"La Veranda" Restaurant
Anguilla has a colourful new building
in a tropical style, and it serves food in
a Caribe Mediterranean style.
La Veranada opened for business recently in Sandy Ground and we went to the unofficial opening, where proprietors Anastasia ("Stacey") and Didier Rochet toasted us with champagne. Stacey grew up in St Kitts and Anguilla and her husband Didier is a highly successful chef from France.
The prices are low for Anguilla and the quality is high.
Even though chef
Didier is a trained French chef and
has worked at Malliouhana and Cinammon Reef,
this is not nouveau cuisine -- the portions are generous.
From personal experience I can recommend the Mango Gazpacho Soup $6,
and the Curry Chicken Pot Pie $16,
which has a light French Provencal crust
and assorted condiments for dipping. They also have
my favorite dessert, Creme Brulee $7,
rich and creamy with a nice
The setting itself creates a unique ambience, with open dining verandas on all four sides and a high pitched center roof enclosing a Tapas bar/lounge area. The surrounding gardens are already lush and green -- every table has a view over the balcony into the garden. The lounge has congenial sitting areas and comfortable seating, with an antique glass chandelier from St Kitts.
La Veranda is a family venture. Stacey is the hostess, Didier is the chef, mother Denise organizes the back office, and Jerry Brown (Denise's husband, who runs the Anguilla Garden Center next door) does the landscaping Even the children helped out, working furiously to get La Veranda opened before the tourist high season is over.
Telephone: 1-264-497-2225. Open every day. Future plans include lunch, and breakfast.
Directions: From the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again and drive back past the airport. Go straight through the roundabout and west down the main road. Turn right at the next roundabout and drive down toward Sandy Ground. Partway down the hill, turn right at the sign for La Veranda restaurant.
Summer 2001 Menu
Lunch at La Veranda restaurant
Grilled rib-eye Steak with Peppercorn sauce & scalloped potatoes. 20.00
Stir-fried chicken in a red curry sauce with basmati rice. 18.00
Baked stuffed Eggplant with parmesan cheese, tomatoes & herbs 10.00
Salt fish and Ackee served with Johnny cakes & rice n' peas. 16.00
Catch of the day steamed with peppers & onions over rice 'n peas. 18.00
Grilled swordfish with fruit salsa and sweet potato mash. 22.00
Shrimp fettuccini with a spicy garlic & lemon cream. 18.00
Knickerbocker glory -Vanilla ice-cream layered with fruits,
-drizzled with fruit sauce & topped with chantilly cream. 9.00
Iced banana nougat with a hot chocolate & cinnamon sauce. 8.00
Tiramisu a l'orange with espresso sauce. 9.00
Fresh Ice-creams & sorbets, Ask for available flavours. Scoop - 2.00
Coffee 2.00 Espresso 3.00 Cappuccino 4.50 Pot of Tea - reg. or fresh Lemongrass 3.00
Please note that all prices are US dollars & 15% Service Charge will be added Visa & Master cards accepted
La Veranda Dinner Menu
SOUPS & APPETIZERS· Ground provision soup with pumpkin, lemongrass, ginger & petit dumplings. 7.00
PASTAS· Roasted sweet peppers, vegetables & pine-nuts on angel-hair with olive oil. 14.00
FISH· Grouper rolled in cracked coffee & grilled with peppercorn & cocoa sauce. 25.00
MEATS· Chicken & vegetables stir-fried in a sizzling sweet 'n sour Asian curry. 19.00
SOMETHING SWEET· Chocolate "impulse" with vanilla Ice-cream & passion-fruit sauce. (10 mins.) 9.00
*Please note that 15% service charge will be added. Visa & M-card accepted
Revised: May 02, 19101
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