|St. Elmo's Logo!|
I have always had a special fond to the sea, its mystery, and its untold stories..All because my name is pearl. I had built a myth inside my head since I was a little girl that I was indeed from the sea. Lunatic? Maybe. but such mystical illusions do make the best stories later.Yes, I believed the sea was my home, and to it I will return someday. Everything that reminds me of the sea makes me live this myth again..
This time it was not the sea itself, nor a ship, nor Corrine's Bailey Rae " The Sea" song, neither the Little mermaid movie, neither the famous sea navigator Jacque Costeau nor a small shell I picked up from the shore. This time the sea experience was from a whole restaurant that embraced the concept of the SEA from the floor to the ceiling , from the plate to the cup!
|Artwork done by St. Elmo's|
"The restaurant owes it’s name to St. Erasmus of Formiae, the patron saint of sailors who is affectionately known as St. Elmo’s. Attempts at culinary categorization are futile since St. Elmo’s is more seasonal and inventive than Beirut’s best brasseries but cheaper and more accessible than what you find at the great bastions of haute cuisine".
Here is my story in St. Elmo's : It made me feel that I was on ship deck , with the smell of the sea and the sun hitting my eyes.
Three months ago I visited this restaurant with friends at night.However, this time I was invited over for a sunset tweetup with other food bloggers and tweeps (Photo of everyone who was there) . I assure to you that the perfect time to feel this whole "shipping journey" is to come when the sun is setting down! Nothing is more beautiful than watching the sun waving you goodbye as it sinks in the sea, and as you are enjoying nibbling on some steamed and tossed EDAMAME in coarse salt, lemon zests &togarashi peppers.Or sneaking some Summer Rolls made from cold shrimp &wild greens wrapped in rice paper, served with a crunchy peanut dip.
I felt in love with the Mason Jars! All tweeps agreed with me!Virgin Drinks that I tasted:
And if you still embarking in this journey, don't miss out the FAMOUS FISH &CHIPS, mediterranean bass served with mushy peas and home-made tartar sauce.
|The size is bigger when you order. THis is a tasting sample :)|
And if you are planning on decking your ship back to your homeland, try a familiar plate such as mac&cheese or ST. ELMO’S BURGER, 250g of USDA Prime topped with aged cheddar and a side of creamy slaw!
|Miniburgers to be tasted ( They are much bigger when you order them!)|
tapenade, wild herbs, day-old bread & olive oil lemon dressing
SOFT CENTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE Oven baked , topped with vanilla bean ice cream.
|As they say a picture is a thousand words!|
Remember as captain Jaque Costeau once said : The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever". So, if you want be a sailor for once and be held in wonder, try visiting St. Elmo's, you will be definitely hooked up forever with its menu and its setting!