17 Mar 2010Blog

Dining at Cobblers Cove Hotel

by Monique

Cobblers Cove Hotel, located on the West coast of Barbados near Speightstown, is one of only five hotels and restaurants in the Caribbean to be invited to be a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux organisation.

The Terrace Restaurant is situated at the edge of the beach and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. The award-winning cuisine, 6 times winner of the Barbados Gold Award, is prepared taking full advantage of local produce. Not to be overlooked, is the quality and value of the extensive wine list.

Mornings begin with full English breakfast, lunches are deliciously casual affairs, whilst candlelight encourages an elegant evening mood.

Recently, the boyfriend and I accompanied the Deputy Manager, Emma Lawson for an evening of pure pampering and over indulgence at The Terrace.

Once seated in the lounge area for a few pre dinner drinks (my favourite a bellini, which the bartender prepared with fresh pureed peach and champagne), we were surprised with a trio of taster appetizers including sesame oil marinated angus beef, lobster (which the man really liked) and cheese twists. The Maitre-De took our order while we enjoyed another drink in the lounge and then we were escorted into the ocean-front dining area. Once seated, another complementary pre-appetizer was placed in front of us.

For appetizers I had the crispy duck confit, Jonathan had the day’s special salmon dish, and Emma the asparagus. All very delicious, well presented and suitable portions. In between, a blood orange sorbet helped to clean the palette in anticipation for the main event:

  • ROAST RACK OF LAMB with Mint Green Pea Puree, Thyme & Onion Mash and Red Current jus
  • CHAR-GRILLED BLACK ANGUS 8oz FILLET STEAK with Béarnaise Sauce and Home Fries (Emma and I had the steaks)

Although full to the brim, we were convinced to try a Cobblers Cove dessert platter (normally shared between 2) which is petit size assortments of all their desserts.  On this night I remember having the following:

  • COCONUT CHEESECAKE with Graham Cracker Crust and Coconut Tulle
  • COBBLERS CHOCOLATE TRIO with Warm Chocolate Melting Cake, Homemade Milk Chocolate Ice Cream and White Chocolate Marquise
  • PINEAPPLE CRÈME BRULEE, Espresso Short Bread
  • And some sort of sponge with berry puree in the middle

Each dish was presented beautifully and served by friendly and cheerful staff.  One other thing worth noting is their wine; we had a very nice Bordeaux that went well with our meaty main courses, but Cobblers Cove also has a good selection of white and rose french wines which are very reasonably priced.

My one criticism is that the decor in the restaurant looks a bit tired and quite dated otherwise it was a fantastic evening.

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