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the Purposeless, Leisurely and Agreeable Passing of Time.

Asian-Fusion Cuisine in St. John, U.S.V.I.

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About Asolare

We invite you to celebrate the islands' finest ingredients and freshest locally sourced products at Asolare. Spend an evening savoring Asian Fusion cuisine presented with impeccable service and complemented by unparalleled sunset views of the Caribbean Sea.

 

We are located atop Caneel Hill just outside the town of Cruz Bay on St John in the United States Virgin Islands.

 

Originally constructed as a single family home in the 1950s, Asolare once played host to elite St John residents such as Laurence Rockefeller. In 1994, entrepreneur Winston Bennett converted the home into a restaurant and thus Asolare was born. For the past sixteen years we have continued to play host to visitors and residents of St John and strive to live by our motto: Asolare... the Purposeless, Leisurely and Agreeable Passing of Time.

 

We Serve Dinner 7 Days a Week

from 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to two weeks in advance

 

Call: 1-340-779-4747

Chef:

Matt Kidd

General Manager:

Crispen Somera

Matt Kidd was born in Greensboro, NC.  His father's profession led to him spending a portion of his childhood in both England and Italy, which ignited his interest in the culinary field at a very young age.

 

Mr. Kidd received his Associate of Fine Arts degree from Guilford Technical Community College in 1998.  He was already employed in the culinary field while obtaining his degree, and soon after graduating he was promoted to his first Executive Chef position.

 

Mr. Kidd's career has taken him to a variety of interesting places, and he has the opportunity of holding positions at several outstanding establishments, including the world renowned Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  He is very excited to bring his talents and diversity to the island of St. John and Asolare.

We find our passion, our "bliss" in sometimes unexpected ways.  After spending 8 years in College and University pursuing a career in academia and the life of the mind, I decided to take a year off from study and do something completely different.  I took a bartending course, got a job, and two weeks into it,realized I'd found my passion.  Food and Beverage is my bliss.

 

My professional career really began at the Boston Four Seasons Hotel. Time spent at the Four Seasons Resort in Nevis convinced me I needed to find my own island paradise. St John is that island.

 

After moving here in 1994 I spent 6 years working at Caneel Bay Resort, The Westin Resort, and the Ritz Carlton. Since 2001 to 2010 I managed various restaurants on St John. For the last 3 years I was assistant kitchen and dining room manager and finally executive chef at Maho Bay Eco Resort which closed permanently last May.  Asolare has always been one of my favourite restaurants on St John,  I am very proud to be part of it now.

 

Menu

We serve an eclectic array of fusion cuisine.

Appetizers

 

Miso Soup - $9

A delicate miso broth with tomato, edamame and diced tofu, drizzled with truffle oil.

 

Sesame-Encrusted Goat Cheese Salad - $13

Fresh organic baby greens tossed in a miso vinaigrette and soy-balsamic reduction, topped with sesame-encrusted goat cheese.

 

Vietnamese Summer Rolls- $12

Fresh, crisp garden vegetables, wrapped in a thin spring roll rice paper, served with a Thai peanut sauce.

 

Crab Cakes - $24

Pan-seared, farm-raised crabmeat cakes, served with wakame and sambal aioli.

 

Caribbean Fish Ceviche - $18

Ceviche made of fresh-caught local fish (catch changes with availability) tossed with crisp daikon radish, tobiko and a passion fruit vinaigrette.

 

Japanese Pork Belly - $20

Snake River Farm kurobuta pork in a natural reduction, served with smoked red onion and Asian pear slaw.

 

Tempura Fried Oysters - $22

Fresh west coast oysters, coated in a tempura batter and fried. Served with cilantro aioli and a peanut sesame sauce, and a grilled radicchio and pickled onion salad.

Entrees

 

Thai Vegetable Yellow Curry - $19

Seasonal vegetables cooked crisp-tender in a Thai yellow curry sauce, served with gragrant coconut jasmine rice.

 

Grilled Churrasco of Beef - $30

Tender, seasoned sliced beef churrasco, served with pineapple fried rice, a cilantro-seasame chimichurri, and Asian tomato jam.

 

Pan Roasted Cod - $34

Red curry-marinated cod, served atop curried crimson lentils and local pumpkin, with citrus confit.

 

Sweet and Sour Duck Breast - $38

Pan seared sweet soy glazed duck breast, servedwith potato gratinterrine and sauteed baby bok choy and shiitake mushrooms. Finished with an orange sauce reduction.

 

Applewood Smoked Pork Tenderloin - $32

House smoked pork tenderloin, topped with a dried cherry and red onion confit. Served with wasabi and honey mashed potatoes and sauteed arugula and tomatoes.

Oven Roasted Corvina - $38

Oven roasted and miso marinated, served over a crispy hijiki risotto cake. Topped with grilled portobello mushroom relish and dressed with Thai basil oil.

 

Sesame-Encrusted Pan Seared Tuna - $45

Sushi-grade fresh tuna, encrusted in sesame seed and pan seared with cilantro aioli, a soy balsamic glaze, and togarishi oil. Served with honey wasabi mashed potatoes and sauteed arugula and tomato.

 

Asolare's Signature Shrimp and Grits - $34

Sesame crusted shrimp served over Old Mill stone-ground goat cheese star anise grits, charred tomato sauce, sauteed peppers, Andouille sausage, and topped with sweet and sour collard greens.

 

Event Bookings

With space for up to 50 guests, Asolare is the premier St John location at which to host your special event. From wedding receptions to business incentive dinners, our spectacular views, service and cuisine will provide you and your guests with the absolute best that St John has to offer. For more specific information and pricing, please consult our Catering Guide here, or email asolareusvi@gmail.com for more information.

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Have space for 50 guests

Serve Dinner Every night from 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Serve Asian Fusion Cuisine

Have the Best Views on St. John

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