St. John Dining Tradition Returns: Full Moon Dinners at Lucky Chops

Around St. John you hear the term “new normal” now. It describes island life after the 2017 hurricane season, after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria slammed into St. John forever changing the landscape, the people and our definition of normal. And while nothing will ever be exactly the same as it was before (nor is that our goal) it's comforting when some pre-storm traditions return to be part of our new normal. Full Moon Dinners by Mathayom and St. John Catering is one of those traditions now returning to St. John.

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Before the storms Full Moon Dinners where monthly dining events hosted by St. John Catering at their Windy Level Event Center. Each month featured a new, themed menu inspired by the lunar calendar served al fresco. Past menus for the full moon dinner have ranged from explorations of local cuisine as at the Crucian Collaboration Full Moon Dinner, to bountiful samplings of exotic or unique flavors such as at the Thai One On or Kickin’ Ash Full Moon Dinners. However, Hurricane Irma put a stop to the tradition in September 2017 when it caused island wide devastation including the loss of the Windy Level Event Center.

Now, a year later St. John Catering has found a new home at Lucky Chops Lounge and owner Mathayom along with his crew are ready to bring back Full Moon Dinners to the Cruz Bay culinary scene. For the first Full Moon Dinners (Sept. 24th) the theme will be Arabian Nights, a celebration of bounty and thankfulness in honor of the harvest moon.

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Reservations are recommended as seating will be limited for this special event. Call Lucky Chops to make a reservation (340-690-3868). If you can’t make the first Full Moon Dinner in September mark your calendar with these upcoming Full Moon Dinners dates:

  • October 24: Let’s Play Dress Up
  • November 24: Black Friday, White Moon
  • December: no full moon dinner
  • January 21: Packages & Parcels
  • February 19: Little Baby Things

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