DOCKSIDE AT 13˚/59˚ – NEW BISTRO AT PORT FERDINAND, BARBADOS

A new stylish bistro, Dockside at 13˚/59˚, has opened at Port Ferdinand Luxury Resort and Residences, on the north-west coast of Barbados, offering high quality meals using fresh quality ingredients in a relaxed dockside setting.With excellent reviews on Trip Advisor already, including one rating it as ‘the best place on the island’, the restaurant is attracting a growing clientele.

Dockside at 13˚/59˚ is run by new chef, Barbados born Larry Rogers and his wife Michelle. Larry is well known on the island, as he previously ran Cin Cin by the Sea, La Terra, Olives Bar and Restaurant and Primo Bar and Restaurant, helping to elevate Barbadian cuisine and service to world class. Larry had spent many years working in the USA, UK and New Zealand before returning to Barbados in 1988.

Larry’s Dockside at 13˚/59˚ caters to the most discerning palate, with an emphasis on unique dishes with a subtle Caribbean influence and Larry works his magic with a fabulous new menu:

A Small Plates menu offers a selection of lighter meals, including:

Heirloom beets, goats cheese, fresh figs, toasted pine nuts, orange segments and microgreens in a balsamic glaze

– Grilled octopus, romesco, bacon and chive warm potato salad, cherry tomatoes, scorched capers and rocket
– Oxtail and porcini ragu pappardelle with ricotta, cherry tomatoes and gremolata in a sticky reduction

A Large Plates menu includes:

– Barracuda fillets poached in white wine and lemon, with garlic shrimp and steamed greens, over fettuccini noodles, in herb butter
– Veal Milanaise, picatta butter, sautéed spaetzle with red onion, zucchini and parmesan

Sweet options include:

– White chocolate panna cotta with raspberries
– Caramelized apple bread and butter pudding with rum toffee sauce and ice cream

The interior of 13˚/59˚ has been revamped in a modern organic style, with subtle splashes of colour to accentuate the fresh coastal inspired design. With its air-conditioned bar/lounge “Dockside” is perfect for an aperitif or cocktail and guests have the option of the comfort of indoor air conditioned dining or ‘al fresco’ dining on the terrace with the tranquillity of the marina.

Caramelised apple bread and butter pudding

Commenting on the launch of 13˚/59˚, Group General Manager for Port Ferdinand, Bernard Sarme, comments, ‘We’re delighted to have welcomed Larry and Michelle and their team to the marina and we love the new look and feel of the restaurant and the exciting new menu.  We believe it is one of the best restaurants in Barbados, making a visit to Dockside, a ‘must do’ activity for anyone staying in Barbados.’

Larry Rogers comments on his new role,  “Michelle and I, and the entire Dockside team are thrilled to be at Port Ferdinand; it is an exquisite setting that melds seamlessly with The Dockside at 13/59 concept of organic, uber-modern chic. The menu was designed usin

Chef Larry Rogers

g the principles of ‘Bistronomy’, which is taking the finest quality ingredients to create contemporary comfort food using highly disciplined classical techniques, offering familiar dishes yet still retaining an air of high level, cosmopolitan sophistication and Port Ferdinand provides the ultimate environment in which to present this”.

Dockside is open to both Port Ferdinand residents and non residents seven days a week, offering dinner at 6:00pm Monday to Saturday and lunch on Sunday from 11:00 am. During the high season, December to April, Dockside is open for lunch Monday to Friday and also extends the opening hours on Sundays to include dinner service. Dockside is also perfect for private functions and corporate events.  To make a booking visit https://www.docksidebarbados.com/

In addition to Dockside 13˚/59˚, Port Ferdinand Luxury Resort and Residences also offers the Quarterdeck bar and pizzeria offering light lunches, snacks and cocktails on the pool island in the centre of the marina, while Nikki Beach Club opened on Port Ferdinand beach in 2018. Port Ferdinand’s concierge team can also arrange for a private chef to create a special meal for guests in their own homes and can also cater for dining at sea, for guests who bring, or hire, their own yacht.

Port Ferdinand nightly rates for a 1 bedroom harbour side home for up to two people from now until 24 April 2019 are US$1,050 (£797.83*). Bookings can be made online by visiting www.portferdinand.com or by calling UK:0800 097 0847, or by emailing reservations@unnaliving.com.
*Reservations are made in US dollars.   Sterling prices quoted are according to exchange rate of 29 January 2019.