This week’s featured restaurant: Café Vila


cafe-vila-vanuatu Located in Pango, Café Vila’s decor is casual and tastefully done, with all those little details that transform eating into ‘dining’. Great lighting creates a wonderful atmosphere, local art populates the walls and comfortable cane chairs ensure a great after-dinner ‘soiree’. Café Vila has three distinct dining areas; the bistro balcony where you can see and be seen, the restaurant and bar for more formal dining and drinks, and the garden verandah, under the stylish shades and with garden and ocean views. Perfect for brunch, a relaxing afternoon with friends, coffee or cocktails, lunch is a more informal affair while dinner can be as formal or romantic as you’d like. The menu showcases the best of international cuisine, featuring Asian and European dishes using fresh and local ingredients.

 The ‘Cool’ factor: The very ‘cool’ décor and great wait staff.

Most wanted: Malaysian chicken curry.

Great for: Informal lunches, romantic dinners and special occasions.

Best seller: Veal tenderloin stuffed with garlic and whole grain French mustard rolled in black pepper and grilled on the wood-fire open grill.

So very special: The wood-fire grill.

Pocket damage: Affordable.