Sample Meal Plan
Breakfast: 8:00 am-10:00 am
Toast, Jams and Jellies will always be served with breakfast.
Fresh Juice, Blue Mountain Coffee and fresh fruit.
Choice of Eggs. Omeletes Waffles Pancakes served with Bacon and/or Sausages.
A real Jamaican Breakfast of Ackee, Calaloo and Johnny Cakes.
Lunch: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Jerk Chicken and Festival with Salad.
Fresh Fruits, Brownies and Blue Mountain Coffee.
You may consider to create an elaborate seafood experience of: Steamed Fish, Bammy, and Rice and Peas.
Dinner: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Pepper Pot served with Bread or Salad
Curried Shrimp served with Calaloo, Fried Plantain and Rice and Peas.
Served with chilled White Wine
Caramel Custard, Ice Cream and Blue Mountain Coffee
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.
Pumpkin soup with buttered bread
Roast Chicken and Gravy
Rice and Peas – Mixed Vegetables
Key Lime Pie
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
A typical sample of favourites to choose from are listed below, However, Elva can offer much more on request.
Traditional dishes of eggs
Ackee and Saltfish
Fried fish and bammy
Lamb leg roasted, chops grilled
Curried mutton (in Jamaica this is goat)
Beef pot roast/fillet,sirloin grilled/stew
Pork roast/stewed pork/grilled pork chops
Shrimp/lobster/in butter/curried/cocktails/grilled lobster
Crab backs/fresh picked crab (from the sea that morning!)
Lobster or shrimp dip
Banana or potato crisps
Fruit tarts and pies
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.