sbh2015 – day 10 // breakfast, colombier, petite anse

As the weather was stable and sunny already in the morning, we’ve decided us for a full program at Colombier. This means: breakfast (Maya’s to go) and sandwiches for lunch (Petite Colombe) and enough to drink! We arrived there at 8am so we were totally alone quite a while , i.e. with the boats anchored in the Bay. Walk along the beach, readings, snorkeling, water polo, really a full program ;-) Only little inconvenience: a windy day again!

Several turtles on our way The nice path from Petite Anse to Colombier Breakfast on the beach, miam!

Empty beach in the morning Colorful view Cactus view on Petite Anse Petite Anse and Ile Bonhomme

Special program this evening, more to come!

Saint Barth 2011 – Day 11

We are going to Saint Barth not only for its fantastic beaches, warm weather, beautiful villas, cool shopping, but also for the real culinary experience there. We have each time a lot of fun in the different restaurants we are visiting during our stays. Sometimes a real blast as yesterday evening :-)

One of the “highlight” was our dinner at the “On the Rocks” restaurant, part of the Eden Rock hotel, one of the two Relais et Châteaux of the island. This place is very special:

Unique in the world: the hotel’s location, built on a rocky promontory thrust into the sea at St. Jean Beach and surrounded by twin crescents of sandy beach, facing a coral reef.

The stunning On The Rocks Restaurant is situated high on the rock itself, giving you un-paralleled, floodlit views of St Jean Bay while you peruse all that the tempting dinner menu has to offer.

Some pictures to concretize this experience!

Started with a Margarita and Virgin Pina Colada:

A *lot* of very tasty and fresh breads (ummhhh):

Then Oeufs pochés, purée de topinambour & lard, Emulsion aux champignons for me:

And for my wife, the Ravioli aux Portobello, Emulsion au Parmesan & Pignons de pin:

Filet de boeuf Angus, jus au raifort, pommes grenaille et mascarpone à la truffe for me:

Risotto à l’encre de seiche et aux Calamards for my wife, who has found this very very good:

Then la tartelette aux fraises avec sorbet fraise (ummhhh!):

And the Soufflé à la vanille de Madagascar et glace au chocolat for my wife (she says also: ummhhhh):

Our little boy had a very good Filet Angus with some Pene au beurre, and a Moelleux au chocolat et caramel au beurre salé, glace vanille-caramel.

So a blast for the three of us!

This week-end…

We had a cool lunch at JYS (Chef: Jean-Yves Schillinger, 1* Michelin) in Colmar, which is really a very nice town during this Christmas time. I had specially a super entree, 3 eggs with a simple potatoes’ puree for strengthening the flavor of the truffle :-)

A stroll in the old city.

And this evening, a nice colored sunset!