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Where When How March/April 2017 : Page 104

Where toDine on LOBSTER AVOCADO SALAD AT SOLANA! FISH TACOS AT THE CARAVEL RESTAURANT DELECTABLE DISHES IN PROVIDENCIALES FroM loCal sPeCIalITIes To Worldly Fare, The sPeCTruM of flavours on the island is extensive and delicious. For local dishes, the must-try hotlist is predominantly seafood: lobster, conch, snapper, grouper, wahoo, mahi-mahi, while dishes like jerk chicken and curried goat give tasty alternatives for the discerning meat-lover. local dishes are served many different ways, including curried, grilled, jerked and blackened as well as cracked, in a chowder, or as fritters (usually conch fritters). For a bit of culinary action from overseas, international cuisine includes Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Peruvian, Thai and French, to name a few. Vegan or vegetarian? Choose from a well-crafted selection of specialist dishes offering variety and flavour, including black bean soup and pumpkin ravioli to vegetable tarts, red bean stew, curried tofu and quinoa burgers. For further info, take a look at the feature on page 58 of our 2017 Providenciales Dining Guide . We recommend calling restaurants in advance to check their vegan and vegetarian options. PHOTOS BY LISA ADARA PHOTOGRAPHY 104 • • • • • MARCH/APRIL 2017 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands”

Where To Dine

DELECTABLE DISHES IN PROVIDENCIALES

FROM LOCAL SPECIALITIES TO WORLDLY FARE, THE SPECTRUM of flavours on the island is extensive and delicious. For local dishes, the must-try hotlist is predominantly seafood: lobster, conch, snapper, grouper, wahoo, mahi-mahi, while dishes like jerk chicken and curried goat give tasty alternatives for the discerning meat-lover. Local dishes are served many different ways, including curried, grilled, jerked and blackened as well as cracked, in a chowder, or as fritters (usually conch fritters). For a bit of culinary action from overseas, international cuisine includes Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Peruvian, Thai and French, to name a few.

Vegan or vegetarian? Choose from a well-crafted selection of specialist dishes offering variety and flavour, including black bean soup and pumpkin ravioli to vegetable tarts, red bean stew, curried tofu and quinoa burgers. For further info, take a look at the feature on page 58 of our 2017 Providenciales Dining Guide. We recommend calling restaurants in advance to check their vegan and vegetarian options.

LOBSTER SEASON ENDS MARCH 15th*

Mandy Rostance-Wolf, our resident food and wine writer, seeks must-try flavours from the island’s delectable hotspots, including Las Brisas Restaurant overlooking Chalk Sound National Park (page 124), and the Grace Bay-located Crackpot Kitchen, famed for celebrity Chef Nik’s authentic Caribbean fare (page 116).

View a comprehensive list of our restaurant menus by picking up a free copy of the 2017 Providenciales Dining Guide, at various locations. Ask your resort desk for more information or view the Dining Guide online at www.wherewhenhow.com.

Please note that a 12% government tax is added to your dinner tab. Some establishments also add a service charge (to be divided among the staff). Be sure to check. A 15 - 20% gratuity is customary for good service. Call ahead and make reservations to avoid disappointment.

*Correct at press time, subject to change. Lobster Season was extended until 31 March, at the last moment, in 2015 and 2016.

RESTAURANT GUIDE

BACI RISTORANTE

Fine Italian dining, waterfront, within Mediterranean décor. Lunch is served from Monday to Friday, and dinner six nights a week. Dine indoors or outdoors on the beautifully lit terrace overlooking Turtle Cove Marina. Nightly fresh fish specials, with other dishes including veal, pasta, lobster and stone baked pizzas. (closed Sunday)

941-3044 - Reservations recommended Turtle Cove, located at Harbour Towne on the water (MAP #77) www.baci-ristorante.com

BUGALOO’S CONCH CRAWL

ALSO VISIT US ON GRAND TURK

This popular eatery in Five Cays serves up fresh local conch and other locally caught seafood within a casual, beachside location. Shaded by palm trees and cooled by the trade winds, this is an ideal place to spend the afternoon or evening. Local music and great atmosphere, open seven days a week from 11am until late.

Live music daily from 1pm-4pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 7-10pm.

941-3863 - Beachfront in Five Cays www.bugaloostci.com (MAP #102)

CABANA BEACH BAR & GRILL

Walk through Ocean Club East to Cabana Beach Bar & Grill or walk the beach, just past Club Med. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coffee starts at 7:00am with a full breakfast menu from 8am. Menu offers everything from fish tacos, to pasta and salads. Complimentary shuttle for Ocean Club guests. Daily Drink Specials & Happy Hour from 5-6:30pm. LIVE MUSIC from 6-9pm on Monday, Weds, Friday and Sunday!

