The first 3 months
We opened mid-May and now it’s the end of August. Time flies when you’re having fun…
We know that some of you keep abreast of our daily/weekly goings-on via our Facebook or Twitter accounts but for those who like to dip in and out here’s a digest – if that’s an appropriate word for a food blog? Regular news/blog posts also help the search engines (as long as they are at least 300 words for the geeks amongst you).
I say food blog because the food has always been the cornerstone of Jeremy’s Kitchen. Good hospitality is, of course, much more than just good food but the kitchen team make as much as possible themselves. It’s cheaper, healthier and tastier if you make it yourself!
Homemade food is what we are all about. There is always great excitement when fresh lobsters or flying fish are delivered. The menu is simple and follows Jeremy’s blueprint – there’s a special recipe for everything from the roti skins to the Awesome Sandwiches with their custom seven grain bread.
One highlight was a busy Saturday lunchtime when Sayula and Sylvia had to hot-foot it to a kitchen over in West End where Lisa Mead, the Galley Gourmet, was filming for her TV show. Sylvia was a natural in front of the camera stating “I love to cook; I’m in my element!”
We now have a Trip Advisor page which has gathered some wonderful comments (thanks to those who have already taken the time to review us):
“The service was friendly, the food was fantastic…”
“This is the best place on the beach for breakfast or brunch…”
“There is quite a buzz about the new opening and it is well justified and a must visit…”
“The menu listed the sandwiches as “awesome,” and it was no exaggeration! The roti was excellent as well. Will definitely return to linger longer next time.”
Drinks too are important (we are a bar) so Sayula has been refining our ‘wet sales’. Freshly squeezed juices and a new Illy coffee machine (which, can you believe, prompted some successful experiments with Espresso Martinis!) to mention but two.
We opened just as the season was ending so the BVI has been quiet. That’s not to say we have been quiet – weekends are proving very popular with the locals (some very regular) and, of course, the monthly full moon celebrations in Trellis Bay are always busy. We are very lucky that Jeremy’s resident full moon band, The RazorBladez, continue to play on our stage. They really make the party and our authentic Caribbean Buffet continues to get many compliments.
The local press have kindly given us some good coverage: VI Life and Style magazine ran a big spread and the BVI Beacon wrote a lovely and amusing article. They asked the kitchen team what Jeremy Wright was like to work for. The answers were honest and said with a smile: “He was a wild one. He was a great person, a great boss..could be a bit moody!”
So there’s lots going on. The kitchen crew are now back in the swing of things, there’s really good coffee, great art on the walls and a smiling front of house team waiting to look after you. We do always welcome feedback – we can’t change something that’s not quite right if you don’t tell us! Please do let Sayula know or drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to vote for us in the VI Property and Yacht Awards please visit their Best Restaurant and Bar page and ‘Like’ our listing. Every vote counts as they say!
620 words. Those pesky Google search bots will be happy! AW
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Here is a larger copy of the BVI Beacon article on Jeremy’s Kitchen