Chateau Bordeaux is Gon-zo!.
One of the Inquiring Iguana's Deputies says a slow season was one strike against restaurant's future. Second, the lease was up. Strike three may have been taxi drivers; flat-rate fee of $10/each way from Cruz Bay.
One of St. John’s best known dining spots, Chateau Bordeaux, has reportedly closed. First word came from a friend who picked up the (25-year-old?) chef who said he was being transferred to another of the owner’s restaurants, the Balcony at Wharfside.
Then came word the place has been boarded up. And the telephone doesn’t get answered either. There is some speculation another management team, perhaps from another company, may come in and reopen for business at the fantastic site overlooking Coral Bay.
Mrs. Inquiring Iguana and I ate there only once. The food certainly did not justify the price. She remembers (how do they do this?) that we had mashed potatoes that were hard. The most memorable part of the evening was the drive back to Great Cruz Bay via Centerline and Gifft Hill.
Meanwhile, the island’s newest restaurant, La Plancha del Mar at the Marketplace, continues to have impressive word of mouth and a rave review via Virgin Islands On-Line.com.