Portofino Restaurant Debuts At Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

Located on the southernmost point of Sint Maarten overlooking Maho Bay, the adults-only, all-inclusive Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is debuting the Portofino restaurant. It will offer guests a modern interpretation of classic Northern Italian specialties. From the use of seasonal and local ingredients and modern presentation to capturing authentic international flavors and distinctive tastes of the Caribbean, Executive Chef Francisco Almonte and the culinary team are "reimaging" the dining on property.

Menu items include Carpaccio di Manzo, thinly sliced raw beef tenderloin with parmesan, arugula in a lemon vinaigrette to start, and as a main, Tagliatelle Frutti di Mare with scallops, calamari, shrimp and black mussels cooked in white wine and Napolitano sauce. Portofino is open for dinner only with an à la carte, five-course menu on select evenings throughout the week.

Beyond Portofino, Azul Restaurant’s ambiance reflects the Mediterranean-inspired menu, offering a range of tastes and dietary options from gluten-free and vegan like the Roasted, Honey Orange Glaze Duck Leg with red cabbage in a red wine reduction and Vegetable Paella cooked in Saffron. It is open for breakfast every morning and offers daily changing menus for lunch and dinner. In addition, Bluefin Restaurant + Bar, located above Azul Restaurant, serves a variety of casual light bites in the afternoon like hummus and pita, BBQ chicken wings and nachos complemented with a list of refreshing libations. For dinner, the menu embraces a healthy, poke-inspired culinary concept. Bluefin Restaurant + Bar is open for light bites and dinner on select nights.

All restaurants and in-room dining serve a handcrafted cocktails and house wines by the glass, with a variety of options available from the Manager’s international wine list for an additional charge and an in-house sommelier available to offer wine pairing recommendations. 

For more information, visit www.sonesta.com/oceanpoint.

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