A new restaurant called fusions will open May 1 in the space which belonged to The Pickled Greek for nine years, just east of Christiansted. fusions will specialize in small plates from around the world with a menu featuring dishes from England to Australia, and of course, the Caribbean. Island favorites from Trinidad, Guam and the Philippines are included on the sneak peek menu on the restaurant’s website. They shy away from using the term “tapas” to define the international small plates they’ll serve at fusions, as that term is technically exclusive to Spanish food.
After The Pickled Greek Proprietor Peter Skrivanos (aka Papi) decided to retire and close the doors for good in August 2016, The Pacific Tribune called it “the end of an era on St. Croix.” Since then, Chris Mitchell has taken over the space. According to the fusions Facebook page, Chris and Melissa Mitchell will make-up the culinary team while Kaila Mitchell will act as general manager.
A friends and family tasting is happening this week. The owners of fusions hope to open prior to their May 1 goal, pending successful inspections.
Kitchen hours will be as follows (bar to be open later):
Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 5 to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
P.S. If you miss Papi, he can be found on the occasional shift at The Galleon.
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