946-5880 - On the beach at Ocean Club East, across from Provo Golf Club (MAP #18)www.oceanclubresorts.com/ our-resorts/dining

THE CARAVEL RESTAURANT

This cosy restaurant has an island flare with something for everyone on the menu. Within walking distance of many Grace Bay Resorts, enjoy local cuisine and fresh seafood in the heart of Grace Bay (must-try fish tacos). Choose to dine either indoors, on the outdoor terrace, or in the garden. Dinner is served six nights a week. (closed Thursday) Come sail with us! Happy hour Friday 5-7pm buckets of beer for $25 and half price appetisers.

941-5330 - 102 Grace Bay Court, a short walk from most resorts (MAP #81) www.thecaravelrestauranttci.com

CHOPSTICKS

Light, healthy, Asian cuisine. Enjoy dining inside or on the patio in a tropical, beautifully lit garden. For casual family gatherings there is a front terrace. Open seven days a week for lunch from 11:30am-3pm, and dinner from 5:30-10pm. Located within walking distance of Grace Bay Resorts and the main shopping areas. Take out or delivery available, call for reservations.

333-4040 - Neptune Court, Sandcastle Drive (MAP #39) www.chopsticks.tc

COCO BISTRO

Nestled under a canopy of coconut palms, Coco Bistro is a unique, high-end dining experience. The location is as special as the food, which is dictated by the freshest ingredients available. The menu includes the daily island catch of local fish, complemented by chef/owner Stuart Gray’s delectable desserts and an impressive wine list. Dinner served from 5:30pm. (closed Monday)

946-5369 - Reservations necessary Governors Road, just east of the Sunshine Nursery (MAP #27) www.cocobistro.tc

COCOVAN

Located just in front of Coco Bistro with picnic seating in the coconut groves, enjoy a casual dinner from the Cocovan food truck. Credit cards only, no reservations necessary. Same hours as Coco Bistro. (MAP #27)

CRACKPOT KITCHEN RESTAURANT

SEE RESTAURANT REVIEW PAGE 116

The Turks and Caicos’ culinary ambassador and celebrity chef Nik, offers authentic Caribbean cuisine in this island restaurant, situated upstairs in Ports of Call. Indoor and outdoor seating available, together with a VIP room. Dinner is 5-10pm six nights. (closed Thursday) Happy hour is 5-7pm, offering 2 for 1 beer, wine and well drinks. Live music alternates Friday or Saturday nights.

231-3336 Upstairs in Ports of Call (MAP #65) www.crackpotkitchen.com D

ANNY BUOY’S

This popular, established party time pub is a multiple-TV sports bar, serving lunch and dinner daily on a large terraced patio. Open seven days a week, the kitchen serves food until late. Daily Happy Hour Drink Specials. Live music Friday and Saturday. Karaoke Tuesday & Thursday.

946-5921 - Grace Bay, across from The Regent Village (MAP #60) www.dannybuoys.com

THE DECK RESTAURANT & BAR

Open every day for lunch and dinner from 11am – 11pm. Only a few steps from the sand, this al fresco dining establishment is the ultimate in barefoot elegance. With an unprecedented oceanfront view, island-inspired fare and perfectly blended tropical drinks there’s no better spot to watch the sun set. Daily drink specials! Wednesday & Friday enjoy sunset & drinks with Live Music from 6- 9pm. Beach BBQ on Sundays & live music.

941-7777 - Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Road (MAP #16) www.sevenstarsgracebay.com/dining.php

DUNE

Beachfront dining on a pristine Caribbean dune, watching a stunning Grace Bay sunset. Windsong’s private al fresco dining experience is the perfect complement to the most memorable of Caribbean holidays. Delight your palate with the fresh, sumptuous menu selections prepared to perfection. Enjoy an intimate ambience under a blue sky during the day, and under a star-filled sky at night. Seating at Dune is limited, so booking in advance is advised. Daily happy hour 5-7pm. Two for one drink specials

333-7700 - Reservations required. Windsong Resort, Grace Bay (MAP #33) www.windsongresort.com/savour/

FAIRWAYS BAR & GRILL

Fresh grouper, conch fritters, wholesome salads and gourmet burgers are typical lunch options, with excellent brunch served on Sundays. Fast, friendly food served with a smile, with tranquil views overlooking the golf course. Restaurant open Monday to Friday 7am-3pm, Saturday 7am-8pm. Bar open 7am-8pm. Sunday brunch served 9am-3:00pm

946-5833 - Provo Golf Club Clubhouse Grace Bay (MAP #19) SEE AD PAGE 71 www.provogolfclub.com/dining-functions

FRESH CATCH

Come experience a taste of paradise - local dishes for lunch and dinner. Fresh local seafood, chicken, ribs, wraps, johnnycake, and souse. In the heart of Grace Bay. All-You-Can- Eat Seafood Buffet on Wednesdays! Native breakfast served from 8am on Saturdays. Open six days 11am to 10pm. (closed Sunday) Carry out available. Daily Happy Hour Drink Specials from 6 - 8pm. Nightly Special on 3 course Dinner ($35 +tax) from 6 - 10pm.

