Virtuoso Life - May/June 2017 - 60
On the Table
Clockwise from above left: Pizza by the meter at L'Isoletta, lucky passengers just about to land, Tamarin's garden setting,
a meringue-topped mango and passion-fruit sorbet at Santa Fe, and dinner with a DJ at Bonito.
Opposite: Le Sereno's Anya Hindmarch tote for villa guests and its picturesque pool.
Gustavia. At a communal table in the bar,
we sampled lobster risotto, rock-shrimp
ceviche, and foie gras with mango-ginger
chutney, paired with elaborate cocktails
such as the negroni with caramelized
pineapple. The open-air space exudes an
easy Caribbean charm, while a DJ spinning Euro tunes enhances the see-andbe-seen ambience. Rue Lubin Brin, Gustavia; ilovebonito.com.
The casual sister to upscale Italian hot spot
L'Isola (33 rue Oscar II) lacks a view, but fans
only have eyes for its authentic Roman-style
pizza, sold by the meter. Settle into a low
table on the upstairs balcony and cross your
fingers that your server offers you freshly
shaved truffle as that night's special to top
your pizza. Rue du Roi Oscar II, Gustavia.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
"Especially during high season, book reservations well in advance at restaurants,
bars, and discos, so you can ensure the best seats in the house."
- Tomas Perez, agency executive, São Paulo
Infamous as a racy beach-club spectacle,
the chain outpost is worth a stop to say you
did. Sip Champagne while watching planes
land at Gustaf III Airport, a favorite island
pastime, especially on weekends. Plage de
A sleeper recommendation, this simple
spot offers incredible bird's-eye views
from its mountaintop perch. You can tell
it's the owner's labor of love, from the fresh
mahi-mahi with coconut to the langoustine club sandwich to the artful tomato
tart. Route Lurin.
Don't let its seemingly remote locale deter
you - a romantic dinner here is a must. Tamarin's expansive, lush grounds set a dreamy
stage, and its French-Asian menu includes
lobster with vanilla coconut oil, shrimp
tempura with ginger-lime tartar sauce, and
other sublime picks. Find a fashionable memento at the well-edited boutique. Route de