Sao Tome: Roca Sao Joao – Culinary Experience

You can’t visit the island of São Tomé and not have the incredible gastronomic experience at the restaurant at Roca Sao Joao. The roca is a restored old colonial cocoa plantation and a eco-retreat. But its restaurant offers a Michelin-level multicourse dining extravaganza, all for just about $30. The affair is a 9-course meal, featuring only local São Tomé ingredients and prepared in the open kitchen just in front of your eyes. You start with tasting cocoa beans raw, then some chocolate with fresh raw pepper berries – totally insane! Then the dishes start coming out one after another, all featuring unusual combinations of ingredients, with a lot of sensational palate challengers. An absolutely incredible experience!