In 2013, beachgoers on St. John will find delectable seafood with the opening of the NEW Sushi Bar at Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort on St. John, U.S.V.I.
The Sushi Bar, adjacent to the Caneel Beach Bar & Grill, is led by Chef Chance Herbert who welcomes guests with fresh seafood delicacies. Start with appetizers such as warm Edamame sprinkled with truffle salt ($8); Cucumber Salad sprinkled with scallions and sesame seeds ($10); or Seaweed Salad with ponzu ($13). Choose from over a half-dozen rolls including Caterpillar of cucumber, eel and crab topped with avocado and eel sauce ($25); Trunk Bay Roll of avocado, panko shrimp and red bell pepper topped with tuna tataki, ponzu and scallions ($24); and the Honeymoon Roll with cucumber, spicy tuna and seared yellowtail rolled in tempura flakes topped with nori and drizzled in eel sauce, wasabi aioli and paradise aioli ($26).
Sashimi is prepared and served with four pieces per order, including cobia ($14), salmon ($16), mackerel ($16), tuna ($18) and tuna tataki ($18). And nigiri is turned out bedecked on rice with two pieces per order, including smoked fresh water eel ($12), shrimp ($12), mackerel ($12), cobia ($12), salmon ($13), tuna ($14) and wahoo ($14).
Chef Herbert arrived at Caneel Bay from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he found his culinary passion at Nama Sushi Bar and then at Asia Café and Ebi Sushi Bar, the last two of which he helped open. Of German heritage, Chef Herbert dedicates his love and passion for food to his mother, who spent time teaching her son not only how to cook, but also to preserve the integrity of food and the culture it is placed into.
Rates at Caneel Bay start at $425, per night. For reservations at Caneel Bay, please call 888-ROSEWOOD or visit www.rosewoodhotels.com
About Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort
Caneel Bay has been an alluring escape for loyal guests since its founding 50 years ago by Laurance Rockefeller. Set on 170 acres in Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John, the resort's pristine natural surroundings and low-key luxury are its coveted signatures. One hundred and sixty-six charming guest rooms blend seamlessly into the landscape in close proximity to any of seven white-sand beaches that frame the resort. Four distinct restaurants and a private Wine Room offer an array of dining experiences and cuisine that honors the destination. Other amenities include M'Ocean Studio offering yoga and fitness classes, 11 tennis courts and Turtle Town, a dedicated facility just for kids. For additional information, please visit www.caneelbay.com