mussels steamed in a shrimp broth, baby-back ribs with pa-
paya slaw and sesame scallion shrimp toast on mixed
greens. Entrées include rack of lamb, NY strip steak and
grilled duck breast. Delicious. There are only 10 tables so be
sure to reserve (after 3 pm daily). Casual chic. Closed
Casual Dining, Cruz Bay & Mongoose Junction
PANINI BEACH TRATTORIA
If you've never sampled a panini sandwich, this is the place
to do so. Especially popular at lunch, these pressed, grilled
sandwiches are filled with meats, cheeses and vegetables.
They are served hot. Try balsamic onion bread salad or
Caesar salad with your sandwich. The dishes here are pre-
pared in Northern Italian fashion, which means that sauces
are light and not very spicy - just right for the hot climate.
Pasta dishes can be served as appetizers or main courses.
Those with fresh clams and shrimp are the most popular.
Pizzas are also popular main dishes. Health food fans will
enjoy “the veggie,” with zucchini, yellow squash, mush-
rooms, peppers, onions, spinach and feta cheese. At $10, it's
a great deal. Pastas and pizzas are served at both lunch and
dinner. Dinner also finds chicken, beef and fish dishes.
Panini Beach sparkles. It has several indoor dining areas
and a covered porch just above the sand. You can watch the
busy dock from the porch. Don't miss the homemade gelati
(Italian ices). Casual attire.