The Grand Cuvee Dining Room aboard the Celebrity Silhouette serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. I enjoy the decor and the overall food quality of the dining room so most of our meals were eaten here while onboard.
Lunch in particular has been the best food we have ever enjoyed on a cruise ship. The food was good quality, delicious and well presented. Service was top notch to boot.
Lunch items ranged from simple burgers to substantial meal and fish dishes. They had a nice assortment of pub food choices such as steak sandwiches and fish & chips. I enjoyed that there was a nice variety and we could have a casual lunch or something a bit more upscale depending on our mood.
Favorite Dish: My favorite hands down was their flank steak in a balsamic glaze; so delicious. It was served with veggies, mash potatoes and fresh cut potato chips. Their strawberry shortcake was also a hit with me; a different take on the traditional but still very good.
The Columbus Cove Cafe was one of the two complimentary lunch BBQ buffets for the cruise passengers on the island. The Buffet was located just steps away from the beach area with picnic tables. The buffet was a good size with a large selction of food items: burgers, hot dogs, chicken, ribs, cookies,pastry, fruit, salads, breads and vegetables.
My wife and I enjoyed a nice lunch of ribs for me and a hot dog for her. The ribs were very good; fall off the bone tender. My wife enjoyed here hot dog and loved her double chocolate cookie. It was a nice beach lunch.
Very good food at place boyer. Not very cheap, but the setting is worth it and when you sit in the garden and eat you never want to leave Haiti again. The carpaccio has too much onion (like most dishes in Haiti), the Couscous is extraordinary, Beefsteak very good, desert so la la.
My favorite restaurant in Haiti is Altitude 900. From this mountain-top establishment you get a breathtaking view of Port-au-Prince, the mountains to the North, and on clear days, Ile a Gonaves.
This restaurant is perched on the side of the mountain that stands guard above Port-au-Prince. All newcomers to the area should visit this place. The weather is cooler, the air clearer, and the quiet is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of the towns. You have the choice of either eating inside or outside. We usually eat on the patio. The view is better and the kids can romp around a bit without disturbing the other patrons (which is nice, because most restaurants in the area are not kid-friendly).
Favorite Dish: The Pork chops in honey sauce. These are absolutely wonderful! Equally good (and safe) is the barbequed chicken quarters. If you are lucky, the side dish will be the potatoes. These are absolutely heavenly.
NOTE: Stay away from the Rognons (I can't remember the exact spelling) unless you enjoy beef kidneys.
You have to be very careful where you eat in Haiti, but there are some great French restaurants. In general, the restaurants at major hotels are your best bet. If you're brave, and have brought the appropriate medical supplies with you, try some of the local cuisine. I love Haitian food, but then again, I grew up eating it.
Favorite Dish: Haitians eat alot of fish, chicken, and rice. The fruit is often a highlight.
Generally, Haiti is not known for its fine cuisine and I can understand why. The food, though, is not inedible. You don't go to Haiti for the cuisine anyway. I did go to one good restaurant--Cafe des Artistes and had some very good seafood. This is probably one the priciest places in Port-au-Prince, but not very pricey by western standards.
Favorite Dish: One of my favorite things to eat in the Caribbean is conch (called lambi in Haiti)--I had it in a creole sauce with rice. Also, don't forget to eat as many mangos as you possibly can! Haitian mangos (quite different from the kinds from the Spanish speaking nations of the tropics) are paler and a little stringier, but very sweet and delicious!
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