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The Somerset Wins Savory Division in 2018 Chocolate Lover’s Competition

February is the month of love, flowers, and most importantly, chocolate! To celebrate everyone’s favorite indulgence, The Somerset participated in Turks & Caicos’ 8th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Competition. The island’s best chefs competed with sweet and savory chocolate-inspired dishes. The Somerset Executive Chef Brad Townsend and Pavilion Pastry Chef Mercedes Fernandez prepared Lobster Stuffed Agnolotti, with a Champagne, white chocolate cream sauce. Their culinary talent and creativity delighted many guests, and The Somerset team took home the gold title for the Savory Division. The event benefited the Salvation Army and its school hot-lunch program. We were honored to support such an important cause, and had a wonderful time participating!

Dining, Events

Island Fish Fry

Bight Park is the place to be on Thursday night for island visitors and local residents alike, as food vendors, entertainers and cultural acts come together for the Island Fish Fry. This event is truly the culmination of “all things TCI.” Be sure to try our nation’s signature dish – the conch! The Conch Salad from the vendor “Froggies” comes highly recommended by many guests. The highlight of the Fish Fry occurs after the sun sets, with a performance by the local Junkanoo with colorful costumes, plumed feathers and lively music. Cultural acts are interspersed throughout the evening, including performances by dancers from the Edward Garland Youth Centre – the local organization that The Somerset supports. Our island “Henry the Conch” also makes an appearance at this lively event, providing a great photo opp for guests of all ages. Visit the Island Fish Fry This event occurs every Thursday from…

Dining, Recipe

Cocktail Recipe: Pretty in Pink

If you need a taste of the islands, this colorful cocktail, Pretty in Pink, is sure to do the trick! Although our rum-based drink is best paired with warm Grace Bay sunshine, you can also make it from the convenience of home by following this simple recipe: Ingredients 1 oz Cachaca Rum ¼ oz White Bambara Rum Dash of Strawberry Puree Dash of Club Soda 3 slices of fresh strawberries (for garnish) 1 slice of lime (for garnish) Directions Poured over ice cubes in a highball glass and garnish with lime and a slice of fresh strawberries. Save Save Save Save

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Recipe: Caicos Blue Cocktail

On Turks & Caicos, blue hues extend as far as the eye can see — including at the bar! These bright colors are brought to life with our handcrafted Caicos Blue Cocktail. Caicos Blue Cocktail Recipe Sip in the sweet taste of paradise while you soak up the Grace Bay sunshine, or enjoy this tropical delight from the convenience of home with our cocktail recipe: Ingredients ½ Shot Mount Gay Eclipse Silver Rum ½ Shot Kacni Coconut Liqueur ½ Shot Blue Curacao 8 oz Coconut Water Splash of Lime Juice Splash of Simple Syrup Cherry, Pineapple Slice & Orange Wedge (for garnish) Directions Combine all ingredients and shake well. Pour over ice and garnish with a cherry and pineapple slice and orange wedge. Cheers! Save

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Recipe: The Somerset Sangria

If you’re craving a sweet, refreshing cool drink, we think you’ll enjoy our new specialty: Somerset Sangria. This beverage is one of eight new handcrafted cocktails available at the Pearl Bar, LunaSea or Pavilion. As you dream of Turks and Caicos sand and sunshine, you can also create this cocktail from the convenience of your home with our recipe below. Cheers! Ingredients 1 ounce of Appleton’s 7 Year Rum 1/4 ounce St-Rémy 4 ounces of red wine 1 ounce pomegranate seeds Splash of ginger beer Directions Mix together the Appleton’s rum, St-Rémy and red wine. Pour over ice and stir in ginger beer, for a fizzy taste. Add pomegranate seeds, and garnish with an orange slice!

Dining, Grace Bay Beach Activities

Tuesday Night Beach Party BBQ

The Somerset’s Beach Party BBQ is the place to be on Tuesday nights in Turks & Caicos! From the tropical cocktails, Caribbean cuisine or lively entertainment, this evening offers many opportunities to create treasured times with loved ones. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the rum bar. Mingle with your family, friends and other guests, as you kick off the evening with a colorful cocktail. With the spectacular evening skies, we find it fitting to suggest our signature Somerset Sunset Rum Punch. Our chefs at Pavilion prepare a menu of many Caribbean favorites. They even grill their fresh surf & turf right on the beach! In addition to surf & turf, we offer a variety of delicious cuisine at our beach buffet including pasta dishes, grilled vegetables, dessert and more! After guests finish their meals, they begin to make their way out to the dance floor. You can place…