Crumbs and Rums Eating Out In Bim

Dinner With G Goes To Hugo’s

I usually avoid new restaurants (hype) but something about this northern eatery led Dinner With G to Hugo’s for June.

The Design Capital of the North

Speightstown has quietly reimagined itself as a high end, design savvy hot spot. Boasting luxury décor stores, elaborate villas and even a modern digital museum, all catering to an upper crust clientele looking for quaint local culture with modern conveniences.

The Restaurant scene hasn’t missed this trend either. Hugo’s is spot on in capturing the essence of this new Speightstown. You fast realize their promotional imagery is not simply airbrushed flattery but a very accurate representation.

All Hail Hugo’s

This design savvy eatery covers all five elements of human centered design:

Sight; visually appealing right from the entry, their eclectic and colourful styling transports you to the likes of NYC or LA.

Sound; the sounds of the ocean blend seamlessly with their expertly curated playlist, top 40 hits reworked in groovy covers.

Smell; the ocean and culinary creations combine.

Touch; eclectic and a little crazy their solid furnishing leave no worry when it comes to their weight bearing ability.

Taste; complex flavours complete the design.

Overall Hugo’s is fresh and exciting. A departure from your usual fine dining restaurant.

Rediscover Dinner

We had the pleasure of the private dining room complete with personal bar space and balcony, as well as retractable glass doors allowing for extra privacy. The dining room is a more traditional space reminiscent of the Caribbean Georgian style, a possible nod to their historic locale but a great loss to the lively essence which defines the restaurant as a whole.

Hugo’s is also not for the faint of hearted spender but worth every penny and the large plates are equal to their portions, no need to worry about empty space to food ratio. Appetizers range from $40 – $58. Entrees range from $60 for a pasta dish, up to $120 for Lobster and $145 for Stake. Sides alone average about $20 each.

We were fortunate to experience the Rediscover Barbados menu ($99 2 Courses & $110 3 Courses). A great way to mind your pennies while experiencing a new restaurant with minimal risk.

Though limited in selection the Rediscover menu offers enough variety to please any palate. The Tuna Poke, a raw fish salad pronounced “po-kay” (too easy) and the Spicy Cod fish Cake were popular. For dinner the Pan Seared Barracuda and the Braised Lamb Shank had a table throw down with both coming out winners.

Dessert was a rare delight, the Triple Stack Chocolate Mousse, Espresso Cream left nothing to be desired. Only issue, restaurants take note, you can’t serve a hardcore foodie an item listed as Strawberry Crème Brulee that turns out to be plain Crème Brulee with Strawberries on it.

Last but not least, special mention goes out to the Hugo’s mixologist. You can get a good drink anywhere but a good Drank is something quite special and Hugo’s has it.

Conclusion

This place hits the right spot. Classy without being stuffy and food which lives up to the highly crafted expectations. Speightstown is more than worth the time taken to get there with a restaurant who transports you both physically and emotionally to a different place. Take a trip to Hugo’s and let it transport you.

  • Georgina Callender

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Tell Us What You Think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Some Of Our Friends

Newsletter Sign Up

Why We Do This!

september, 2020

02sep(sep 2)12:00 am30(sep 30)11:59 pmScript-O-Rama12:00 am - 11:59 pm (30) GMT-4

14sepAll Day07octOTT Sing Dance Act(All Day) GMT-4

24sep6:00 pmFunk Jazzwith The Jelani Trio6:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Jazz

24sep6:30 pm9:00 pmJae Johansen LIVEat Cafe Luna Barbados6:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Acoustic

24sep7:30 pmVersatile Threads Summer Serieswith guest Locmuse Creations7:30 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Online Event

25sep4:00 pm9:00 pmExpat Mixerfeaturing Breaking Point4:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:ReggaeWorkshops, Seminars and Mixers:Mixer

25sep7:00 pm9:00 pmKevan Sahai LIVEat Pier One Restaurant7:00 pm - 9:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Acoustic

25sep8:00 pmSupport Yuh Ownopen mic hosted by Sluggy Dan8:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Open Mic

25sep8:00 pmFridayz LIVEwith Biggie Irie8:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Music

26sep9:00 am3:00 pmIsrael Lovell Foundation Performing Arts Term9:00 am - 3:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Dance

26sep9:00 am3:00 pmFlora and Fauna Tour9:00 am - 3:00 pm GMT-4

26sep10:00 am1:00 pmMustardseed Youth Theatre Ensemble10:00 am - 1:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Theatre

26sep2:00 pmEmpress Time To Shine2:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Music

26sep8:30 pm10:30 pmAyo Musiq LIVEat Tabu8:30 pm - 10:30 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Acoustic

26sep9:00 pmPrestige Ladies Nightwith Lady Essence9:00 pm GMT-4

27sep3:00 pm7:00 pmHunterspring Sunday Groovesfeaturing C43:00 pm - 7:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Jazz

27sep5:00 pmLampoonA Solo Show by Sheena Rose5:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Theatre

27sep5:00 pmLive Music By Riteside Of Red5:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Reggae

27sep5:00 pm7:00 pmXion Network Live Interviewwith Miguel Blanco5:00 pm - 7:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Online Event

28sep6:30 pm7:45 pmFlowrk6:30 pm - 7:45 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Dance

28sep7:00 pmF.A.M.E Weekly TalkEpisode #117:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Online Event

28sep8:30 pmCh'An LIVEat Mojo's8:30 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Music

29sep6:00 pm7:00 pmCompete CaribbeanRevenue Streams6:00 pm - 7:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Online Event

29sep7:30 pmLIVE Tuesdayswith Wesu7:30 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Acoustic

29sep8:00 pmHomegrown RoundtableLive on Facebook8:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Online Event

30sep6:00 pmJazz Liveat LaCabane Barbados6:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Jazz

30sep8:00 pmOh My Word Open Micwith Rhy Minister, Sunrokk and Wesu8:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Open Mic

30sep8:30 pmRiteside Of Redat Mojos8:30 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Reggae

30sep9:00 pmAndre Woodvine LIVEon Facebook and YouTube9:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Jazz,Online Event

30sep9:00 pmComedy Open Micfeaturing Sunrokk, Biko, Cudjoe9:00 pm GMT-4 Performing Arts:Theatre

X
%d bloggers like this: