Feeding a Dream | Dark Rye Revival | Issue 17

Feeding A Dream

There comes a time when you’re vacationing with your best friend in the Caribbean, and you casually mention how you’ve always dreamed of opening a hotel, and she counters with her dream of opening a restaurant, and the answer, right there, smacks you in the face like a Panama breeze. At least that’s how it worked for Pascale Boucicaut and Lamar Bailey Karamañites when, exploring their Caribbean roots, their origins and dreams collided to create Yemanja, a retreat on the island of Bastimentos. At Yemanja, feeling at home snuggles up next to seemingly new and experimental food experiences, all rooted in the area’s deep culinary history.