Word of Mouth: The Caribbean island of Nevis is Hot! Hot!! Hot!!!
NEW YORK, New York - Word of mouth - no pun intended – is that Nevis’ Chef Llewellyn Clarke’s Llewellyn’s Hot Pepper Sauce is the star of Federal Express ‘Show the World’ global campaign d
NEW YORK, New York – Word of mouth – no pun intended – is that Nevis’ Chef Llewellyn Clarke’s Llewellyn’s Hot Pepper Sauce is the star of Federal Express ‘Show the World’ global campaign documenting the round the world journey of one man’s bottle of pepper sauce. The two-minute advertisement for Federal Express in which they deliver Mr. Clarke’s bottles of hot sauce all across the globe includes press, posters, digital display and social media activity, giving new meaning to Mr. Clarke’s small label that is pasted on his hot sauce bottle ‘Made in Nevis. Enjoyed Worldwide’.
But this is not Nevis’ first time under the spotlight and Llewellyn’s hot pepper sauce isn’t the only reason why Nevis is Hot! Hot!! Hot!!! This intimately tiny, unspoiled tropical paradise is mostly immune to the commercialism and glitz, appealing to those travelers hoping to escape the wear and tear of modern life and relax into the calm of island time.
In her own inimitable way Nevis has always been Hot! Hot!! Hot!!! The island has the distinction of being the first place in the Caribbean to receive visitors when in 1778, her Bath Hotel was a playground for the rich and famous including Lord Nelson and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. These aristocrats came to Nevis by ship from across the West Indies and throughout Europe to take in the therapeutic, hot spring baths, reputed to contain minerals of medicinal value and is known to have cured chronic rheumatism and gout. Its water temperature ranges from 104F to 108F and although the Bath Hotel is no longer operational, the hot springs remain and is a favored experience for visitors and Nevisians alike.
For one 50-year period, Nevis produced the finest sugar on the planet and is easily imaginable as the crown jewel of the British Empire. The island has since transformed herself into a retreat for the quietly well-to-do and all over wild grasses have reclaimed dormant cane fields while up the rain-forest slopes of 3,232-foot Nevis Peak, the rain forest is filled with mango tress, elephant ear, ferns and soapberry. Ancient sulfur springs are found in unexpected places, the occasional troupe of goats or a herd of sheep will amble by while troops of vervet monkeys skitter along the roads and stone walls.
There is good eating on Nevis, some of it simple grilled seafood served at a local hangout or for fine dining there are a collection of restaurants such as Bananas, Chrishi Beach, Coconut Grove, Indian Summer, Lime Beach Bar and Restaurant, Ole House Café, Paradise Drive Thru, Sunshine’s, Yachtsman’s Grill or Double Duce Beach Bar & Grill. Which brings us back to Llewellyn Clarke’s Llewellyn’s Hot Pepper Sauce which is available all over the island. As Hilary Clinton once said, “My two secrets to staying healthy: wash your hands all the time. And the other is hot peppers. I eat a lot of hot peppers. I for some reason started doing that in 1992, and I swear by it”.
Today the island of Nevis is the proud producer of Llewellyn’s Hot Pepper Sauce, one of the finest pepper sauces on the planet. Uses are literally endless, for grilling, stewing, sautéing, marinating, basting, roasting, baking or broiling, Llewellyn’s Hot Pepper Sauce will add a distinctive but savory flavor to cooking, and, of course, can be used directly out of the bottle. Llewellyn’s recipe remains secret but it includes a unique infusion of red scotch bonnet peppers and fresh Caribbean thyme. To quote Llewelyn “Mine (pepper sauce) takes time. It ages like wine”. We invite you to visit Nevis and to try it.
Nevis is part of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis and is located in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. Conical in shape with a volcanic peak at its center known as Nevis Peak, the island is the birthplace of the founding father of the United States, Alexander Hamilton. The weather is typical of most of the year with temperatures in the low to mid-80s°F / mid 20-30s°C, cool breezes and low chances of precipitation. Air transportation is easily available with connections from Puerto Rico, and St. Kitts. For more information about Nevis, travel packages and accommodations, please contact the Nevis Tourism Authority, USA Tel 1.407.287.5204, Canada 1.403.770.6697 or our website www.nevisisland.com and on Facebook – Nevis Naturally.