To me there are very few pastimes more enjoyable that a long lunch in the sunshine. On a recent visit to St Barths I had lunch at Sand Bar Eden Rock which is located directly on the beach front over looking the bay. This has to be one of my most memorable lunches in a long time; the food and service are just as impressive as the surroundings.
The menu is created by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and as we walked into the restaurant we were hit with the intoxicating smell of truffle as it was being shaved over the freshly baked wood-fired pizzas - one of their best sellers. The menu is diverse; from simply grilled fish and meats, great burgers, sandwiches and pizzas to refined yet simple dishes. My lunch consisted of a perfectly cooked sirloin steak with a side of truffle fire grilled asparagus whilst my lunch guest tucked into a miso glazed salmon with sautéed mushrooms and spinach. Everything was cooked and executed to perfection. The wine list is varied and reasonably priced, however, if you want to splash out on some great vintages, head to the back of the list and there will be plenty for your there.
For me a trip to St. Barths would now be incomplete without making an excuse to have lunch at the Sand Bar.