Review of the Cliff at Cap Maison
Monday 17th June 2013
We were not staying at Cap Maison on this occasion but decided to book into dinner as I love the location of the restaurant. Situated on cliffs with a steady and welcome breeze, the restaurant is casually elegant with a top-notch bar serving wonderful cocktails… Passion Fruit Martinis amongst them. We arrived early enough to catch the sunset and sat in the Bar area watching the waves and the sea eagles gently soaring down below. The General Manager greeted us and we had a drink with him and spoke, in some detail, about the resort, which is still relatively new by Lucian standards. It is interesting to see how this resort is developing. The restaurant is popular with Visitors and Lucians alike. In the past we have attended some of the guest chef evenings and they have always been fun.
Dinner was great. We elected to have our own “Tapas” menu by ordering 3 starters each and then sharing. This, with a good bottle of wine was not cheap but I think you get good value for what you get, including Foie Gras. The sweet pea risotto was slightly on the heavy side for me (slightly too much truffle oil and cheese) but, that notwithstanding, the meal was excellent. I really liked the scallop with cauliflower puree and the reef conch cerviche. Service was great, and unobtrusive.
The wine list is surprisingly reasonably priced for a restaurant of this calibre. I really hate being ripped off and some other resorts do charge a high price for decent wines on the island. So a star to Cap Maison for considering the wallets of their guests!
There was no live entertainment that night but the eclectic music (apparently chosen by the Restaurant Manager, Matt Hartmaan) was very welcome.
We are hoping to return to Cap Maison for a mini-break in the near future, so look forward to eating again at this lovely place.
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