More High-End Travelers Crave Fuss-Free Upscale Comfort Food
By Nikheel Advani Chief Operating Officer & Principal, Grace Bay Resorts | August 2017
Luxury travel and dining have always been associated with fine restaurants and over-the-top menus; however, more and more high-end travelers are craving fuss-free comfort foods, particularly those that use recipes and ingredients rooted in a destination's heritage and culture. At Grace Bay Club, we remain committed to sharing the Islands' unique culinary traditions that showcase the absolute best quality products, all while offering a dining experience that caters to our guests' exact preferences.
Each of the resort's restaurants are all-oceanfront venues with local, ocean-to-table ingredients on offer. Embracing our motto of understated luxury, the serene seaside setting of Grace Bay Club continues to provide guests with top-notch comfort and Caribbean cuisine in an upscale, yet relaxed environment.
Comfort: The New Luxury
Instead of crafting a dish using rich ingredients and oils, chefs now cherish a "less is more" motto, striving to create light, healthy and unique menu items to better accommodate the modern traveler's palate.
We opened our Krave Restaurant just before the start of the decade, right as gourmet comfort food was beginning to gain traction. Offering guests an informal dining experience at The Estate, Krave serves Caribbean-inspired comfort food with a twist, serving dishes with unexpected ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere adjacent to the Estate Pool. The family-friendly restaurant offers eclectic lunch and dinner menus featuring dishes such as Caicos Crab Cakes, Estate Angus Burger, Island Vegetable Tempura, Chef`s Famous Honey Chili Ribs, Crab BLT Sandwich and Parmesan Fries.
We wanted to experiment in this area further, so we were among the first to launch a pop-up restaurant program in 2012, welcoming a toes-in-the-sand dining concept with dishes ranging from meatballs and beer to skewers and rose.