Flavor, wine and cigars: a unique experience in The Bahamas

Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, in Nassau, combines history, gastronomy and culture

(Source: Ministerio de Turismo, Inversiones y Aviación de Las Bahamas (BMOTIA))

Rated four diamonds by AAA, (the designation represents the level of experience you can expect during your stay), the Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant is the oldest hotel in Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas. An emblematic place registered in the National Registry of Historic Places of the Caribbean country. Located in a historic mansion built in 1740 with lush tropical gardens, it is an elegant oasis of tranquility with first-class service. It has only 20 exclusive rooms and spacious suites, with antiques and luxurious amenities in four categories and the feeling of a private enclave. Its winery stands out, which has 175,000 bottles, making it the third largest private collection in the world.

16 km from Nassau International Airport, it is located in the heart of downtown New Providence, next to the Government House, very close to the commercial and business area. It is also close to the National Gallery of Art of The Bahamas, the pier and the artisan market. Nassau's famous white sand beaches and casinos are just minutes away.

The historic Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant, owned by the Garzaroli family, is home to a number of unique experiences. The delicious chocolates and their tour to see how they are made are two of their most popular attractions, but what many may not know is the rich history of the company itself, or even the exceptional food and, of course, its excellent wine selection .

It has one of the first 5-star restaurants in the Caribbean, and the dream of any lover of wine and good food. With the Wine Luncheon experience, guests are greeted with a glass of champagne and accompanied by one of the in-house sommeliers on a tour of Graycliff's acclaimed winery. Participants are then served a five-course gourmet meal paired with selected wines. The menu changes seasonally, but includes an appetizer, soup or salad, main dish, cheese and dessert.

Graycliff also offers a daily a la carte menu, but the Wine Luncheon is perfect for a special occasion, celebration or simply a memorable afternoon. The restaurant's cuisine embodies elegance in the best continental and Bahamian traditions, with a menu that is both delicious and distinctive.

Special meals are served with prior reservation. And a tip: we recommend booking a private dinner in the incredible winery, which can accommodate a maximum of 18 guests. Another option is the Afternoon Tea, offered daily from 12:00 to 15:00, upon reservation. A British tradition, but with a unique Bahamian touch.

Among the other fascinating experiences on offer is the Graycliff Cigar Company. Founded when Enrico Garzaroli fell in love with cigars, this company arose from his search for the "perfect" tobacco to complement the culinary excellence, fine wines and luxury accommodation that the Graycliff Hotel & Restaurant has always been known for.

Graycliff Cigar Company began production in January 1997 and has since grown into an award-winning boutique with 16 master rollers, each specializing in the art of rolling tobaccos. The Graycliff Cigar Company produces five brands: Graycliff, G2, Bahiba, Cabinet Selection by Graycliff and B-Cuz by Graycliff.

Visitors to The Graycliff Cigar Company, in addition to learning the history of tobacco, discovering where the best leaves are grown and learning why certain leaves are blended to make award-winning Graycliff tobaccos, can also witness first-hand the artistry in the making process. elaboration. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to attend a tobacco rolling class or a tobacco and rum pairing session, all led by expert artisans on the subject.  

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