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Guernsey-based chef heading to St Lucia’s Cap Maison

Guernsey-based chef heading to St Lucia’s Cap Maison
Welsh Rastafarian executive chef Craig Jones from Cap Maison’s fine-dining restaurant The Cliff at Cap is due to welcome head chef Simon McKenzie from the five-star Old Government House Hotel & Spa, Guernsey, into his kitchen next month

Simon McKenzie will be taking a taste of Guernsey to the Saint Lucian sunshine as part of the Guernsey International Food Festival, and his menu will include tuna sashimi, BBQ pineapple, chilli and shallots plus pork belly, confit rock lobster with fennel and lemon.

Cap Maison

Chef Craig was announced as the Caribbean Hotel Chef of the Year at the Caribbean Travel Awards 2016

On Friday 24 February at The Naked Fisherman, guests will be treated to an a la carte menu with separate dishes from each chef. On Saturday 25th February there will be a collaborative menu on offer at The Cliff at Cap. The duo will create an elaborate island-inspired menu with a specific focus on seafood, finished off with Cap Maison’s solera-blended rum.

The a la carte menu at The Naked Fisherman on Friday 24th February will be priced per dish. Tickets for the four-course dinner excluding drinks at The Cliff at Cap on Saturday 25th February are available from $85USD (approximately £66) per person and can be booked via www.capmaison.com or telephone 020 8977 6099.

Cap Maison

The stunning view from Rock Maison

Enjoy seven nights in a Garden View Room at Cap Maison from £2,250 per person (based on two sharing) including daily breakfast, one four- course dinner, private resort transfers and international flights. Includes a 15 per cent Winter Discount, saving over £500 per couple. Based on a 7-night stay in February 2017. Visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk or telephone 01494 678 400.

Cap Maison

Cap Maison Infinity Pool

Cap Maison is a boutique villa resort located on the northernmost tip of St Lucia in Cap Estate, one of the most exclusive areas on the island. Guests are treated to dramatic cliff scenery with the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea on one side and the brisk Atlantic Ocean to the other. Designed in an elegant Spanish Caribbean style, Cap Maison’s 49 beautifully appointed suites are spread over three acres of tropical landscaped grounds. Guests have access to a pretty, secluded sandy beach and enjoy a truly bespoke service throughout their stay. www.capmaison.com

The Old Government House Hotel & Spa is located in the heart of St Peter Port and offers the finest in five-star luxury. Five minutes’ walk from the picturesque quayside, this hotel is perfectly placed to explore the island, and provides guests with a ‘home away from home’, boasting fine dining facilities, the stylish Crown Club, an outdoor heated swimming pool and luxurious Spa and fitness centre. Visit www.theoghhotel.com

  • Main image: Chef Craig and his team at Cap Maison

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Mike Cowton

Michael Cowton, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer with a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife. He is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.

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