At Jolly Beach Resort & Spa we’re all about casual fun-in-the-sun, a relaxed beach getaway. But even the most laid back of our guests appreciate a fine dining experience and our Ristorante Bocciolo delivers. It’s not unusual to see a bride and groom toasting their nuptials, or anniversary and birthday celebrations at dinner.
The Food. The menu is Italian inspired with a dollop of Antiguan flavor. You start with a savory and abundant antipasti bar of grilled marinated vegetables, cured meats, mozzarella and tomato with basil pesto, an olive medley, crispy squid, rosemary and parmesan polenta chips, and butterbeans with sundried tomato and fried sage leaves. First course choices include prawn linguini, ricotta ravioli, risotto with Italian sausage and angel hair with scallops. Have some pizza topped with three cheeses and roast vegetables, smoky bacon and pepperoni or a medley of olives, mushrooms, artichoke hearts and anchovies. Then, for your main course the menu includes veal osso buco, grilled chicken served with a tomato, olive, chili and caper compote, baked fresh-caught fish with mussels and clams, and pork chop in Marsala sauce.
The Fun. And at Jolly Beach you know that fine dining doesn’t equal boring. Maître d’ Bradley Meade and his staff execute synchronized service, an elegant technique used in five-star restaurants. What does all the time spent training and drilling the staff mean to our diners? Showtime! As each course is served, one waitperson per guest circles your table. The lead waiter signals and voilà, all the plates are set on the table simultaneously; an efficient and fun performance at every course.
Bocciolo also stands out as our à la carte restaurant with a dress code. Think casual elegance, trousers and collared shirts for gentlemen and no sandals, slippers, sneakers or jeans. And not to worry, it’s air-conditioned.