Get away to good food at these three new escapist eateries.
BARBADOS: JENNER’S AT COBBLERS
Cobblers Cove, St. Peter, (246) 422-2291
Restaurateur Jenner Harding, who once staged a 300-person dinner for Luciano Pavarotti at the upscale Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, signed on to oversee the food at the island’s Relais & Chateaux property Cobblers Cove. Chef John Hardwick stays on, working his European techniques on island ingredients. Stop in for tuna tartare, grilled barracuda, and duck confit at the elegant al fresco eatery by the bay.
HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA: CETRELLA
845 Main St., (650) 726-4090
Big-city chef Erik Cosselmon, formerly of San Francisco’s Rose Pistola, went to the country to open Cetrella in seaside Half Moon Bay. Both raves and droves have followed. Stone fireplaces, an exhibition kitchen, and a glass-walled cheese room highlight the renovation of the old Half Moon Bay Growers Association building. Local producers contribute to the rustic Mediterranean cuisine ranging from rotisseried lamb to harbor-fresh seafood.
KEY WEST, FLORIDA: ONE DUVAL
1 Duval St., (305) 296-4600
Noted D.C. chef Will Greenwood has packed up his knives and headed to the Florida Keys, opening One Duval in The Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa. Caribbean and Floridian ingredients meet in his cuisine, which he terms “new calypso harvest.” With dishes like guava-chipotle-glazed lamb chops and sautéed grouper with crab and Cuban ham, the food is fine dining but, given the Margaritaville locale, the vibe’s relaxed. —