Lighthouse Beach on Paradise Island

We will be setting the table at Lighthouse Beach on Paradise Island in Nassau, a gorgeous spit of green grasses and white-gold sand jutting out into the variegated turquoise and blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Currently, the the island’s lighthouse and keeper’s quarters are being restored to their former glory as the Paradise Island Beach Club, paired with a tree planting initiative to populate the landscape with palm trees and indigenous flora. We’re also hosting one of the region’s very best chefs in the beach kitchen. Chef Simeon Hall Jr. is a Bahamian celebrity and a self-proclaimed “culinary griot” who’s equally passionate about storytelling as he is locally sourced cuisine. Simeon was born and raised on the island of New Providence and draws inspiration from his Bahamian and Gullah Geechee heritage, along with his wealth of culinary experience on the islands and beyond. In the last few years, Simeon’s cooked at the famed Charleston Wine & Food Festival, written for Bon Appetit, co-starred in a National Geographic culinary show, and drafted a cookbook. Needless to say he’s been busy, and we are delighted that he’s chosen to spend the evening with us on the beach. You can expect a colorful and fragrant feast featuring fresh catch from our host fisherwoman Shacara Lightbourne and all sorts of local delicacies from the surrounding lands and sea. Conch is sure to make an appearance, along with the islands’ bounty of tropical fruits. Come hungry!