Meet Arthur Hercules

Arthur Hercules and his wife Monica have been running Hercules Pate Delight which, not counting a fire last fall that closed it down for several months, has been serving up hot Pate for more than 20 years.

Things you may not know about Arthur Hercules: He studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. He spent time in the Grand Tetons. He got his start as a houseman at the Hilton on St. Thomas. And before opening Hercules Pate Delight, he worked at Caneel Bay, where he met Monica.

Learn about Arthur’s famous pate (go for the chicken), and enjoy his absolutely infectious laugh, below, .

13 Responses to “Meet Arthur Hercules”

  1. Nancie-PA
    July 5th, 2011 04:36
    1

    What a delightful couple! That is one of the places I never got around to, but will definitely try next time.
    And hello to Ruth!

  2. mbw1024
    July 5th, 2011 07:11
    2

    That just made me laugh!
    Pass the chicken, Ruth!

  3. Colleen
    July 5th, 2011 07:17
    3

    Looks great! Gotta check it out next month on my eating tour around Cruz Bay!

  4. Bill Hoffman
    July 5th, 2011 07:17
    4

    Great piece! We have been enjoying those pate’s for years. Best on the island by far. I tried to get him to consider a breakfast version- egg, sausage, cheese, peppers. Maybe some day…

  5. Coden
    July 5th, 2011 07:29
    5

    We will be visiting there in August. Thnx for the video!

  6. St. John
    July 5th, 2011 07:34
    6

    No mean yes, right? Hercules makes me smile – his pates are delish!

  7. buddy
    July 5th, 2011 09:15
    7

    And the Academy Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role goes to… Ruth Ernst!

  8. Margo
    July 6th, 2011 09:22
    8

    I always hear about pates but never really knew what they were…now I’m jonesing for one!! Hercules is going to the top of my “must try next time” list!!

  9. joepanini
    July 6th, 2011 10:28
    9

    When I lived on St. John I would snack on the beef pate. Don’t miss the oxtail and other West Indian favorites. OH you can’t beat the price.

  10. Caribert
    July 6th, 2011 13:03
    10

    I’m with you Margo….now I’m jonesing for one…..or am I just jonesing…at my age, it’s hard to tell 🙂

    Thanks for the info, Jeff, I never knew a pate was anyhting but liver…yeck…but those sound really good!

    -Bert

  11. Dore
    July 12th, 2011 20:15
    11

    Yum, I miss them too. And lord do I miss hearing the beautiful accent of the St. Johnians.

  12. John
    December 10th, 2011 16:08
    12

    The salt fish pate are delish!! Two pate’s with a little hot sauce in them and a diet coke and you’ve got a meal.

  13. Julie
    January 1st, 2012 16:25
    13

    I have had a Hecules Pate every visit to St John over the last 13 yrs. Wake up and take the Westin shuttle straight for a breakfast delight. The beef pate is my favorite 🙂 What a wonderful place and great people!

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