Cuffie River Retreat

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Cuffie River Retreat

Post by shawnsadj » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:13 am

Steve,

I read your rave reviews on the site. Has anybody been here lately?

My wife and I our coming to Tobago for an anniversary weekend (3nights) and want to get the most of our trip food wise.

Has anyone eaten at Gail's in Charlottesville the past few years?

Best places near Parlatuvier/Castara for a local meal?

Thanks

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Re: Cuffie River Retreat

Post by Steve Wooler » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:01 am

Hello Shawn

Welcome aboard! :D

I still maintain that the Cuffie River Nature Retreat offers the best Caribbean cuisine that I have ever tasted. I haven't been there since early last year, but I'm in regular contact with owner and chef, Regina, and I know that nothing has changed. I would never describe her cooking as 'local' - I think her catering is influenced by her wide travel throughout the Caribbean and Central American area.

Can't comment on Gail's in Charlotteville as I haven't stayed or dined up there in some years.

Best local food in Castara is undoubtedly Marguarite's. The Sunshine Restaurant in Bloody Bay is also worth a try, when it's open. I had the most delicious Crayfish dish I've ever had there a few years back.
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Re: Cuffie River Retreat

Post by Julian » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:41 pm

Didn't get to Gails this year but last year had two excellent meals there - one lunch and one dinner and also good food there the year before. Very local, and good value though limited choice as you might expect. Brilliant spicy vegetable soup and fresh fish.

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Re: Cuffie River Retreat

Post by SueShard » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:16 pm

We had the best lunch ever on the Island at Cuffie River. We rang to book the day before and the lady asked what we would like to eat. As we are not fussy I said anything, she then phoned back to ask if we all liked shrimp. We started with very tasty soup and then shrimp in a delicious sauce with four other vegetable dishes, ending with coconut ice cream, whilst enjoying watching the birds. Not the cheapest place but well worth it, we will go back.

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