Chef Jermaine George .... or as most call him "Monk", is the new executive chef at the Tree House and also a member of the highly respected BVI Culinary team.
Mr. Jermaine is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has plied his trade in Maine and New York, prior to returning home to become a chef at Biras Creek Resort and then finally at the Tree House.
The Sous Chef
Giorgio's Tree House Stairs
The second floor above the Rock Café
is known as the Sports Bar
I don't know who came up with the idea, but it's a wonderful spot and is very well executed! To reach the tree house, you enter through the Rock Café, pass through the outdoor dining area and up several flights of stairs that cut through and over a bunch of gigantic boulders for which the south end of Virgin Gorda is well known. There are a lot of stairs. I lost count of the number of steps around 59 or 60 as someone was talking to me, but there weren't that many more at that point. My guess would be somewhere around 69 or 70 ... tops.
It's not a race, so those of us who don't have great knees or hips, can take their time. The climb up through the tree canopy, past the little water fall, past the kitchen and the bathroom facilities is well worth it.
Tree House Dining Room
Table Setting at The Tree House
At the top of the stairs, you'll find a lovely little octagonal restaurant that seats about 24 people. They can probably manage 26 in a pinch. There are a few tables for 2 on the little outdoor balcony.
The tables are finished with lovely damask linens, crystal stemware and though I didn't look, the flatware may have been silver plate.
You'll also find a very well stocked bar and a marvelous selection of wines rivaling the best restaurants in the BVI.
The menu selection is relatively small (to match the kitchen and refrigeration facilities) and did not (as of July, 2014) offer any vegetarian dishes ... but what is on the menu is excellent. Angus beef filet mignon, beef braised ravioli, almond crusted swordfish, rack of lamb ... and that sort of thing is what you'll find here. All the pasta is hand made on the premises.
Tree House Bar
View From Giorgio's Tree House
As of July, 2014, entrees ranged from $34.00 to 45.00. The wines are fabulous ... if pricey.
It's a shame it was such an overcast day when I visited last ... but if seated on the balcony, this is your view. You can see Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour from here and all the way over to Scrub Island, Tortola and other nearby islands.
For reservations call (284) 495-5684
Please note that a 18% gratuity is included on your check.
Open for lunch and dinner