RUM PHARMACY BY NOAH LEDERMAN : Discover Dominica, the Nature Island


rum pharmacy_noah ledermanI'm in between hikes on the island of Dominica and need to fuel up before trekking to another waterfall. Ont he day's first trail, a local man told me about a little restaurant and bar that looks down on the village of Castle Bruce and a valley of banana and palm trees colored with the reds and yellows of crotons. Islet View Restaurant clings to the cliff and provides, as the name implies, a view of the islands off the headlands. There's also a wonderful selection of dishes, including what I'll eventually settle down for: smoked chicken dressed in callaloo. But the main draw is the 50-plus homemade rums standing in rows behind the bar. The bottles resemble a small sample of from a shaman's pharmacy. 

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