Repulse Bay’s renowned beachside haven for BBQ, seafood and Margaritas, Limewood is one of the most romantic spots in the city. With its views over the waves, the wide expanse of beach and palm trees, we think it’s truly the perfect Valentine’s Day escape from the city, yet just minutes from Central.
Limewood’s overall dining experience reflects a mix of South East Asian, Hawaiian, South American and Caribbean flavors centered around barbecued seafood, meats and refreshing cocktails. The menu has been created by an award-winning culinary team, helmed by Maximal Concepts’ Culinary Director, Malcolm Wood and Executive Chef, Russell Doctrove. Russell is half Dominician and has introduced some of his family’s best-kept culinary secrets to this unique Valentines special.
We discovered that sustainable, fresh and high quality seafood plays a starring role in Limewood's menu destined to delight those celebrating the annual celebration of love.
The Spanish blue fin tuna dish is served ceviche style in a ruby red leche de tigre – tiger’s milk - the Peruvian classic marinade of lime juice, onion, chillis, salt, and pepper, zinging with sharpness and sourness all at once.
Char grilled baby octopus is next, served on a crisp tostada for that perfect textual contrast, the sweet flesh lifted further by a roasted garlic vinaigrette with hints of chili lime salt and notes of citrus.
The evening continues with Indonesian tiger prawns alongside the sweet and sharp notes of mandarin segments, the fresh beet greens, and a vibrant chipotle mescal sauce with just the right amount of heat. Layered over thin slices of cucumber and radish, it’s a feast for the eyes as much as the palate.
From the sea to the land next up is the agave slow-roasted pork belly, the perfectly-rendered meat a decadent contrast to grilled pineapple and silky white beans. The meat is so tender that it falls apart even though the outside remains crispy.
The final savory dish of grilled Boston lobster tail comes with creamed potatoes and a beautifully fragrant Limewood butter sauce that accentuates the natural sweetness of one of the world’s most celebrated seafoods. The plate is a kaleidoscope of colour and flavor, the red of the lobster against the white potatoes and rich golden butter sauce, garnished with vibrant green coriander and lime.
Somehow Valentine's Day wouldn’t seem complete without chocolate and there’s no better way to celebrate it than a sinful dark chocolate coconut cake, piled with cream cheese frosting and topped with curls of toasted coconut. Normally too good to share, there’s no excuse not to spread the Valentine’s Day love.
Website/Tel: 2866 8668
Limewood Shop 103/104 The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay
Hours: Lunch Mon-Wed 12:00-2:30pm, Lunch Thu-Sun 12:00-4:00pm
Dinner 6:00-10:30pm, Sunday Dinner 6:00-9:30pm