Posted: March 2, 2017
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (February 21, 2017) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a private-island, AAA Four Diamond hotel in the British Virgin Islands, has announced a number of major changes to the resort’s world-class culinary offerings, including the appointment of Devon Liburd as the new food and beverage manager, the opening of Donovan’s Lounge and new menus at the fine-dining Caravela Restaurant and the casual, open-air Tierra! Tierra! restaurant.
“These new changes are just the latest in our ongoing commitment to delight our guests with extraordinary culinary experiences,” said Federico Ciampi, Scrub Island’s resort manager. “Thanks to Devon and his outstanding food and beverage team, our guests can count on exceptional dining on Scrub Island, whether relaxing at the new Donovan’s Lounge or sampling the new menus at Caravela and Tierra! Tierra!”
As food and beverage manager, Liburd maintains service standards and directs operations at Scrub Island’s three restaurants. Currently pursuing Sommelier certification, Liburd has an extensive background in wine and has assisted the resort in enhancing its wine lists. Devon first joined the Scrub Island culinary team in 2010 as restaurant manager. Prior to his time at the resort, he worked as purchasing manager and food and beverage manager at Biras Creek Resort on Virgin Gorda.
Devon will also oversee the new Donovan’s Lounge, which is named after Donovan’s Reef, the restaurant that originally welcomed sailors to Scrub Island long before the resort was developed. The new lounge, located inside the Caravela Restaurant, features a relaxing ambiance with comfortable seating and a drink menu highlighting Caribbean favorites, martinis and reimagined classics designed by the bar staff. One such inspiration is the ‘Scrub Spirit,’ a delicious blend of Sebastian’s Rum from Tortola, white rum, orange juice, pineapple juice and passion fruit juice.
The resort’s signature, fine-dining Caravela Restaurant has enhanced its menu options. With outdoor seating and breathtaking views of the marina and neighboring islands, Caravela now offers a variety of new dinner options, from fresh seafood, such as Crab Meat Stuffed Salmon and Blackened Mahi-Mahi, to Prime Cut Rib Eye Steak and Rack of Lamb. The restaurant has also premiered a weekly Sushi Night, which has become popular with guests as well as locals.
Another resort favorite, the open-air restaurant, Tierra! Tierra!, has similarly unveiled a new menu featuring unique appetizers, homemade soups and signature sandwiches. Guest favorites include appetizers such as Conch Fritters and Jerked Chicken Wings, and the Scrub Island Burger, topped with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and melted Swiss cheese. Breakfast service has been relocated to Tierra! Tierra!, so patrons can begin their day with Eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles and splendid views of the Caribbean Sea. Both restaurants also offer gourmet, handmade ice cream with flavors such as Rum & Raisin, which is an island favorite.
Other culinary improvements at the resort include new coffee service from Virgin Islands Coffee Roasters in the Gourmet Market & Café, with additional enhancements planned this summer to the island’s One Shoe Beach Bar & Grill, which will feature expanded seating and a refreshed menu.
For more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina or to make a reservation, call toll-free U.S. (888) 678-8912 or visit www.scrubisland.com.
About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI
Opened in July 2010, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. A luxury, AAA Four Diamond hotel and the first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants including the popular Caravela, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina. For more information, call toll-free U.S. 813-849-4153 or visit scrubisland.com.
About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay (ExecuStay.com) in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Mainsail is developing their fourth hotel, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida, which is under construction and slated to open in the Spring of 2017. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay – the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse to annual events including Pumpkin Fight and Epic Chef Showdown.
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