Anthony Bourdain St. Martin
Anthony Bourdain St. Martin

Anthony Bourdain St. Martin : All Of The Restaurants Picked On A Cook’s Tour

When Anthony Bourdain visited St. Martin on his show A Cook’s Tour, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased in a convenient list.

This is A Cook’s Tour, season 2, episode 1. It first aired on February 21, 2003.

DISH – “Rastafarian Food and Drink”

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain had a “ganja leaf tea”.

Next up was soybean fritters cooked in natural charcoal. Soybean fritters are made with soya beans, whole wheat flour, garlic, onion, sweet pepper, seasoning, baking powder and some sea salt, then fried a couple of minutes in oil.

He then had cornmeal croquettes, some greens and rice.

“Yeah, yeah, yeah you heard me right, it’s a vegetarian meal and I’m likin’ it–I mean it’s not always about meat, right? Right?” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Freedom Fighter’s Ital Shack
7 Bush Rd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
St. Martin, Guadeloupe

NOTES

“Like so many great dining experiences if you will and delve beyond the surface, open at an uninviting door, there’s good food, proud, nice people waiting on the other side” -Anthony Bourdain

DISH – “Antillean Creole Food”

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain was served a fresh Creole-style chicken and an array of Carribean specialties like boudin, conch, okra, stuffed crab backs and seafood.

First, the Creole boudin with garlic bread and garlic butter. The sausage has a creamy, gooey and spicy texture, says Anthony.

Next is the conch, cut in half and stuffed with fish and creole sauce, put in the oven to make it tender.

Lastly, the chicken. It has been marinated for hours then roasted and the juice is saved and mixed with creole sauce to be used for basting.

“You know, the best food comes from somebody identifiable. I mean, I always wanted to know what’s good in this house and I always wanted to eat here. , it’s not just the chicken. There are other reasons to love this place. Kinda makes me feel all lucky to be here.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Poulet d’ Orleans
3XF9+VM3, Quartier D’Orléans 97150, St. Martin
St. Martin, Guadeloupe

NOTES

“Real classic Antillean specialties, you really–the full spectrum and also famous for the fresh creole chicken” -Anthony Bourdain

The restaurant has since closed its doors.

DISH – Pork Ribs

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony described the pork ribs as tender, tasty, crunchy, flavorful, delicious.

“This is good stuff, nirvana for all us knuckle-dragging carnivores” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Johnny B’s Under the Tree
2WP4+M74, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten
St. Martin, Guadeloupe

DISH – Saltfish Johnnycakes

WHAT IS IT?

A saltwater johnnycake is a specialty in this restaurant made with little chunks of saltwater fish and and a johnnycake.

“I dunno if this makes me strong, but what I do know, is that it’s damn good and New York seems ever farther away” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Hilma’s Windsor Castle
3WCX+8XM, Colombier 97150, St. Martin
St. Martin, Guadeloupe

DISH – Beer, Cheeseburger and Chicken Leg

WHAT IS IT?

Anthony Bourdain drank Presidente beer, ate a cheeseburger and a chicken leg.

“I–I think you know this is the first place that–that convinced me that…I can be happy and not only I can be happy but I can be happy for–for long periods of time” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Gus’s Beach Bar
3V9H+R23, Sandy Ground 97150, St. Martin
St. Martin, Guadelope

NOTES

This restaurant has sinced closed its doors.

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