Our best meal while on St. John was at the Sugar Mill Restaurant located at the Caneel Bay Resort.
We arrived at about 6:30 in order to take advantage of the magnificent sunset. We were granted a table on the outer rung of this open air restaurant that was built within the quarters of sugar mill ruins dating back hundreds of years.
We started out with a rum punch as we decompressed while taking in the sunset over the Caribbean Sea. Once the appetizers started, that was when the real treat began.
We decided to splurge and had tuna carpaccio crab salad. This was presented so beautifully, it was almost a shame to eat it. But it was a tremendous starter. We noticed the table next to us had the lump crab & tuna. That looked equally delicious.
We learned the fish was brought in fresh every day, right at the Caneel Bay dock. We live in the Midwest, so eating fish this fresh was a special. My wife ordered snapper and I had grilled Mahi Mahi. We shared our dishes and both entrees were excellent.
Our waiter Wayne helped make our meal extra nice. A smile never left his face. He told us that he had been working at the Sugar Mill for over a decade. He also shared that several Caneel employees had worked at this beautiful property for 20 and even 30 years.
Chef Mike came out and asked how our meal was. The Sugar Mill turned out to be an excellent choice.
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