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L'Esprit Saline St. Barthelemy

L'Esprit Saline - review by Nicole Allmann

Style: Hip Beachfront Terrace Eatery

Address: L'Esprit Jean-Claude Dufour , Route de Saline , Saline
Area: Saline Bay

Phone: + 59 05 90 52 46 10

With a notable kitchen pedigree and strong familiarity with traditional Gustavian cuisine, landing Chef Jean-Claude Dufour was always going to be a strategic coup for L'Esprit. The iconic chef, best known for reviving culinary standards at Eden Rock Hotel, took over at L'Esprit in the summer of 2011, bringing with him a Michelin standard of culinary excellence and a fresh vision for this distinguished shoreline restaurant. Set beneath swaying coconut palms in a beautiful garden setting near Saline Beach, L'Esprit offers a choice of ambient settings along the shoreline ranging from pergola-clad terraces to cooler inner dining forums.

A laid back atmosphere prevails at L'Esprit, made all the more exclusive by the cloak of bougainvillea shrouding the garden from the rest of the world. The chic terrace bistro attracts its fair share of nominal clientèle, many of whom are celebrities seeking an alternative to the extravagant excesses offered by other upscale restaurants. Key to L'Esprit's allure is Dufour's commitment to maintaining farm-to-table freshness and organic simplicity; exemplified by the plethora of locally sourced fish which has completely redefined the old menu. Traditional French-Creole fusion abounds with dishes such as Roasted Pigeon with Celeriac Puree and Veal Filet Mignon with Foie Gras Ravioli, along with pan-Asian influences. As with all Dufour restaurants, reservation is essential!

Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 2pm; Dinner 7pm – 10 pm. Closed Wednesday

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