguaramas, Trinidad, West Indies was the
venue for our early meetings and limitless time spent feverishly organising the birth and first steps of this
Your managing editor was allowed to sit in the shade of the breezy new seating
area, all day on many occasions, and plug into the electricity supply normally reserved for the Friday night live
musicians, to get things ready in time for
the original intended blast-off!
Sails Restaurant is at the sea front of Power Boats Yard and the food is pretty
as straightforward cooking goes.
The lasagnas receive accolades from all sides, amongst other dishes.
Overlooking the bay, the recently extended restaurant is open on three sides. There are various levels to the
premises, giving them an air of being spacious and yet intimate.
There is almost always a gentle breeze wafting through and you get to meet quite
an assortment of people passing through.
On the Vintage Salts page in the Chatpages section of this
magazine, there is an interview with a gentleman who has been sailing for
sixty-six years. His whole-hearted praise of Power Boats and, indeed, of Sails Restaurant could not be bettered by anything we might have to
Let us just thank Donald Stollmeyer, director of Power Boats, once again, for extending such a warm welcome to us and to sailors from every corner of the
Linnet Woods, Managing Editor
Do you have some places to add? Anywhere in the world - there is an
emphasis on the Caribbean only because that is where we happened to be
whilst this first issue was being put together but yachties go