The Asian Spice you never knew you needed. Most people know that there are two Indian restaurants on the island but actually the third is where the money’s at. It’s so hidden you’ve driven past the entrance more than once and thought nothing of it. It’s perched behind Sunset Crest in St James. Google Maps will tell you it’s called the Europa Hotel and when you get there it’s called The All Seasons Resort. In the resort is Asian Spice. How you get there is irrelevant because the food makes you forget.
The chefs were brought in from Bombay by owner, Soni. Hell-bent on creating nothing less than the best Indian experience this power-house of an entrepreneur went to a renowned restaurant in India and poached the chefs. The fantastic woman stands out with her entrepreneurial flair and the proof is in the pudding.
All the produce is bajan except the spices; the spices have flown over 14,000km to make sure that your Tikka tastes just right. What you have to realise is that it’s actually Northern Indian Mughlai cuisine which means it’s impressively richer than you’re used to. It originates from the medieval Mughal Kings’ regal opulence and the nuts and sauces reflect exactly that so expect a spectrum of subtleties… all at the same time.
An Indian repeat guest once stopped Soni and told her how the food reminds her of this one restaurant in India… Well it turns out that it’s because those very chefs now live in Barbados, hidden away in St James. Your job is to find them.
|All Seasons Resort – Europa, Palm Avenue, Sunset Crest, St. James|
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