Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 7th 2014 Contents A8
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TWO CAN DINE FOR
BOUGAINVILLEA RESTAURANT &
LAS CUEVAS BEACH LODGE
Two people can Share an Appetizer and two Main Courses for the low price
of USD 29.99 for Dinner from 5.00 PM all week except Sunday and all day Saturday
at the Bougainvillea Restaurant at Point Lisas and Lunch or Dinner at Las Cuevas
Beach Lodge all week located at Las Cuevas Bay.
Choose from any one of the following Appetizers:
Prices subject to Vat
Chicken Spring Rolls
Crispy Chicken Wing
Saut ed Mushrooms
Steamed or Fried Wontons
Choose any two of the following Main Courses:
Catch of the Day
Shrimp any Style
Kansas City Aged Sirloin Steak 8 oz Braised Beef Brisket
Rolled Pork Belly
Pork Spare Ribs
Thandoorie Lamb Kebabs Thadoorie Chicken Kebabs
All entrees served with Garden Salad a choice of Baked or French Fried Potatoes,
Savory Rice or Pasta and Sautéed Garden Fresh Vegetables
Bannock Station White or Red Wines at TTD 25.00 per glass for Hotel guests and
Diners. Happy Hour from 3.00 to 7.00 PM
Bougainvillea Point Lisas. Call 636-4837. Fax: 636-4837or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Las Cuevas Beach Lodge, Las Cuevas
call 669-6945, 289-2477 Fax: 669-0552 or email:
email@example.com. Visit our website at
Two women are walking by on the
sidewalk, one of them colourfully
dressed in a fluffy fluorescent green
top. A man in a pickup truck parked
near to the outdoor table where I sit
calls out in a jovial tone: "You ladies
going to the beach?"
I don t hear what the woman in green s
friend says, but I assume it s "No,"
because the man continues: "Oh, because
I was just going to tell you it s dangerous
there and I would have to come with
The women continue walking, he
laughs good-naturedly and the truck
The table at which I m sitting is a
work of recycling art. Made from wooden
pallets and painted sparkling white, with
a wrap around bench (also made from
the pallets) it functions as an outdoor
dining/liming table that seats about four
people. The pole of a canvas umbrella
extends from the centre of the table
offering me shade as I munch on a
healthy, non-oily aloo pie filled with
fresh cucumber chutney, followed by
an equally healthy-tasting saheena split
in half and filled with light chutney, fol-
lowed by a delicious warm corn soup
with provisions, pumpkin, some noodles
All of this comes after the thick,
creamy, chilled beetroot punch that I
had been given first. Normally I wouldn t
eat this much, but I couldn t refuse the
invitation to sample the culinary offerings
of Michelle Figeroux and Kirk Limsang,
owners of "Trinmaican" Delights on
Store Bay Local Road.
"I m Trini, Kirk is Jamaican," Michelle
says, explaining the name of their six-
month old roadside vegetarian food stall.
I feel as if I am in another time zone.
I have slowed down, the day has slowed
down, everyone slows down. Pedestrians
and some drivers inevitably stop---to
buy eats and drinks, some to say a few
words. There is something magnetic
about this unassuming little place. I
myself often felt drawn to stop whenever
I drove by, but, as I was often on my
way to teach yoga at Kariwak, I never
"How about trying a doubles?"
Michelle says, flashing her radiant smile.
"I m stuffed!" I reply. Plus the meeting
I was heading to is ... or was scheduled
minutes late. No answer. Maybe the
phone is off as they re still doing tai chi.
"Just a little sample," Michelle says,
doling irresistible-looking channa,
cucumber chutney and mango chutney
onto one double .
They continue to tell me about their
workday (which starts at 2 am daily)
and about leisure time together in nature,
which is equally important. "Too much
work could make the relationship stale,"
The magnetism of this place is not
just in the easygoing ambience, the
brightly-coloured menu boards with
their illustrations à la Kirk, the healthy
food options or the simple creative set
up ... it is also in the gentle, harmonious
energy of the couple who clearly love
what they do, love each other and love
I myself can feel it and taste it. I can
see it too, in little things, like the way
Michelle tenderly wipes surfaces after
a serving, as if wiping food from the
mouth of a baby.
Kirk says something about fishing
being one of their "meditations" and I
ask him if he is spiritual.
"I m a faith person," he says.
"Whatever you want to do or be and
you have the faith, it will happen. And
if it doesn t, there s a reason it s not sup-
Michelle Figeroux and Kirk Limsang, owners of "Trinmaican" Delights at Store Bay Local Road, Tobago.
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