The European/Caribbean fusion menu features fresh local ingredients, including herbs, vegetables, fruit and local fish - whatever is available. We even grow some of the herbs and vegetables ourselves: basil, lemon grass, shado beni, cilantro, mint and rosemary, aubergines and a lot of fruit come from the garden behind the restaurant. In fact, many of our desserts feature fruit from our own backyard, particularly mangoes, passion fruit, limes and sour oranges, all according to season. So, when you have a meal at Rainforest Hideaway, you can expect a lot of the ingredients to be very fresh. Of course we have to import a few items - like our top quality Angus beef for example - steaks are always a big favourite, and we only bring in the best.
For 2013, to give guests more flexibility and choice, we have reverted to our A La Carte menu with some daily specials. All our dishes use Caribbean ingredients and flavours to complement the basic international structure.
Desserts are another of Rainforest Hideaway's highlights, the delicate variations on tiny cheesecakes, constantly changing flavours of Créme Brulees and occasional, unusual, old fashioned favourites like the frangipane tart and seasonal specialities such as the lightest Christmas black cake with rum. St Lucian trinitario cocoa beans are among the finest in the world - growing conditions on the island are perfect and we are able to get the raw chocolate from plantations in the south for the preparation of some of our classic puddings.
Rainforest Hideaway is open from 6pm for dinner, prices are in EC Dollars and are subject to a 10% service charge and 8% VAT.