Of all the restaurants in Saint Lucia, Dasheene has undoubtedly the most spectacular views: close-ups of the twin Pitons and the sea between them.
Dasheene is located at the Ladera Resort in Soufriere in the south of the island. It’s a trek, if you are staying in the north, but it’s really worth it. One of the best ways to reach the restaurant is by boat and the hotel will collect you by car at the jetty.
At Dasheene you feel as if you are on top of the world, since the place is perched 1100 feet above sea level. Like the rest of the resort, Dasheene is open to the view, so when you are outside, you are inside and vice versa. (The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Men must wear collared shirts and long pants for dinner.)
The focus is on sustainable cooking sourced from locally harvested ingredients. Chef Orlando Satchell’s kitchen is dedicated to supporting local farmers and neighboring plantations that grow their produce primarily for the resort.
His favorite saying is ‘Make food look like sex on a plate’ and he describes his food as ‘sexy cuisine’.
The sweet potato and coconut soup is to swoon over, the roast conch served with pickled vegetables in a yam basket is irresistible and his sugarcane steak tender and moist. The poulet sausage and plantain gratin with coconut rum sauce are a peak experience.
- Sunday brunch offers live entertainment by a local shak-shak band.
- Pre-dinner cocktails at T’cholit Bar while you watch the sunset is highly recommended.