The newest restaurant owners on island are gearing up for an opening this week, according to Deputy Inquiring Iguana StJohnJulie. She says La Plancha del Mar, in the old China Shack space on the second floor at the Marketplace, has been rebuilt and will offer seating inside and outside.
In discussion on the Trip Advisor forum, a poster, “IslandsMom”, said some nice things about the place, and was challenged on her comment since La Plancha’s not open yet.
"IslandsMom" confessed she’s the mother of one of the owners and says they previously owned a place on Vieques. “The food (on St. John) will be mostly be cooked ‘la plancha,’ which is on a large iron plate … great for searing,” she said. “Lots of local ingredients (including seafood). You must go,” she proudly wrote, “or you won’t know what you’ve been missing.”