Patricia Tomassevich

10
Jan

Better Than Soy — Unusual Plant-Based Ingredients to Elevate Your Menu

At one point in time, soy was always the answer to the plant-based question. Tofu, tempeh, and soy crumbles were simple substitutes for most meat products, and they were easy to access from restaurant suppliers. But now, there has been a shift in the way plant-based food is being approached. Chefs are experimenting with different produce to create unique flavors
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6
Dec

December 2019 Customer of the Month: Caribbean Fusion at the Emerald Beach Resort in St Thomas

Overlooking the turquoise waters of Lindbergh Bay, you can experience authentic Caribbean Cuisine at Caribbean Fusion located at the Emerald Beach Resort in St Thomas. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this upscale casual restaurant offers a unique patio setting that always looks inviting as it overlooks the beautiful Caribbean waters. Coupled with unique beverage offerings and a beautiful food
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18
Nov

Food Items That Are Trending in the Caribbean

In an area with a strong culinary tradition like the Caribbean, it can seem like the popular food items don’t change much. But in fact, import and export taxes, local growing seasons, generational shifts, and trends in the U.S. and elsewhere can all have an impact on island food tastes. For example, fast food has been wildly popular in certain
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18
Nov

Infusing Your Menu with Flexibility for Allergies and Dietary Restrictions

Food Allergies on the Rise Global estimates indicate that 2.5% of the general population suffers from food allergies. Due to a disparity of reporting and research throughout different regions of the world, experts believe there could be as many as 520 million people worldwide dealing with food allergies. Out of the food allergies reported, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and shellfish
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5
Nov

November 2019 Customer of the Month: Andy’s Restaurant & Bar in Anguilla

If you want to dine at one of the BEST non-waterfront restaurants on Anguilla, then you MUST include Andy’s Restaurant & Bar on your list of TO DO’S. Located in The Quarter, owner Andy Gumbs opened his restaurant because cooking has always been his passion! “Cooking has to be combined with excellent service.” When asked what makes his restaurant unique,
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15
Oct

Working With Logistics: How to Make Them Work For You

Food distribution, like any part of managing a business, can become a logistical nightmare without the proper foresight and planning. When you run a restaurant or hotel in the Caribbean islands, you need a guarantee that food products delivered to your business will arrive on time and exactly as you ordered them. So how do you avoid the headache of

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14
Oct

Creative Grab-and-Go Meal Ideas for the Active Vacationers

It is possible to eat healthy, nutrient-rich, and beautiful meals on the go. If you have clientele coming through your hotel restaurant or other dining establishment but they’re not planning to sit down and stay in, give them the option of ordering a convenient takeout meal. It doesn’t have to be fast food or cheap quality; there are delicious, high-quality

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2
Oct

October 2019 Customer of the Month: Cheeseburgers in America’s Paradise in St Croix

So, let’s sing along to Jimmy Buffet’s song “Cheeseburger in Paradise” but insert the word “America’s”! Then you would have Cheeseburgers in America’s Paradise, a TOP burger establishment on the beautiful island of St Croix. Located at the East End of St Croix for the past 26 years, Owner Eileen Bannon, along with Chef TJ Bibelspacher, has been serving some
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11
Sep

Pilot Brands Lamb Products

So…it is that time of year when restaurants in the islands start working on their new menus for season, so they are ready to launch on or about October 15th. Trends indicate that consumers want “different” items on menus; they want items that have unique flavor profiles and visual appeal. And, they are willing to pay for it!   Do you
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9
Sep

CUSTOMER OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2019: PIZZA AMORE IN ST THOMAS

Stepping into Pizza Amore is like stepping back in time...from the vintage wall hangings to the custom-made wooden booths, tables and chairs that have been restored, customers can enjoy the best authentic New York pizzeria serving BIG pizzas and a whole lot more! “Our pizzeria serves BIG pizzas, with BIG taste and that’s a BIG deal!” Owner and Chef John
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