The Somerset on Grace Bay is proud to introduce our new Executive Chef – Eversley Rowe. Chef Rowe, has garnered 25 years of culinary experience in the hospitality sector, and has expertly commandeered kitchens throughout the Caribbean. His culinary philosophy is rooted in a belief that food should be fresh, simple, but sinfully flavorful, and he inspires the same in his team. His Caribbean heritage has informed his use of textures, colors and flavors in the preparation and presentation of his decadent creations. Hailing from Montego Bay, Jamaica, Chef Eversley was introduced to the culinary world at a young age. As a product of the Sandals brand, he began as a trainee in Jamaica back in 1991, moving to Turks and Caicos in 2009 to take a position as a Sous Chef at Beaches Resort. In 2009 Chef Eversley earned his Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and followed with…
Introducing The Somerset on Grace Bay’s brand new culinary concept, Barbetta – a contemporary dining experience. Opening in early November, Barbetta’s $1 million renovation will be refreshing and re-energizing the entire dining scene at our luxury, oceanfront resort. Taste, sip and savor an array of flavors at any one of our three unique restaurants: Barbetta Restaurant, Bar & Grill, Barbetta Tapas and Barbetta Pool Bar. Barbetta Restaurant, Bar & Grill A brasserie with Mediterranean flare fit for all parties! Enjoy perusing a full menu boasting gluten-free, paleo and vegetarian options and featuring delectable sides meant for sharing. Feel good and healthy with all of the benefits Mediterranean food has to offer or indulge in any one of our scrumptious dishes or Caribbean specials. Barbetta Tapas A cozy, dining area off of the main restaurant, share laughs and tapas-style small plates inspired by their Hispanic roots. Barbetta Tapas will be fully…
LunaSea Pool Bar & Grill is a guest favorite for casual poolside dining at The Somerset on Grace Bay! Recently, we’ve given our beloved pool bar a new look for guests to enjoy. Among the changes, we’ve put in new windows allowing for fresh breezes to brush your face as you enjoy your meal or drink. We’ve also added colorful new prints for our cushions along with a stunning blue marble counter top. Check out the photos below to see all that’s new and beautiful at LunaSea! LunaSea’s new look featuring new windows, fans, furniture, and counter tops. Bartender, Nigel, will happily prepare your refreshing libation of choice! Food and Drink Some of our signature pool and beach cocktails. (Left to right: Calypso Frozen Fruit, Mudslide, and Signature Rum Punch) Try our Conch Ceviche always served fresh with plantain chips. Our yummy Somerset Caesar Salad with grilled chicken.
One of the benefits of our spacious suites and villas are the fully-equipped kitchens to help you feel at home in paradise. There are two grocery stores that are easily accessible by bike or rental car, but we also offer a pre-arrival shopping service to have your kitchen stocked upon your arrival. Leave the shopping to us! Complete the form on our website and you’ll have more time for fun in the sun. Grocery stores If you need to make a trip to the grocery store during your stay, Graceway Gourmet and the IGA Supermarket offer an alternative for fine, natural and organic foods. You’ll find delicious ready-to-go meals, fine wines and a Java Bar, making it a fun destination for a mid-morning meal or afternoon snack.
Dining at Pavilion is an experience to be treasured. With live entertainment, drink specials or our famed Tuesday night Beach BBQ, each night offers a new culinary experience. On Mondays, enjoy lively entertainment from The “Island’s Best DJ” as well as a variety of culinary delights. The theme is Tacos & Tapas, which is a guest favorite. Tacos are prepared with chicken, steak or shrimp, and there is a selection of appetizing tapas to choose from. Tacos & Tapas: $5 Each Happy Hour (5 – 7 p.m.): Two-for-One Wine, Spirits and Beer We hope to welcome you soon for a fun evening!
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!
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…
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
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
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!