If you have been to St. John, you know that it is a quintessential island with its own unique charm and flair. If you have not been to St. John, you are in for a treat. St. John has a repertoire of stores, shops, eateries, activities, that very much remind one of the charm of island living. We would like to highlight some of these places in an ongoing series called Highlights of St. John. With this in mind, we introduce you to Chateau Bordeaux.
Chateau Bordeaux has stood the test of time. Restaurant owner, manager, and Chef, Ms. Lorelei Monsanto indicates that the restaurant has been in existence for almost 40 years. Lorelei inherited the restaurant from her Mom, Ms. Wilma Monsanto.
When asked about her feelings as a restauranteur, Lorelei indicated that though the restaurant business is challenging, it is still quite rewarding because you get to meet wonderful people from all over the world, many of whom come back year after year. It is a pleasure to serve both repeat and new customers. In addition, Lorelei loves being an entrepreneur and thereby experiencing the joys of business ownership.
In addition to Chateau Bordeaux, Lorelei volunteers as President of the VI Unity Day Group and as a Rotarian. Both volunteer activities have allowed her to give back to her community.
When you come to St. John, if you visit Chateau Bordeau remember to ask for Lorelei. She will excite your palate with samplings of French Caribbean Cuisine and various local drinks, of particular interest is a drink called The Dirty Monkey.
Chateau Bordeau offers local flavor with an award winning view. Keep in mind however, that those who come and eat are the ones to enjoy the view as the restaurant is not merely a photographic destination. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch during season and off season (June 1st to September 30th) it is open for lunch only.
Are you a St. John business and would like to be featured in our series? Let us know. Are you a resident or a visitor and enjoyed time at Chateau Bordeaux? We would love to hear.
When you come to St. John on the M/V Capt Vic or the M/V Island Vic remember to explore the nooks and crannies of island life. See you soon.
Disclaimer for Highlights of St. John Series: Do your due diligence as you make selections on places to go, things to do, places to eat, etc.. We shall not be held responsible for any negagive experiences. These highlights are done simply in an effort to showcase the cultural smorgasbord that is available on St. John and are thus neither professional nor personal recommendations.