I-TAL is a plant-based diet principally intended to improve health and energy. Dating back to the culinary choice of Rastafarians in the West Indies, the philosophy is that a natural diet focused on the vitamins and minerals available in plants, without the harming of animals, can enhance one’s life and help bring them closer to the universal life force energy in Mind, Body and Spirit. I-TAL means Vital, and it is a great way to give yourself a boost.
I-TAL is nestled away behind Coubaril Valley, sitting beautifully amongst the trees. We invite you to discover a world of organic gardening and to experience lunch or dinner with panoramic view of Cariblue Bay.
Enjoy a fantastic experience and sustainable meal that it is equally healthy, nutritious, and locally grown – completely organic in nature and filled with the right amount of nutrients to fuel the body.
Although we list I-TAL as one of our restaurants, it works differently to what you might expect. The experience is available at 11:00 am for lunch with a 40- 50 minute garden tour and at 5:00 pm for dinner, with an optional shortened tour. Should you not desire a garden tour 5:30p.m. pickup can be arranged. Lunch and Dinner are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Private functions and private cooking classes are also available at the I-TAL Restaurant for your enjoyment.
I-TAL is not part of the all-inclusive offering and to take part, there is a supplement of US$75pp for lunch and US$90pp for dinner that will be charged to your account. You can book I-TAL before you arrive through your webroom or while here through the concierge.
Due to new COVID protocols please note that I-Tal may not be available every evening. Our dining schedule will be confirmed 7 days in advance. | Reservations are essential.
FROM FARM TO TABLE
THE I-TAL EXPERIENCE
The I-TAL experience is enlightening and begins with a guided walk where you are led by trained gardeners to explore our hillside organic garden oasis that is nestled in and amongst a deciduous dry forest. Our garden is a polyculture of diverse local and exotic edible plants. Our gardeners strive to replenish and protect the soil which in turn produces high quality and nutrient dense food that will nourish your body while simultaneously stimulating your senses.
You will learn about some of the wonderful benefits of our crops, and you can harvest some ingredients that will then be prepared on site.
While preparing your meal, The I-TAL chef and her team will narrate the cooking process by explaining the flavour profiles of each ingredient should your curiosity be heightened by the fresh aromas. This experience allows you to appreciate how even the most unsuspecting pairings go perfectly together. How’s that for a farm to table experience?
Imagine all this while the welcoming tropical breeze blows, and the spectacular scenery captivates.
FRESH IS WHERE WE START
THE ORGANIC GARDEN
Fresh ingredients are an essential element for every perfect culinary dish. At Body Holiday, fresh means fresh from the garden.
Our I-TAL chefs can help you create a genuinely exquisite meal full of colour, taste, and purity. How about a pesto coconut chutney with grated papaya combined with coconut milk, chili pepper, spring onion, ginger, and garlic? All freshly picked and organically grown from our own organic garden.
The now extensive plot supplies a wide variety of herbs, greens, fruits, and vegetables that appear at our various restaurants resort wide. Using chemical free, sustainable, and regenerative farming practices to grow food while protecting the soil and establishing habitat for local flora and fauna; the garden is a testament of our unwavering commitment to helping you achieve optimal health and wellbeing.