As the first-ever Park Hyatt to enter the region, Park Hyatt St. Kitts will inspire an entirely new and fresh culinary culture in the Caribbean upon opening Nov. 1. With executive chef Pankaj Bisht, whose background includes stints at Park Hyatt Melbourne and Park Hyatt Maldives, at the forefront of Park Hyatt St. Kitts’ culinary team, the 126-room resort will feature three signature restaurants—The Great House, The Fisherman’s Village and The Stone Barn—each complete with curated menus inspired by the island’s rich heritage and local communities.
Delivering on the mission to introduce guests to an intimate, five-star culinary journey through St. Kitts, Chef Pankaj Bisht will work with local fisherman and farmers to harvest menu ingredients directly from the surrounding land and Caribbean Sea. Each dish offered at The Stone Barn, The Great House and The Fisherman’s Village will awaken tastes buds to undiscovered flavors, exotic and fresh seafood, and transformative textures that offer an upscale, tasteful narrative into the island’s unique culinary landscape. A sophisticated in-room dining experience will also be available to each of the resort’s 78 rooms and 48 suites and serve fresh, family-style dishes.
“All of our sustainably sourced menus creatively integrate the finest and freshest ingredients that reflect the rich agricultural landscape, current season, culture, history and robust flavors of the island,” Bisht said. “Our relationships with the island’s local fishermen and farmers have enabled our team to not just create delicious dishes, but also ensure that every aspect of the resort’s food and beverage programs carefully consider the total health and well-being of our guests and our environment. We are passionate about bringing the island’s flavor profiles to life, and also preserving the land to be fruitful for years to come.
The Great House
The Great House will feature a design and philosophy reflective of St. Kitts’ historical grand houses, traditionally known for celebrations and exuberant gatherings. Inspired by the spirit of celebration, The Great House will be home to an all-day dining venue serving eclectic Caribbean continental cuisine rooted in "market to table" principle and practice. Menus will feature savory dishes such as Banana Leaf Mahi Mahi "En Papillote" and Caribbean Pepperpot Lamb Shank Stew.
Indoor and outdoor seating will feature chic and airy Caribbean-inspired décor paired with expansive views of neighboring islands. Poised to be the culinary heart of the resort, additional elements within The Great House will include an exclusive VIP Chef’s Table, herb garden, elaborate rum bar, and a conservatory serving afternoon tea.
Fleming’s Bar, housed within The Great House and overseen by the resort’s food & beverage director and rum sommelier, Pete Jones, will boast St. Kitts’ most extensive rum list in addition to signature cocktail options such as the Blood Orange Mojito and Nevisian Mango Mule. Menus will offer a glimpse into Caribbean rum history exploring Spanish, English and French origins, and even the bar’s name offers a historical taste, with a name inspired by former St. Kitts’ Governor and General, Gilbert Fleming.
The Stone Barn
The Stone Barn will be an intimate, adults-only dinner experience featuring multicourse tasting menus and extensive wine lists engineered with themed courses to awaken the senses, engage the mind, share moments and make memories. From fine-dining options such as Chermoula Spiced King Prawn, made with piquilo yogurt, toasted macadamia and cilantro to Slow Roasted Five Spiced Duck, guests will indulge in a variety of indigenous and artful dishes straight from the hearth.
The Fisherman's Village
The Fisherman's Village will boast a unique over-the-water, bungalow-style design with an ideal sea-breeze setting for lunch and dinner. Structured to emulate a restaurant and fish market, the open-air, fun and casual restaurant will serve ocean-to-table cuisine with an emphasis on freshly prepared fish in all methods. Guests will be encouraged to roll up their sleeves and “dig in” for a beachfront meal with a view, served right over the Caribbean Sea. Before and after meals, guests will be able to peruse boutique shops nearby with Kittitian artworks and goods featuring local artisans and vendors.
In addition to Park Hyatt St. Kitts three signature restaurants, Rampart Pool Bar and Fane’s Beach Bar will cater to the resort’s two outdoor pools, and serve seasonal drinks and freshly squeezed juices.