Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM
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The Irrepressible and irascible Travelling Gourmet TM dines in…
MONTANA restaurant…but it is not in the USA. The Montana is in the Hotel Savoy in Jersey…St. Helier to be exact. The island of Jersey which got its name from the Vikings is the largest of the Channel islands. It measures only 5 miles by 9 miles and has a population of 100,000.
Jolly Jersey has so much more to offer than I ever expected…beautiful pristine beaches and turquoise seas surround this idyllic isle. Merry sounds of cackling seagulls greeted me each morning…I went on a tour round the whole island. It took one day but it was well worth it. I visited Corbiere Lighthouse, Mount Orgueil the famous castle, passed by La Mare Winery and Vineyard which also makes chocolates and the renowned Jersey Black Butter, and more attractions! Did you know that Henry Cavill aka Superman and super-spy Napoleon Solo from the movie “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” is a born and bred Jersey Boy? Well he is and so was Alan Whittaker, whose WW2 combat jacket is on display in the Jersey War Tunnels.
My base on this island so near France was the Savoy Hotel. It has the exact same name as the celebrated Savoy on the Strand in London where I have stayed before. My well appointed suite Nr. 22 was well appointed with a cosy sitting room and two large screen TVs plus a big bath tub in a large bathroom. I felt very safe here because…directly opposite my hotel is the headquarters of the State of Jersey police!
Wine pairing Dinner at the Montana restaurant!
Head Chef Joe Baugh is young and dynamic but he has the gift of creating fine cuisine and his first dish certainly impressed me!
Jolly Jersey is a wonderful place to visit and my stay was too short. Next time, I shall stay longer…Enjoy! 🙂
To be continued…