Jack Sprat

“Jack Sprat could eat no fat.
His wife could eat no lean.
And so between them both, you see,
They licked the platter clean”

Well thanks Mother Goose, we certainly did lick our platter clean.

After sunset we set off west towards “town”. Sunset is almost next door to Jake’s – there’s a church and a couple of homes in between, and Jack Sprat is almost next to Jake’s, except for a couple of homes. So it didn’t take long for us to make our way to Jack Sprat for some dinner.

I’ve been there before and it’s the main reason I suggested it. We were running on fumes having been up since 3AM and while we wanted to get out and about a little, we weren’t ready to go far. I knew the kids would enjoy the beautiful setting and the food.

Above is shrimp pizza, which was amazing.  Below are curry lobster and steam fish (snapper).  One thing I noticed this trip is that fish was almost as expensive as lobster this visit, and not only here but in Negril too. It used to be that the cheaper options were chicken and fish, now it’s just chicken (and vegetarian stuff).  FWIW the lobster and snapper shown here were $2000J  each and the pizza was about $1000 (for a “half” by which they mean smallish but honestly would be plenty for two).  We really stuffed ourselves but it was the first night so we figured why not.

We were so tired we fell into bed after dinner and were asleep by 8:30. Our room was quiet and cool and we slept really well. We wanted to be fresh in the morning for our first full day.

Since I made a Jack Sprat post, I’ll add these photos we took the following day:

Jack Sprat and Jake’s are, I believe, both run by Jason Henzell whose dad Perry directed The Harder they Come back in the 70s…and the poster hangs in Jack Sprat, along with many others.

We stopped by later in the trip, in the evening. Here are a couple of photos from then.

And the night’s menu, in case you are wondering.

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