Gather with laughter and friends "a tavola" (at the family table) over organic South Pacific fusion cuisine.
We are pleased to welcome you home with nourishing and nurturing gourmet fare. In fact, our name "Tavola" honors the indigenous, medicinal grand-dame Tavola tree of Fiji, as well as the Italian phrase "a tavola" meaning "family table". It is the memories and connections created when we gather as family over meals that makes life so very precious.
Our guests consistently rave about our South Pacific fusion cuisine, prepared by your personal chef fresh from the land and sea, and adapted to your dietary preferences. We buy from local farmers, and our own edible landscape offers just-picked tropical fruits, fragrant herbs and organic eggs from friendly hens. We have soursop, mango, noni, pineapple, passionfruit, papaya, cassava, dalo, coconut trees, bananas and plaintains. When you stay with us, see if you can find them all!
On any given day, you may enjoy a savory kumala cake (a local root crop similar to potato) with a crispy egg served over fresh greens and lentils. Or perhaps you wake up to pancakes with passionfruit syrup, homemade banana butter and fresh fruits. Catch a Spanish mackerel in the morning with Captain Jack, and enjoy it herb-grilled for lunch over a bed of just-harvested greens. Then savor a soursop sorbet and masala chai for dessert. Every meal is a new delight. Mmmmm … divine.
There are two beautiful formal eating areas, one indoor and one outdoor, each with expansive views of the bay and the lush green mountains beyond. The open-concept kitchen is designed with a separate food preparation area, and there is the choice to have food cooked in a conventional oven, large wood-fired pizza oven, gas bbq, or Weber bbq. It is well equipped with two dishwashers, two refrigerators, as well as expansive cupboard and counter space. There is a traditional lovo pit (Fijian earthen oven) at the rear of the house which also has a spit bbq and a separate outdoor dining area amongst the foliage.
A Quick Look
- Catering is available upon request with advance notice.
- Per person breakfast-only plan ($30 USD) or daily meal plan ($70 USD) includes breakfast, lunch or custom-packed picnic, dinner and snacks and non-alcoholic beverages all day.