January 2018

25
Jan

ANGUILLA: PICANTE – CUSTOMER OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2017

Our August Customer of the Month is Picante, a casual upscale Mexican restaurant with a Caribbean flare on the beautiful island of Anguilla.   Owners Theron & Chloe Loizos opened the business 13 years ago relocating from California after a visit to Anguilla.  “We thought this would be a great story to tell our kids one day.  We wanted to bring
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25
Jan

ST CROIX: SAVANT – CUSTOMER OF THE MONTH JULY 2017

A visit to the beautiful island of St Croix would not be complete without dining at Savant for dinner. A gourmet fine dining experience in an upscale casual atmosphere awaits you as you peruse the menu with iconic dishes that are a staple on their menu. Enjoy favorites like the Char-grilled Baby Calamari, the Portobello and Goat Cheese Stuffed Filet,
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25
Jan

ST MAARTEN: TOPPER’S – CUSTOMER OF THE MONTH JUNE 2017

Topper Daboul grew up in the restaurant business…it’s in his blood. “The love and care of the food and our customers” is what makes this restaurant unique and the premise upon which he built this establishment.  Open 365 days a year, their cuisine, a combination of all-American favorites alongside international culinary delights, draws locals and tourists alike.  Customers can dine
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25
Jan

ST THOMAS: BANANA TREE GRILLE – CUSTOMER OF THE MONTH MAY 2017

Jerry and Liz Buckalew are no strangers to the restaurant business. They are the proud owners of Banana Tree Grille at Bluebeard’s Castle on St Thomas. Open for dinner only, this fine dining establishment is an eclectic seafood and steak house specializing in grass-fed beef, locally caught seafood and local produce when available. “I had the honor of training with
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25
Jan

ANGUILLA: ENGLISH ROSE – CUSTOMER OF THE MONTH APRIL 2017

When visiting the beautiful island of Anguilla, a must stop is English Rose. Open for 17 years serving lunch and dinner, owner Jed Hunte named the restaurant in honor of his wife, Sharon, who is from England and has Anguillian parents.  “She was my beautiful rose and I decided that it what I would name the restaurant, ‘English Rose’.” The
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25
Jan

ST JOHN: CRUZ BAY LANDING – CUSTOMER OF THE MONTH MARCH 2017

If you are able to get to St John, Cruz Bay Landing, located just steps off of the ferry dock, is a MUST stop for either breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner or a beverage from the full coffee bar featuring locally roasted coffee from Virgin Islands Coffee Roaster. Just celebrating their 3rd anniversary in December, owner Todd Beaty would love
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22
Jan

SEPTEMBER: Are You Ready For Some Football?

Yes, it is that time of year again, high school, college and professional football seasons are ready to begin. That means parties, tailgating and lots of food! Some of the most common tailgating foods are salsas, dips, hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, bratwurst and of course CHICKEN WINGS!!! There are many schools of thought on preparation techniques for all of these

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22
Jan

Gluten-free: A Fad or Here to Stay

Nearly half of Americans consider gluten-free diets to be a fad, but 67% more consumers are eating gluten-free foods than two years ago, according to research from Mintel. Twenty-five per cent of consumers said they consume gluten-free foods. There are skeptics but they have not hindered sales of gluten-free foods. The category has grown 136% from 2013 to 2015, reaching
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22
Jan

AUGUST: Tomatoes, order them without fear

One of the biggest challenges in shipping produce down to the islands has always been tomatoes. While most of what we sell are of the gas ripened variety, we do also offer vine ripened as well as some hothouse varieties and even heirlooms of various types. They are very different in taste and texture which can be further explained to

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22
Jan

JULY: Veal…new offerings to meet your changing needs!

I know, there are several negative stigmas commonly associated with veal. Of course there are those that still stay away from it, but for those of us that enjoy the unique flavor and texture of veal, it is a delicacy. Dating back hundreds of years, the male calves of dairy cows were kept for breeding purposes, but as the dairy
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