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“Everything Chocolate”

Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat
Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Soufriere
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Perched high up between the Piton mountains, The Boucan Restaraunt is open to both residents and non residents. Boucan is The Hotel Chocolat’s own restaurant, where guests can experience Cacao Cuisine. The word “Boucan” refers to the traditional West Indian name for a cocoa drying facility. The restaurant is built on the site of the Rabot Estate’s original Boucan. Boucan is also linked to “boucaneer” or “buccaneer,” the local pirates that would smoke and dry their food to preserve it for long trips at sea. The Boucan offers a strong connection with cacao and chocolate. For over 3,000 years, cacao has been used as a savory ingredient and for 500 as a sweet ingredient. The menu explores both, with the chefs taking their inspiration from the fresh cacao growing all around the estate, together with amazing local fish and seafood, salad leaves, vegetables and plentiful fruit. However the cuisine is far from cocoa heavy. The menu often makes use of cacao as a light, subtle spice or as an infusion. The desserts make full and imaginative use of the estate cacao, with each evening meal rounded off with the day’s new chocolate creation. Boucan’s breathtaking minimalist design includes a soaring roof inspired by the shape of the cacao tree, with its branches reaching to the sky, and shaded by the lush rainforest canopy. Its high platform is a centre stage for the Big Nature views all around.Dining at the Hotel Chocolat's Boucan Restaurant, whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner or the fabulous sundowner cocktails, is an experience to be shared and cherished.We passionately believe we are certainly offering something very different at Boucan. The dress code is smart/casual and ladies a cocktail dress is never out of place!
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Everything Chocolate”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

My wife LOVED that every dish incorporated chocolate! The restaurant was new and had a modern feel. Is within walking distance to Ladera

Visited December 2012
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Judy B, Head of Guests Relations at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thanks, glad you enjoyed the experience. Our design is certainly contemporary and takes inspiration from cocoa trees reaching for the sun, protected by a rainforest canopy.
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New York City, New York
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“Delicious, excellent.”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Chocolate on everything! Now thats my kind of restaurant. Very interesting and very gourmet for the Caribbean. This place would be a hit in NYC.

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Judy B, Head of Guest Relations at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thanks for your high rating of our cocoa cuisine concept. We do indeed have plans to take the idea to NYC, watch this space!
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Clovis CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Santa must still be making dreams come true!”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Whew...it was a long drive from Marigot Bay to go to Christmas Dinner. It was so worth it. Very attentive staff. Atmosphere is fabulous to say the least. Menu was great. Kitchen delivered some seriously yummy food. I had the feeling that they truly cared about the finished product and were proud to work at this establishment.
The structure is so amazing. The open air dining and views are truly a site.
Please look into the history of this magical place and it's beginnings. What a truly wonderful success story.
Go to dine if you can. Oh...have the banana chocolate daiquiri. yum!

  • Visited December 2012
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Judy B, Head of Guest Relations at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
So glad you made the trip from Marigot Bay and really appreciate your words about our team culture, which is very important to us.
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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“wow”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

We ate here our last night in St. Lucia. The food was excellent and the service even better. We ate at Dasheene the night before and this place put that to shame. Overall I would say this is a must stop if you looking for a unique dinner experience near the Pitons.

Visited December 2012
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Judy B, Head of Guest Relations at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thank you. It certainly is our aim to give our guests an original experience.
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
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“unusual food, excellent value for quility provided”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Highly recommend to go there, food is excellent, house wine is very good, deserts to die for! Overall it was quite an experience, everything with chocolate!

Visited December 2012
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Judy B, Head of Guest Relations at Boucan Restaurant & Bar by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thanks for recommending us.
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