Saint Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, Barbados (MaDeRe). In a resort with 18 restaurants and other bars and cafés, but where 50 per cent are VS Americans, 20 per cent Canadians and 20 per cent British, mainly English, UK guests, not only is the general offering Anglo-Americanised, but so is the special one. So is the atmosphere at Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados, which are essentially two hotel properties in one. The best place to try is the American Tavern restaurant, chic in its elegant simplicity.
No sooner said than done, and in fact already in the morning, because I didn’t feel like a midday meal with Yankee Pot Roast, Barbecue Pork Ribs or an Angus Burger 2.0. The offer is also as rich as the guests in the morning. Cold and hot dishes are waiting to be eaten in this à la carte restaurant in a tropical, park-like setting. The American Breakfast is well laid out and sumptuous. You can order as much as your heart desires at any time. For example, pan-fried ham, called bacon, small sausages, egg dishes of all kinds and hash browns, a great potato dish.
Pancakes and egg pancakes want to be eaten with maple syrup instead of cinnamon and sugar. Mueslis and breakfast cereals, toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, butter, jam, fruit, plus coffee, always water and various fruit juices, including freshly squeezed orange juice, are also included.
With bacon I ordered beans, sweet and in tomato sauce, and mushrooms, which were served shredded.Instead of my egg scrambled and thus as scrambled egg or fried as fried egg „sunny side up“, thus fried only from one side, or „over easy“ or however I prefer Egg Benedict. This typical VS American breakfast dish for people with stuffed purses of poached eggs on toast or halved English muffins with a slice of sautéed cooked ham or breakfast bacon and hollandaise sauce is also neatly prepared in the American Diner, nicely served and tastes excellent, as it should be for old Yanks and others.
Guests are asked about allergies before ordering and at Egg Benedict the waitress wants to know how I want my porached eggs, also called lost eggs. Medium!No question, the perfectly porched egg is like that and no different: the yellow of the egg must still be quite runny. Said, delivered to the table.
Starting the day with an American breakfast, coffee from Jamaica and freshly squeezed orange juice in Barbados is a wholesome start, isn’t it?