OCEAN 82 Restaurant at Grand Case | Saint Martin | One of the many great restaurants I tried while in Saint Martin, was the brand new recently opened Ocean 82, located on the main Gourmet street of Grand Case, on the French side of the island. This time I was hosted by the lovely Silviane John – Directrice Generale Office de Tourisme de Saint Martin. This French Bistro is located right on the stream of Grand Case Beach, allowing stunning panoramic views, along the soothing sounds of the Caribbean Ocean, only to be matched by the excellent fresh cuisine.
The menu is very French, but uses the local fresh caribbean produces, standing high in concept, and final product, representing with excellence the name of Grand Case as the Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean.
My options were the Thon Carpaccio and the Caribbean Casserole. Both dishes were fantastic to all senses, although hard to judge and balance, distracted by the beauty of the view and the ambiance.
Dessert was sort of a degustation, and of course we crowned the night with a local Fruit infused Rum. This time Banane and Vanille Rum by Ocean 82.
Must try gourmet spot in the island. Over the same street there are a few other great options like Neptuno, L’Escapade, Bistro Caraibes, Le Cottage… and of course my favorites the Lolos “Locally Owned Locally Operated”. Another interesting thing that happens at Grand Case during the high season, is the Mardi du Grand Case, where they close the entire street and all venues come out to offer the best of them by the sound of Steele Pans. Thank you Ocean 82 and Silviane John for the invite and lovely evening learning more about Saint Martin. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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