243-3167 - We Deliver to any Grace Bay Resort. #5 The Saltmills (MAP #65)

GARAM MASALA

This attractive, aromatic restaurant sits in the heart of The Regent Village, Grace Bay. A delightful range of curries, tandoori and traditional Indian dishes, soups and desserts are served. Dine outdoors under the palms, or indoors surrounded by authentic décor. Open for lunch from 11-30am-3pm, with dinner from 5:30-10pm, seven nights a week. Call for reservations, take out or delivery.

941-3292 or 332-2000 - Reservations The Regent Village, Grace Bay at the Villa Renaissance entrance (MAP #70) www.garammasala.tc

THE GRACE BAY CLUB RESTAURANTS

Infiniti- An elegant, oceanfront restaurant, featuring fresh ingredients and modern presentations. Dinner served nightly 6:30pm - 9:30pm. The Grill – A casual bistro beside the ocean serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7 days a week, 7am - 9:30pm. Krave – Gourmet comfort food. Kid friendly. Open to the public for dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Reservations only.

946-5050 www.gracebayresorts.com Grace Bay Club Resort (Map # 17)

GRACE’S COTTAGE

Grace’s Cottage, located at the beautiful Point Grace Resort, provides romantic, private dining in a typically Caribbean ‘gingerbread cottage’ setting. The gourmet menu showcases local flavours and the region’s finest ingredients, complemented by an extensive wine list. Dinner is served nightly from 6pm.

Tuesdays host Turks and Caicos Native Cuisine Night with Live Music and three courses for $50 per person. Sunday evenings serve prime cut ‘Ribeye Au Jus’ for $34.

946-5096 - Reservations required Point Grace Resort, Grace Bay (MAP #47) www.pointgrace.com/facilities/dining/ graces-cottage

HOLE IN THE WALL - DOWNTOWN

Great food, excellent customer service, and a great atmosphere. Visit Hole in the Wall for the best Jerk, and the best rum punch on the island. Take it away, or dine indoors or on the covered deck. Looking for a hangout on Thursday nights? See you at Booth #9 at The Island Fish Fry. We deliver, and we’ll pick you up and drop you off (conditions apply).

941-4136, Downtown Providenciales On Old Airport Road (See MAP #72)

JOJO’S CAFÉ

Picturesque poolside dining open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfasts can be continental or made to order. Specialty pizzas and fruit smoothies are served for lunch, alongside signature salads, grilled or chilled sandwiches, and seasonal fruit. Room and beach service is available.

333-7700 - Windsong Resort, Grace Bay (MAP #33) www.windsongresort.com

THE LANDING BAR & KITCHEN

The only boat ‘berthed’ on Grace Bay Road.

The menu reflects influences from around the world, with a focus on fresh and homemade dishes. Relax in this special, nautical setting, under the stars, with your toes in the sand. Sip one of their famous cocktails, around the fire pit with new friends and old. NIGHTLY HAPPY HOUR WITH $4 LOCAL BEER, $8 WINE AND $8 LOCAL RUM MIX! Open from 5:30pm until… (closed Tuesday) Special Nights: Lobster Mondays (in season), Bubbles Thursday, and Rum & Ribs Saturday.

341 5856 - Grace Bay Road across from The Regent Village (MAP #60) www.thelanding.tc

LAS BRISAS

SEE RESTAURANT REVIEW PAGE 124

Outdoor dining within a tranquil setting overlooking Chalk Sound, Las Brisas has a full bar, terrace, gazebo and inside dining. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week from 8am to closing. Great for seafood, meat and tapas dishes. Live music on select nights.

