Alfresco, the restaurant at Treasure Beach, is a delightful place for a meal but especially so at dinner. By night, it is an ambient, intimate dining choice and is helped further by not only the excellent food but the professional and efficient service from the wait staff. The fine cuisine, combined with the glow of candlelight and nearby fire torches create an elegant, romantic atmosphere.
The international menu features a variety of dishes (at least six options for each course), with the menu (main dishes) changing every day. We loved the starters such as pan seared foie gras with mache, orange and brioche (BBD$64, £19.75), or the coconut crusted Caribbean shrimp with spicy mango dipping sauce (BBD$36, £11.10). The mains were just as tantalising; Atlantic scallops marinated in Bajan spices, sautéed and served in creamed organic leeks with fresh asparagus and Parisian potatoes (BBD$70, £21.60), or the lime marinated pork chop with a tamarind and ginger glaze, sweet potato purée, curried plantain and pineapple salsa (BBD$56, £17.25).
The breakfast buffet was a standard affair of continental and cooked selections, so somehow the magic of Alfresco was lost from the night before... Complimentary afternoon tea is served everyday between 4:00pm and 5:00pm where guests can savour scones with jam and cream delicate finger sandwiches and choose from a large selection of tea and infusions. The management cocktail and BBQ party is held on the pool deck once a week.
For that pre-dinner cocktail, guests should head to Richard's Bar, where head bartender Richard has been mixing his concoctions for over 30 years. All the bartenders are kitted out in smart black and white and snazzy bow ties, setting the dress standards for everybody else.