Restaurant 750 at Montpelier Plantation on the Caribbean island of Nevis feels like you are having dinner at your fancy friend’s house. The restaurant is situated behind the resort’s iconic tree with views of St. Kitts from the balcony. Old gears from the resort’s 300 year-old sugar mill decorate the walls and a bounty of orchids fill every table of the cocktail room.
Dinner at Restaurant 750 kicks off with cocktails and canapés served in the loveliest living room. If you’re lucky, you might just get to meet the resort’s elegant owner, Muffin. I thoroughly enjoyed a Native Sun, a cocktail inspired by founding father Alexander Hamilton. Only Nevis ingredients (rum, mango, mint) are used in the drink to honor that Hamilton was born on the island, plus bourbon in honor of his future with America.
We moved to the balcony for dinner. The sun quickly set and we could see the glimmering lights of St. Kitts off in the distance as we listened to the rain. Does a meal get any cozier? Dinner began with an amuse buche: a to-die for zucchini soup with a generously sized Brie croquet. Crispy and creamy, this dish left me excited to try more.
Next up was the Lobster cappuccino. You heard me. Of everything on the mouth-watering menu (click here to see for yourself), I was the most excited to try the lobster cappuccino. Served in a cappuccino glass with Parmesan foam, this starter floats chunks of lobster in a flavorful broth. The Parmesan foam is what puts it over the edge. If you’re a cheese lover like me, you’ll swoon.
Next up was the tuna tartare, a phenomenal, nutty little dish topped with a delicious seaweed salad. The chopped tuna was so fresh and meaty. The wasabi cream wasn’t too spicy paired with the cool seaweed salad.
For the main course, I ordered the spiny lobster with rum essence, garlic mashed potatoes, and grilled vegetables. My friend had a bite and said, “this is the best piece of lobster I’ve ever had in my mouth. I don’t even want to swallow it.” She doesn’t even really care for seafood! Need I say more?
I also snagged a bite of my friend’s soy marinated black angus beef filet with a red wine sauce. The filet was unbelievably tender, and that’s coming from a Texan! It’s almost fork tender. I typically stick to fresh seafood while on an island, but if you’re a meat lover, I highly recommend this dish.
I ordered the bounty dome for dessert: a chocolate treat with coconut flakes, star anise creme anglais, and strawberry coulis. It’s not too heavy so save room for dessert!
All in all, I loved the romantic atmosphere at Restaurant 750. Every dish was crafted with care by Montpelier’s brilliant chef. It’s sure to hit the spot! Read more about Montpelier Plantation and Beach here.