946-5306 - Neptune Villas, Chalk Sound www.neptunevillastci.com/wp/las-brisasrestaurant

LE BOUCHON DU VILLAGE

A French bistro serving specialities including tuna carpaccio, steak au poivre, conch burger, mahi mahi, an excellent charcuterie board, and scallops. Coffees, deli sandwiches, salads, tapas, beer, wine, liquors. European sidewalk- café-style dining, with lunch and dinner served six days a week from 11am to 10pm. (closed Sunday)

946-5234 - Dinner reservations recommended. Grace Bay, next to Art Provo in The Regent Village (MAP #70)

LUPO RESTAURANT

True Italian comfort food, honing culinary staples of the homeland. Fresh ingredients, homemade pastas, cured meats, imported cheeses, marinated olives, flat bread pizzas and more. Simple, healthy and delicious gourmet meals at great value, served within an intimate setting. Indoor and outdoor seating. Lunch 11-3pm, dinner 6-10pm. (closed Sunday)

431-5876 - Ventura Drive in The Regent Village, Grace Bay (MAP #70) www.lupo.tc

MANGO REEF

Enjoy all your favourite Mango Reef dishes at their Turtle Cove location. An elegant, outdoor setting on a deck overlooking Turtle Cove Marina. Lunch serves mainly seafood platters, burgers and salads, with dinner offering some fantastic seafood dishes such as scallop and shrimp ravioli, Dominican Paella and blackened wahoo. Children’s menu and carry out is available. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week. Monday nights to Thursday nights offer a set-price dinner of $44

946-8200 - Reservations and carry-out. Turtle Cove Marina (MAP #73) www.mangoreef.com

OPUS WINE • BAR • GRILL

Live music under the trees with an extensive wine list and creatively inspired menu, serving fresh seafood, choice meats and international cuisine. A great selection of appetisers and tasting plates, as well as full entrees. Open nightly 5-11 pm. Full conference facility, wedding and event catering also available.

946-5885 - Reservations recommended Ocean Club East, Ocean Club Plaza across from Provo Golf Club (MAP #18) www.oceanclubresorts.com/ our-resorts/dining

PARALLEL23

Executive Chef Lauren Callighen’s cuisine celebrates Caribbean flavours fused with Indian, Mexican and Moroccan influences, served on the romantically lit terrace. An on-site wine cellar caters to the most discerning of palates, and a stunning dome area comprises part of the garden, courtyard and terrace making up Parallel23 restaurant and L’Attitude Bar. Dinner is served nightly from 6pm, with L’Attitude serving light meals until midnight.

946-8666 - Dinner reservations required Princess Drive at The Palms Resort Grace Bay (MAP #55). www.thepalmstc.com/resort/cuisine

PELICAN BAY RESTAURANT

Located in the popular West Indies Resort, the Pelican Bay menu is fresh, exciting and extensive enough to please anyone, offering a wide range of tastes and diets. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with a popular two-for-one happy hour bar. Special Nights: Sunday is Jerk Fiesta with Live Entertainment. Wednesday is All-You-Can-Eat Lobster Extravaganza from 5:30pm. Friday is Surf & Turks Carnival.

941-2365 - Dinner reservations recommended. Just off Governors Road at Royal West Indies Resort, Grace Bay (MAP #36) www.pelicanbaytci.com

PIZZA PIZZA LA TERRAZZA

Genuine brick oven pizza. Full bar, beer and wine. Enjoy a full authentic Italian menu, with quality stone baked fresh dough pizzas, pastas, salads and garlic bread served seven days a week, from 11:30am to LATE. Free delivery for minimum orders, and carry out available.

941-8010 - Carry out and delivery Grace Bay Road, upper level of the Grace Bay Plaza (MAP #35)

PIZZA PIZZA - CINEMA PLAZA

The pizza dough here is freshly made everyday, with homemade sauce and fresh toppings creating delicious artisan pizzas. Open seven days a week from 11:30am-9:30pm, Friday and Saturday until 10pm. Free delivery for minimum orders, and carry out available.

941-3577 - Carry out and delivery Leeward Hwy, at Cinema Plaza (MAP #20)

SEVEN

Open Monday to Saturday for dinner and drinks 5.30 pm – 9:30 pm. Every meal at Seven is an exceptional culinary experience, a masterful blend of spices, island-grown ingredients, and exotic techniques. Guests can dine in Seven’s elegant and fully air-conditioned restaurant, enjoy cocktails in the bar or dine under the palms in a romantic star-lit tropical garden. (closed Sunday)

339-3777 - Reservations required Seven Stars Resort & Spa (MAP #16). www.sevenstarsgracebay.com/dining.php

SEVENTY-TWOº WEST

72ºWest provides beachside dining with a casual flair. A family-friendly, Caribbean-inspired menu serving simple, light fare like mahi mahi salads, tuna tacos, and the delicious soft-shell crab clubhouse sandwich. Lunch is served beachside or poolside throughout the day, and dinner is served seasonally. Plunge Bar, impressively framed by the resort’s infinity pool, serves refreshing fruity drinks and cocktails.

