Visit This Hidden Culinary Treasure in Dominica by Yacht Charter
Dominica is known for adventure. People are drawn to this Caribbean island for scuba diving and snorkeling, extreme hikes to local lakes that boil with geothermal activity, river rafting, and canyoneering through crevasses that lead to waterfall-lined rivers. As such, it is an optimal private yacht charter destination, especially for those that want an action-packed charter. Something many might not know about the Dominican though, is that there is rich culinary history and high-class dining available on the island—perhaps the Caribbean’s best kept secret. One particular hidden gem is at the Zing Zing—a high-dining restaurant located at a boutique resort, Secret Bay. Here, there is a new head chef in charge, Chef Grant Lynott, who is determined to bring back authentic Domincan cuisine to the menu. One of the best ways to dine at Zing Zing is to visit Dominica by yacht charter.
River Rafting in Dominica
Domincan cuisine today includes French and English influences, due to the attempted colonization of the island by France and England. There are traces of their influences left scattered throughout the island though the Domincans won sovereignty in the 1970’s. Chef Lynott is challenging his team of chefs to go back in time, prior to the French and English invading the island, to recreate high-class meals with authentic, native-grown ingredients. There are ingredients that can be found everywhere on the island growing naturally, rather than being meticulously planted. In many ways, Dominica Island remains untouched by the tourism industry seen on nearby islands which makes it a wonderful destination to visit—perfect for a private yacht charter vacation.
With 35 years of experience in crewed yacht charter as both a yacht charter broker and yacht charter crew as Chef, Missy Johnston has a wealth of knowledge, most gained from personal experience on which she draws for every blog written. Missy has traveled and cruised extensively in many of the worldwide yacht charter destinations, providing excellent first-hand knowledge and the opportunity to take photos in many off the track locations to include in all her blogs and itineraries. And, of course, extensive cruising and time spent as yacht crew gives Missy terrific knowledge about what constitutes comfortable cruising and how to create the best charter experience and itinerary possible taking into consideration wind, weather, currents and tides. Having been a charter chef, Missy understands your onboard cuisine needs and can help guide you in completing your provisioning information for the best onboard charter cuisine.