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Black Orchid - Eden Gardens Resort's gem

Published:Thursday | October 16, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Chef Norman Stewart with his pan-seared salmon with beurre blanc, fresh potato sticks and sautéed vegetables.-Brian Mccalla/Freelance Photographer

Tucked away in the hideaway known as Eden Gardens Resort and Spa is a gem of gastronomic delight - the Black Orchid Restaurant.

The resort and spa reopened its doors recently and has already created quite a buzz. Pressing pause on the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Eden Gardens provides the ultimate in quality rest and relaxation. The same can be said of one of its three restaurants, which prides themselves on maintaining that high standard of sheer serenity fused with a five-star delectable dining experience.

The Black Orchid Restaurant has been open since February, so this is its official Restaurant Week debut.

According to recreational service and public relations manager of Eden Gardens Resort and Spa, Etmour Williams, they decided to participate for the first time this year because "from a marketing standpoint, we wanted to formally let the public know that we do, in fact, have three restaurants on property. What better way to do it than by joining Restaurant Week and giving everyone a taste of the true meaning of dining 'the Eden Garden way' and taking your appetite on an extraordinary culinary journey through Black Orchid Restaurant?"


Boasting the best food around, Chef Norman Stewart prepared pan-seared salmon with beurre blanc, fresh potato sticks and sautéed vegetables, as well as chicken roulade, roasted garlic and sweet potato cake, sautéed vegetables, and smoked tomato cream sauce.

For the pan-seared salmon with beurre blanc, he played with basil as one of the main spices in taking your taste buds to new-found heights. The potato sticks, he pointed out, give the dish a crunchiness, juxtaposed with the melting of scrumptiously succulent fish. The smoked roasted garlic teamed with blackened spice and smoked tomato sauce surely added that roulade to the chicken.

Exotic food partnered with a sea of rich luxurious red under exquisite chandeliers, you can expect nothing less than a warm welcome and a pleased palate, once you dine at Black Orchid.

- Krysta Anderson