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Tortola dining.. #134053
06/30/2017 11:00 AM
06/30/2017 11:00 AM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Boy..we have lost Scaramouche..The Clubhouse ( with Paul as owner)..Palm's Delight..Coco Plum's and Gene's has moved to the other side of the island. We still have Bananakeet which has managed to keep up the high standard in food set by the late, much beloved Chris..sadly service can be beyond slow. Thank goodness The Sugar Mill has become a terrific dining experience with a major overhaul and cleanup courtesy of Mary and Dennis. D Coal Pot is moving to the old "Palm's Delight" location in a new building..we are hoping for a pleasant surprise there ( many love the old D Coal Pot..we were not so charmed).Sebastian's has upped their dinner game..and their prices.. Off to Omar's D Best Cup for a late breakfast that is always great..

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Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: Manpot] #134054
06/30/2017 11:25 AM
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Sad to lose Scaramouche. I really enjoyed their food.


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Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: msdj69] #134055
06/30/2017 11:44 AM
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Malcolm - where was Palm's Delight?

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Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: Manpot] #134056
06/30/2017 12:27 PM
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What! No more ginger wine chicken!! How are you surviving, Malcolm??

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: lindakay] #134057
06/30/2017 04:21 PM
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now - or when ?
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Palm Delight - was at water's edge in Carrot Bay

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: CGB] #134058
06/30/2017 04:44 PM
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There's the Fish & Lime in Sopers.

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: CGB] #134059
06/30/2017 04:45 PM
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and, Malcolm's list can be extended...but, at the expense of dating oneself:
Captain's Table
Bat Cave.. version a, b, c...
Spaghetti Junction - version a, b..- even if they did run out of pasta from time to time...go figure
ole Mrs Leonard's - Roti Palace - what a wonderful, kind lady she was

You didn't always have to "luv" the food... but the "fun" was always there...
ok.. Mrs Leonard's rotis... I could eat every day
.. which kinda also held for John's wing's... grease and salt - works every time
Although.. Quito - did a fair/decent runner-up

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: CGB] #134060
06/30/2017 05:59 PM
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Ya never know...
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Ya never know...
You haven't lived if you didn't do dinner at Mrs Scatliffe's house...with the whole family watching.


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Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: HillsideView] #134061
06/30/2017 06:19 PM
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Not sure if there will be a simple answer...but who has the best Roti ?? My crew always loves them. Thanks

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: JD_Midnight] #134062
06/30/2017 08:38 PM
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"Gene's" is right up there for me..

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: Manpot] #134063
06/30/2017 08:42 PM
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On JVD I like Alibabas. Tortola, I agree withMal on Gene's and actually Myett's does a pretty fair Roti too.


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Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: JD_Midnight] #134064
06/30/2017 10:16 PM
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Our favorite was the Fat Virgin. Gene would call on the radio and then pick them up. Great leftovers the next day. Must have called them one year 3 nights in a row. Bad weather but good husband. I wish I knew how to make them.

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: lindakay] #134065
07/01/2017 07:35 AM
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I thought I saw that D'Coal Pot was serving Ginger Wine Chicken and making it like Palm Delight did.

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: GaryC] #134066
07/01/2017 07:42 AM
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Going 1st week of August. Remember D Coal Pot from a few years ago across from ball field. Anyone know if they'll be open in August & where?


Brian
Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: GaryC] #134067
07/01/2017 08:10 AM
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I tried one sample of D Coal Pot's version of ginger wine chicken and it did not make the grade ( being kind). Hoping in the new locale with Iona right across the street they might get it right..As for rotis I agree that Myett's is good and Sebastian's surprisingly so but usually too much casing and too little stuffing..

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: Manpot] #134068
07/01/2017 01:31 PM
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Walkers recipe for ginger wine chicken is pretty spot on from what I remember....my one attempt at recreating was in 6ft seas aboard Jeannius going down island, probably wasn't the best time to saute chicken, thank god for gimbled stoves <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Cheers.gif" alt="" />

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: HillsideView] #134069
07/01/2017 03:36 PM
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You haven't lived if you didn't do dinner at Mrs Scatliffe's house...with the whole family watching.


