Getting Our St. John Groove Back
24.11.2014 - 24.11.2014
It was a fantastic morning high above Peter Bay. We watched rain clouds and rainbows rolling around below us.
We had not been on St. John for over 5 years. Would it feel the same? Would we still love it? It was time to climb in the Jeep and go find out.
First order of business was a driving tour.
We saw the crazy signs.
We saw the donkeys.
We saw the sweeping views along the East End.
So far so good....but the real test was yet to come.
Would a Skinny Legs burger and a coconut swizzle still taste like heaven on earth or would we suddenly wonder why there were no frozen drinks or french fries and start complaining about the smell from the bathroom?
It was time to find out......
Oh yeah......we were back, baby.
We had already wasted half a day and I was in need of a serious sun fix, so we headed to Maho for some beach time.
Wanting to catch the sunset, we headed out for an early dinner to Waterfront Bistro. This was a new restaurant for us. Yes, it was there the last time we visited. We just didn't eat there.
It didn't disappoint.
The night started off with a table by the water with a gorgeous view.
Then came the delicious cocktails, a charcuterie and cheese plate, and local sugarcane skewers wrapped with shrimp sausage and a passion fruit chili dipping sauce.
Next up was a stunning sunset.
And then more cocktails....
For dinner, I had the house made yukon gold potato gnocchi with smoked red bell pepper broth, sautéed leeks & greens, and fried parsnips accompanied by a dish of fried brussels sprouts with an herb citrus vinaigrette.
The only thing left was to inhale an equally delicious dessert:
The only thing that could possibly follow a meal like that was a food coma back at the house. I promised myself I would swim some laps in the pool or run up and down the crazy hill to Upper Peter Bay the next day.
But I knew I was lying.