One of the exciting parts of visiting a new country is trying out the local cuisine. When choosing a restaurant, many factors come into play such as price, type of cuisine, health conscientiousness and kid-friendliness. Be sure to check the restaurant rating and any reviews from people who have eaten there. Reviews can give you an idea of the level of service at the restaurant and the type of food, but keep in mind that everyone’s palette is different. We’ve provided a list of some of the popular restaurants in Montserrat.
- Annie's Snackette
- Bessie's Tasty Pastry
- Bitter End Beach Bar
- Cockpit Restaurant & Bar
- Di's Snackette
- Fins & Wings
- Good Life Restaurant and Bar
- Gourmet Gardens
- Harbour View Restaurant
3 lbs goat meat, cubed 3 cups flour ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 lb green pawpaw 2 medium onions 1 lb breadfruit 2 tbsp butter bouquet garni 1 habanero pepper 1 tbsp gravy browning 2 medium tomatoes, diced 3 tbsp ketchup 2 bouillon cubes 4 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 4 tbsp soft butter 1 cup milk
Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan. Coat the pieces of goat in 1 cup of flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Lightly brown the meat in the oil. Add meat to a large pot with 8 cups water and simmer for 2 hours. Dice pawpaw, breadfruit and onions, then sauté in 2 tbsp butter. Add to meat, along with bouquet garni, tomatoes, ketchup, pepper and gravy browning. To make dumplings, combine 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in soft butter. Stir milk lightly into mixture. Use a teaspoon to drop mixture into pot for dumplings. Add bouillon cubes and simmer until meat is very tender. Remove herbs and pepper before serving. Serves 4-6.
Settlers from all parts of the world have influenced the cuisine in the Caribbean. Popular elements of Caribbean cooking include spices such as pimento, ginger, nutmeg, garlic and cloves. Many of the Caribbean islands use spicy peppers such as the scotch bonnet, habanero and jalapeno peppers. Jamaica is most famously known for its spicy jerk seasoning, while Grenada is known for its use of nutmeg and Cuba is popular for it’s garlic and lime marinades.
Many of the islands produce their own brand of beer and rum, such as Red Stripe and Appleton Rum in Jamaica, and Banks in Barbados. Along with these popular alcoholic drinks, be sure to try these non-alcoholic drinks: mauby, Ting, ginger beer, carrot juice, Irish moss, coconut water, soursop, sorrel, horlicks, mango juice and guava juice.