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St. Maarten Restaurant Profile



Ernest & Fidel – Porto Cupecoy, St Maarten

St Maarten Ernest & Fidel Cafe Porto Cupecoy

Why is the name of the Cafe

Ernest & Fidel?


The idea is not to laud dictators. The idea is to embrace the freedom of thought and ideas.


Freedom is the absence of constraint in choice or action; the liberation from the power of another; the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken; having boldness of conception or execution.


Freedom is the ability to be provocative or audacious without the fear of reprisal. What could be more provocative or audacious than throwing together one of the world’s most ruthless dictators and one of its most brilliant and beloved authors?

Ernest & Fidel - Porto Cupecoy, St. MaartenIf Ernest had been born in Fidel’s Cuba, his imagination would have been squelched. If Fidel had been born in the United States he may have taken the meaning of his name to heart and become a man of the cloth. If these two extraordinary men had become friends in Cuba what would have resulted – would Cuba have become a hot bed of free thinking and creativity rather than a country associated with oppression? Would there have been a coffee shop like this in heart of Havana? Continue reading

St. Maarten Restaurant Reviews

How Do You Choose?

Don’t worry – we’ll help you decide – quickly and easily.

We could write pages and pages on every restaurant in St. Maarten – St. Martin, but if we did, with over 400 to choose from, you would never get to the end of the book…..!!

SO, with a certain amount of trust in us, we hope you will take our condensed, concise and precise summaries of the best of each category as a fairly reliable gauge of what’s good out there – after all, with dining being a second hobby – in many cases subsidized by the restaurant owners – we have sampled pretty much all there is to offer in St. Maarten and St. Martin.

Here’s a small example of one of our reviews… (it tells you all you need to know without all the fluff and verbiage)



Esmeralda Resort

Orient bay

Tel : (590) 590 87 11 20 Fax : (590) 87 36 36

L’Astrolabe’s chef award winning Stephane Ducluseau has a striking set of culinary accolades to his name. He was voted Talent of the Year by the worldwide dining guide Gault Millau in 2008 and has cooked up a storm of on-island awards for his intriguing and innovative creations!

St Martin Gourmet FoodOwner Thomas Moreau together with Stephane, welcome you to this hidden gem. Located off the beaten track in Orient Bay in the beautiful Esmeralda resort, L’Astrolabe is a gastronomic discovery that will have you hooked instantly. The interior decor is at once classic and original and the poolside seating with subtle lighting creates an extremely romantic setting. Then for the food!

Savor an amazing selection of classical French delights with an innovative twist, such as Filet Mignon of Beef Rossini (topped with duck liver) with sautéed potatoes flavored with truffles, or the Red Tuna Steak with mashed eggplant flavored with light spices, lambs lettuce and pepper cream.

Don’t miss the popular Friday Fresh Lobster night and the Monday Surf & Turf night accompanied by live music.




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