I never had the opportunity - but I understand, it was always memorable, and came with live entertainment, and the menu consisted of whatever was cooking that day...
But - that was in the early 90's... no idea when that ended

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: LauraTheTshirtGal] #134070
07/01/2017 04:28 PM
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Walker's recipe is 100% correct..came via Cuz Robin from the great Warren Mc Kenna who created the dish at " Skyworld" back in the 80's where Iona was the chef. When he sold ":Skyworld"..that has suffered ever since..Iona opened " Palm's Delight" and. with Rev Warrens's blessing recreated Ginger Wine Chicken. Warren gave Robin the recipe. Walker and Nancy came to Sonoma and cooked it for all of us..great times,great friends and great memories..much love Warren Mc Kenna..

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: Manpot] #134071
07/01/2017 07:51 PM
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It does take some practice to get it right. You have to be careful not to burn the flour bits left from the chicken, reduce the ginger wine correctly and carefully simmer once the cream is added or the sauce will not thicken properly.


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Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: Manpot] #134072
07/01/2017 09:41 PM
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A lot of the time on the boat, we couldn't find cream and just reduced extra ginger wine. We liked it both ways.

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: HillsideView] #134073
07/02/2017 12:52 PM
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Truly a loss. She cooked up some super dishes.

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: GaryC] #134074
07/02/2017 12:56 PM
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RIGHT. The d'Coal Pot folks are relatives of the old Palms Delight owner. They promised not to do the Ginger Wine Chicken until Palms Delight closed. Now that it is closed it is on D' Coal Pot menu. At least that is what I was told at the restaurant in March when I had it and it was very good. Needs some work but coming along.

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Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: calsail] #134075
07/02/2017 01:07 PM
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Shell Museum can be a fun and interesting food experience. Rhymer's breakfast is the best and a Malcolm Double Dog at Tony"s is a staple for lunch. Their salmon sandwich rocks too. Had a few nice dishes from the new local chef at Paradise. Rivals Myett's cracked conch. (Myett's cracked conch may be best I ever had ANYWHERE) #1 on the North Shore is Sugar Mill (from someone who wrote a terrible review about three years ago) Bravo Dennis and Mary for saving an icon.

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Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: calsail] #134076
07/03/2017 12:05 PM
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Although not Tortola the conch in butter sauce at Hog Heaven on VG is awesome!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: calsail] #134077
07/03/2017 12:29 PM
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Myett's cracked conch may be best I ever had ANYWHERE


Yes yes yes! Now I don't go to Tortola for the fine dining, but we are both looking forward to this next week!


Debbie
Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: Dmgators] #134078
07/03/2017 12:34 PM
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We had it twice in 3 weeks. Crazy good!

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: calsail] #134079
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Does anyone know when D' Coal Pot is moving to their new location? They've been working on a beautiful new building for almost two years now. We had hoped that location would be open when we were there in February, but no such luck.

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: HillsideView] #134080
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You haven't lived if you didn't do dinner at Mrs Scatliffe's house...with the whole family watching.


About 7 or 8 years ago I was managing a villa and one week the guests were a couple who hadn't been back to Tortola since they had gotten engaged on Long Bay Beach 15 years earlier. They were back with their two young teenage children and they requested a private chef for a night to make a "great local style meal" so I enlisted Johnny Smith, Mrs. Scatliffe's grandson and a good friend, and I acted as his sous chef. As we were preparing their meal in the villa's kitchen, the wife who was renting regaled us with a story about going to Mrs. Scatliffe's for dinner 15 years earlier and having Mrs. Scatliffe's "adorable" 12 or 13 year old young grandson as their waiter. Johnny looked up from the stove and said "that was me!" What a great night that was!

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: maryqueenofshots] #134081
07/04/2017 06:22 AM
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Red Rock in East End is under new management. Fantastic. They will pick you up in Trellis or Fat Hogs if you call. Have summer menu starting July 15.

Re: Tortola dining.. [Re: Ace] #134082
07/04/2017 04:40 PM
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I second the Red Rock recommendation. We had our boat "Goose" moored at Penn's Landing last Feb and ate at the Red Rock several times. Fantastic and great service!


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