Sample Meal Plan

Breakfast: 8:00 am-10:00 am
Toast, Jams and Jellies will always be served with breakfast.

Starters:
Fresh Juice, Blue Mountain Coffee and fresh fruit.

Main entree:
Choice of Eggs. Omeletes Waffles Pancakes served with Bacon and/or Sausages.

Other Choices:
A real Jamaican Breakfast of Ackee, Calaloo and Johnny Cakes.

Lunch: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Light Lunch:
Jerk Chicken and Festival with Salad.

Dessert:
Fresh Fruits, Brownies and Blue Mountain Coffee.

Other Choices:
You may consider to create an elaborate seafood experience of: Steamed Fish, Bammy, and Rice and Peas.

Dinner: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Starters:
Pepper Pot served with Bread or Salad

Main entree:
Curried Shrimp served with Calaloo, Fried Plantain and Rice and Peas.

Wine:
Served with chilled White Wine

Dessert:
Caramel Custard, Ice Cream and Blue Mountain Coffee

Starter

After a welcome drink or two and whatever nibbles you wish for, the evening meal will be served. The follwing will be served as your fist dinner at Sea Haven unless we are otherwise instructed.

Starters:

Pumpkin soup with buttered bread

Main course:

Roast Chicken and Gravy

Rice and Peas – Mixed Vegetables

Desert:

Key Lime Pie

Supplies

Our usual procedure is that from your arrival form which we send you, we provision for the first two or three meals, opening an account in your name with our supplier. You may then work out a menu plan for the rest of your stay, with staff after you arrive. The Villa staff are trained and competent to plan menus, shop and prepare meals. You are on holiday, and you may get as little or as much involved in this, as you choose. Staff can “top up” supplies at any time.

Alternatively, we can provision the house for a week. An itemised bill is presented for reconciliation and unopened items may be returned. Our staff are scrupulously honest.  We have been doing this at Sea Haven for 30 years.

Or you may prefer to simplify matters and prepay for all groceries when paying for the villa. There is no extra charge for this.

Very importantly, we need to know ahead of time (before you arrive we will send you a form) about:

preferences for your shopping list

specially desired meals

vegetarian, diabetic or other diets

drinks preferred, and whether you wish bottled water, etc.

The following figures will guide your budget planning, but remember that these are fairly modest estimates and will depend on your tastes. Local lobster, for example, is expensive, as is imported beef, lamb, and wines and liquor. Allow:

approx $30 /day adult

approx $15-$25 /day children

Dishes

A typical sample of favourites to choose from are listed below, However, Elva can offer much more on request.

Breakfast

Fresh Fruits

Traditional dishes of eggs

Mackerel rundown

Pancakes

Ackee and Saltfish

Bacon

Seasoned callaloo

Fried fish and bammy

Main Courses

Chicken/Jerked/roast/BBQ/curried/fried/brown stewed

Lamb leg roasted, chops grilled

Curried mutton (in Jamaica this is goat)

Beef pot roast/fillet,sirloin grilled/stew

Oxtail stew

Pork roast/stewed pork/grilled pork chops

Seafood

Steamed/fried/baked fish

Shrimp/lobster/in butter/curried/cocktails/grilled lobster

Conch stew/soup

Crab backs/fresh picked crab (from the sea that morning!)

Soups

Red Peas

Pumpkin

Pepper Pot

Snacks

Sausage dip

Guacamole (seasonal)

Lobster or shrimp dip

Cheeses

Smoked marlin

Plantain

Banana or potato crisps

Nuts

Deserts

Fruits

Ice cream

Fruit tarts and pies

Coconut mole

cheesecake

Brownies

Highlights

You may travel to the exciting vegetable market in Browns’ Town with your cook, or to the grocery for a “local experience”, otherwise send Elva off to shop, as you relax at the villa. At Sea Haven’s waterfront, meet the fisherman coming in from sea, and see what they have to offer, absolutely freshly caught. It might be snapper, butter fish, king mackerel, reef fish for “fish tea”, channel crab, or lobster if it is the season, and occasionally conch.
Staff will negotiate the best price for you.