For any New Yorker, Bagatelle is a Rose` fueled legend of infamous Sunday brunches at their MPD eatery that's spun-off location in Turks and Caicos and now in St. Barth's. The perfect destination for the party-minded French brasserie, the owners set-up shop in a waterfront harbor location where a white-sided bungalow features open windows and terrace lined in rattan bistro chairs. Inside, dark hardwood floors contrast stark-white walls and curtains that seem to sway perfectly to the backbeat of French lounge and house anthems.
An all-day, Mediterranean bistro menu begins with signature, hand-shaken cocktails enjoyed by one of the pretties and most energetic crowds on the harbor. Chef Manu Chavant, formerly of Eden Rock, offers a menu of pricey gluttony including white truffle seasonal menu of risotto, scrambled eggs and pasta as well as shaving on virtually any dish requested. Appetizers include the signature salmon or tuna tartare, terrine of foie gras and avocado shrimp salad. Main course includes a great steak au poivre, truffle chicken and market-fresh fish cooked to order.
As much a daytime scene as late-night lounge destination, NY’s most famous French brunch scene known as Bagatelle promises to be a party fixture in St. Barth’s for years to come.