I like nights like that. You ring around so many topics in one conversation that you work up a thin appetite and find your feet moving towards the kitchen to a shallow bowl with balahoo fish soaking in seasoning, fish caught by two brothers in Dominica, whose sisters you've known your whole life in
Apart from comfortable and picturesque settings, do you love good spicy dishes? I am not sure where the love of this food comes from, but I think subconsciously seeing my mother with the red bottle of hot sauce eventually crafted a craving for a pop in flavour. And so I went searching.
Amongst the neck-breaking skyscrapers is this little jewel, La Petite Mason, which commands excellence and weaves its delicacies into patrons’ conversations. This experience was impending.
We had strolled through the warm Brickell evening the night before to ensure we knew where to find it. Led by the compass of a phone, we hit the pavement, maneuvering joggers, dog-walkers and people dressed elegantly on a Monday as if Friday were already here. With one eye on the map, we secured our reservations, picking out a time like a scarce dress on a sales rack. We skipped past streets that were suspiciously dim and strolled down another fringed with the swooping wig of foliage. A tree with black limbs was my favourite.
This restaurant is still relatively new, but its tiny size and bold presence puffed up by the roadside is enough for you to laser focus on any space where you can squeeze your vehicle into just to lay back in the intimacy and cocoon-like atmosphere that is anything but claustrophobic.
Whether you are a full blown vegetarian newbie who is stuck in the meal planning or you just want to take a break from the meat, but don’t have the time to go hunting for new or exciting meatless dishes, our food post is for you. After all, we’ve been in the kitchen a lot and wanted to gift you with seven meatless lunch ideas to take you from Sunday to Saturday.
Lentils are a vegetarian’s best friend. When your energy is sapped, simply introduce all your ingredients to one pot and they all do the work while you wait.
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Welcome, I'm Rochelle, curator of saltfish & Lace, a St. Martin lifestyle blog.
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I don't just eat anywhere on St. Martin or in the world, for that matter. Because I want MORE from my dining out experiences: the ambiance, presentation and service are crucial. At the end of it all, the food is number one. I want to be wowed. I'm sure you do too.