Fish Unknown: Quintessence Hotel Participates June 8th in World Oceans Day Campaign

JULIANS Restaurant @Q Hotel Anguilla Joins Relais & Châteaux Chefs Around-the-World to Bring Awareness to Abundant & Underutilized Seafood to Help Protect Marine Resources

QUINTESSENCE HOTEL—A TROPICAL GRAND MANSION, is proud to join Relais & Châteaux properties around the world in the Fish Unknown campaign on June 8. The annual initiative celebrates World Oceans Day by asking R&C chefs to prepare delicious dishes using lesser-known, underutilized, underappreciated seafood.

Executive Chef Dominique Thevenet, of Q Hotel’s restaurant JULIANS—A Tropical French Bistro, has chosen Cowfish for the day’s special menu. Known on Anguilla as Shellfish, Lactoria cornuta is a solitary, spotted fish with spines that make it look like a bull, hence the name “cowfish.” It is found in coral reefs around the island and is caught using fish traps.

Cowfish is not on the menu at any restaurants on Anguilla, however, it is a local favorite.  The award-winning chef team at JULIANS looks forward to showcasing the versatile fish.

“The cowfish is not well known internationally,” Chef Dominique said. “This fish is easy to cook with and we can prep it several ways.”

The culinary team will prepare lunch and dinner specials using their signature blend of traditional French techniques, locally sourced ingredients, and Caribbean flavors — a unique style we like to call “island soul food.”

The lunch special is a Cowfish Tropical Salsa Sandwich served in a Johnnie cake with grilled mango and plantain chips, $28 (pictured in attached photo). The dinner special is Pan Roasted Cowfish with crayfish stuffing, laced with dark rum sauce, fileted tableside, $45.  Downloadable press photos:  FISH UNKNOWN WOD 2019–Q Hotel Anguilla PRESS

Venture out of the over-consumed seafood world to try a fish unknown!

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