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“Fantastic chocolate-themed food”

Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat
Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Soufriere
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Perched high up between the Piton mountains, The Boucan Restaraunt is open to both residents and non residents. Boucan is The Hotel Chocolat’s own restaurant, where guests can experience Cacao Cuisine. The word “Boucan” refers to the traditional West Indian name for a cocoa drying facility. The restaurant is built on the site of the Rabot Estate’s original Boucan. Boucan is also linked to “boucaneer” or “buccaneer,” the local pirates that would smoke and dry their food to preserve it for long trips at sea. The Boucan offers a strong connection with cacao and chocolate. For over 3,000 years, cacao has been used as a savory ingredient and for 500 as a sweet ingredient. The menu explores both, with the chefs taking their inspiration from the fresh cacao growing all around the estate, together with amazing local fish and seafood, salad leaves, vegetables and plentiful fruit. However the cuisine is far from cocoa heavy. The menu often makes use of cacao as a light, subtle spice or as an infusion. The desserts make full and imaginative use of the estate cacao, with each evening meal rounded off with the day’s new chocolate creation. Boucan’s breathtaking minimalist design includes a soaring roof inspired by the shape of the cacao tree, with its branches reaching to the sky, and shaded by the lush rainforest canopy. Its high platform is a centre stage for the Big Nature views all around.Dining at the Hotel Chocolat's Boucan Restaurant, whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or the fabulous sundowner cocktails, is an experience to be shared and cherished.We passionately believe we are certainly offering something very different at Boucan. The dress code is smart/casual and ladies a cocktail dress is never out of place!
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Very good Chairman's Rum Punch and Mango Bellini cocktails while choosing our food. Served with toasted herb bread and fantastic 65% chocolate and balsamic vinegar dip - also a chocolate nib butter and a nut oil.

We shared a chicken satay starter which was tasty and tender but the dip could have done with more of a peanut taste, made also with cocoa nibs.

Confit of duck with a bitter-sweet orange cacao sauce and a white chocolate mash was superb. Top quality tenderloin of Aberdeen Angus prime beef with a dark chocolate and port wine sauce was fantastically good.

Puddings slightly disappointing: a molten chocolate pudding was not as good as the one I'd had at our hotel, Sugar Beach, and a coconut sorbet did not have much taste. A dark chocolate mousse served on thick shortbread with a bitter dark chocolate ice cream was good but not the best.

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Judy B, Head od Guest Relations at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Appreciate the comments.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We had lunch in the restaurant after doing the Tree to Bar tour.

We started with cocktails as the bar (yes I know I said lunch but we were on holiday) the mojito was good and short, very minty and fresh and cacao martini was sweet and ice cold, so far so good.

We were seated at out table and ordered a couple of burgers, they come in a locally baked bread roll which has some coco nibs in it and are served with plantain chips (crisps) and onion rings, as well as a small salad with a white chocolate dressing - all cooked in the open kitchen at the back of the restaurant.

Before our food was served we were given some bread which comes with three dips/spreads - chocolate and balsamic reduction, chocolate butter (not to be confused with chocolate spread) and a herb oil - bread of the day was coco nib and sesame.

The food was all delicious and the service attentive but not over the top - I would visit gain, highly recommend.

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Judy B, Head of Guest Relations at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thanks for the note about our service - we try to get the balance fright between attentive but not over the top.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We had lunch with a few drinks here while staying across the road at Ladera resort. The food and service was fantastic, and of course the chocolates were amazing.

I can highly recommend visiting for lunch or dinner.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We had two meal at Hotel Chocolat Boucan, the first was dinner and it was superb as we had chocolate everywhere, the dessert was out of this world if you are a chocolate lover this place is for you, the second meal was our last lunch in the island and the burger was just delicious as I was craving meat, with plantain chips and onion rings, we'll recommend it anytime.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Wonderful, interesting dinner. The view was amazing at sunset, I highly suggest making a reservation around that time.

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