Anguilla has many great assets going for it but none more than it's amazing people. Today we introduce you to one of the most special native Anguillans. Kim Blaize-Reid is today the Restaurant Manager at the CuisinArt pool side cafe and has been integral part of the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa for sixteen years. GW just had to get to know her a little better, and so one day over lunch by the fabulous pool we had a brief, fulfilling tete-a-tete.
GEORGE WAYNE-What is it about the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa that makes it so special.
KIM BLAIZE-REID- This hotel is unique in some many ways. Even though it is a Caribbean resort with the usual sun and sand, what makes us special is the genuine warmth of our people.
GW-And you epitomize that Kim. I have grown to know over the past few days here and you are just an amazing person. And I truly and sincerely mean that.
KBR- Thank you! [Laughs]. Thank you so much.
GW- For a first time visitor to Anguilla, what would you suggest they do immediately once they arrive here?
KBR- Eat, eat, eat. We take great pride in the culinary aspect of Anguilla. The island has a very high level of culinary offerings and for such a tiny island we also have a great variety of local restaurants. The hotels are not the only place to get a great meal. Here at the CuisinArt resort what I love the most is the diverse culinary offerings we have. e go from Mediterranean to Japanese to local and all delicious. One of the first things any guest here should try is the Tokyo Bay kamikaze, shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, unagi sauce roll. Personally, it is my all-time favorite. [Laughs].
GW- Tell me a bit about your role here at CuisinArt?
KBR- I am in Food & Beverage basically, and I manage the restaurant/cafe here by the pool. I am here for breakfast and lunch. We are not open for dinner hours because we want our guests to explore our many other options.
GW- Were you born in Anguilla?
KBR- I was born in Guyana but I now consider myself Anguillan because I have lived here for 25 years. I now live on the Northside Anguilla and I love it.
GW- Thank you Kim Blaize-Reid! See you for lunch at the pool of the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa on my return in the Winter of 2017.
KBR- I look forward to seeing you again GW.