US Virgin Islands: St. Croix for Foodies

Published Date Author: , March 29th, 2012

US Virgin IslandsAs tour guides are apt to tell you, St. Croix has been owned by no less than seven different countries since Europeans first landed on its sandy shores. This historical diversity – combined with a melting pot of incoming jobseekers, first at the sugar cane plantations and later the island’s oil refinery – manifests itself in many aspects of Cruzan culture, and food is no exception. From international fine dining to traditional dishes to a burgeoning health food scene, St. Croix is a foodie’s paradise.

Fine Dining:

Those expecting generic resort restaurants might be surprised by the multitude of delightful fine dining options on the island. Tutto Bene’s gut-busting portions of southern Italian fare are just what you need after a day spent paddle-boarding or snorkeling at Buck Island. You can’t go wrong with the pastas, from traditional spaghetti Bolognese to seafood with capellini in a white wine herb broth to fresh veggies and penne with pesto cream sauce.

The husband-and-wife team behind Blue Water Terrace started with just a small deli, but opened their hugely popular restaurant in late 2009. Surf and turf entrees like cioppino (fish stew) and hearty steaks are sure to wow; ask for the fried chicken even if it’s not on the menu (locals say it’s the best on the island) and leave room for dessert.

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Tim Ballin - Gravatar Tim Ballin said on July 16, 2014, 6:32 pm:

If you ever come back down we’d love to show you around!

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