946-8666 - The Palms Resort (MAP #55) www.thepalmstc.com/

SHARKBITE BAR & GRILL

Fast and friendly service, lunch and dinner here accommodates something for everyone. Covered indoor and outdoor decking available overlooking Turtle Cove Marina. Keep your eyes open for large turtles and sharks who regularly make appearances off the deck! Children’s menu is available, along with nightly specials and appetisers ranging from wings to nachos. A popular bar with sports on TV and slot machines. Weds Fish n Chips Special. Friday night happy hour 5-7pm, beer $4, wine $5, mixed drinks $5.

941-5090 - Turtle Cove, located at Harbour Towne directly over the water (MAP #77) www.tcmarina.com/shark-bite

SOLANA!

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in an elegant beachside setting, from 7:30am - 10pm. Specialising in sushi, Teppanyaki, Japanese, grill, cocktails and tapas. Solana is one of the most recent restaurants to hit the food scene, offering a unique and fun mix of sushi and Teppanyaki, with chefs showcasing their specialist knife skills right in front of you. Dinner reservations recommended.

946-5254 / 333-3343 - Located on the beach at Ocean Club West Resort. www.solana.tc (MAP #38)

SOMEWHERE... CAFE & LOUNGE

Open from very early to very late, this location is right on the beach with an upper viewing deck offering a superb vantage point to watch the sun set over Grace Bay. The menu specialises in Tex-Mex food, serving fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and burritos with your filling of choice: chicken, black bean, steak, shrimp, conch, local fish or lobster. Happy Hour is daily from one hour before sunset, to one hour after sunset. Special drink offers are on every day of the week except Friday. Live Music Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and all day Sunday.

941-8260 - Penns Road at Coral Gardens, directly on Grace Bay Beach (MAP #26) www.somewherecafeandlounge.com

STELLE

Stelle Restaurant is a chic, modern dining experience. Choose an intimate gourmet dinner by the pool under the palms, or in the indoor dining area. For a touch of romance, enjoy dining on a private island floating in their signature pool. Breakfast is served daily from 7-10:30am and dinner from 6-10pm.

232-4444 - Reservations recommended Gansevoort Turks + Caicos Resort, on Lower Bight Road, Grace Bay (MAP #84) www.gansevoorttc.com

SUI-REN

The first restaurant of its kind on the Turks and Caicos Islands. Peruvian-Japanese fusion cuisine serves up fresh seafood and organic produce on a menu crafted from acclaimed chef Jitsuya. A tranquil setting located at The Shore Club.

339-8000 - Reservations recommended The Shore Club, Long Bay Beach (MAP #62) www.theshoreclubtc.com

THAI ORCHID

Over 60 traditional Thai appetisers and entrees, the menu specialises in delicious Thai soups, salads, noodles and curries, with the chef adjusting the spiciness to your preference. Vegetarian options are also available, rounding off great Thai food and great service. Open seven days a week.

946-4491 - Call for carry out. Ventura Drive, The Regent Village (MAP #70). Www.turks-and-caicos.org/thai-orchid

THE VIX BAR & GRILL

Serving the freshest produce with the likes of aged Angus Prime beef and local grouper and snapper, the seasonal menu serves classic dishes made with homemade sauces, marinades and salsas. Open daily from 7am- 11pm. Happy Hour daily from 5-7pm. Live entertainment on Saturday nights.

941-4144 - Reservations recommended The Regent Village, Grace Bay (MAP #70) www.thevix.com

YOSHIS SUSHI & GRILL

Enjoy fresh sushi for lunch or dinner, from a well crafted menu innovated by Chef Yoshi Ono. The sushi boat, a mixture of sushi rolls, Nigiri and Sashimi served on wooden boats, are a fantastic way to cater for a party or group of four and above. Dine in AC or outdoors. Carry out available. Open six days from noon until 3pm and 6-10pm. (closed Sunday)

941-3374 Call for carry out. (Reservations only 431-0012) The Saltmills, Grace Bay (MAP #65) www.yoshissushi.net

ZEST

Fresh Mediterranean cuisine right on the beach. For lunchenjoy appetisers, ceviche, sandwiches, pizza, or grilled specials. For dinner surf & turf, battered snapper or Bambarra rum slow braised pork ribs. Lunch is served 12-5pm and dinner 6-9pm, seven days a week.

232-4444 - Grace Bay Beach, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos Resort, Lower Bight Road (MAP #84) www.gansevoorttc.com

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