Cory Lattuca says his recent trip to Barbados was life-changing. It was not the pristine beaches or the flowing rum that altered the Grimaldi’s corporate chef’s existence, but “the best fish sandwich,” from Cuz’s Fish Shack. “It’s in my top five of all time, maybe even in my top three,” he says. “I would go back just for the fish sandwiches.” He tells us more about the miracle sandwich and his other Barbadian adventures.
Cuz’s Fish Shack
The flying fish sandwich is made with aged white cheddar, soft salt bread and hot sauce. Authentic to the local community, this 8-foot-by-4-foot shack is quite the experience. “We ate there for six days. Our trip was only six days. Nothing will top that,” Lattuca says.
For dining directly on the beach, this renowned restaurant provides romantic dinners and spectacular sunsets. Dishes like Thai red curry mussels and Cajun-style barracuda showcase the freshest local catches and “fine dining at its best.”
Mount Gay Rum
Only the finest matured rums are permitted in this “craft cocktail library” and tasting room. With a rum-based cocktail list, “you’ll try rums you didn’t even know existed” Lattuca says. His idea of paradise? Going to rum distilleries and “drinking rum punch on the beach.”
One of Barbados’ greatest wonders is a giant crystalized limestone cave explorable by foot or by tram. “It’s a jungle all around you,” Lattuca says. “Monkeys are hopping everywhere, there’s waterfalls, and you go underneath it all.”