Day two of Jamaican anniversary brought us to Sweet Spice, a restaurant the cab driver described as a local place for those locals that can afford to eat in a restaurant at all. Sweet Spice is not exactly off the beaten path as it is just outside of downtown Negril on the road to Savannah la Mar.
This place is more of a traditional restaurant with menus and waiters and tickets, but once again because of the time of year, we were the only people in the restaurant except for the workers.
Being our first morning in Negril, of course we had to have akee and salt fish for breakfast. This was served with plantain, yam and a few other fruits. The akee was buttery and delicious as was the salt fish. It was a good, not great breakfast, but as usual, the people were wonderful.
The one person we did meet there besides the waiter, was a gentleman named Orlando that came from the direction of the kitchen, grabbed a table in the restaurant and sat down to have his breakfast as well. I introduced myself and found out that Orlando was the chef. He was great about showing my wife what akee looks like freshly harvested and how it has to be prepped before cooking.
Our breakfast came to $10.00 US / $1000 Jamaican. The check pad was so old that there was a "19" preprinted in the date area of the ticket. Apparently there was a closeout sale at the office supply store some years back and they stocked up.
All in all this was a very nice experience for breakfast. So nice in fact, we came back two days later.
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