Sunday, January 20, 2013

Getaway to Riviera Maya - Part Two

If you ever need inspiration in the food department, take a trip to the Yucatan.  Riviera Maya is a world renown destination and there is no lack of ethnic cuisines.  In our little "corner of the world" (the all inclusive property we stayed at) every day and night was a trip to a different country.  Here's a pictorial of our food frenzy.

The first evening freshly caught grouper stuffed with spinach was on the menu.

One of the beachfront restaurants was called Tapas Pinxtos featuring small plates with a Northern Spanish and Basque influence.  As soon as we were seated we were eagerly greeted by our waiter carrying a "welcome drink", a version of sangria.  The picture above is a cuttlefish (calamari) bruschetta...scrumptious and to be duplicated at home this Summer, perhaps. 

Our next sampling was puff pastry with goat cheese and spinach...way too good!  So much for a light lunch!  Oh well, we'll just take an extra long walk or a more vigorous snorkel.

A few days later we went to the other beach front restaurant called Pelicanos for another light lunch.    Below is a Mimosa salad with assorted fish and hearts of palm.  This was followed by a mixed seafood plate.  Shrimp, grouper, lagostinos and mussels....a seafood lover's delight!

Stay tuned for more of our Mexico vacation.  Looking back, I think we were on a mission to soak up as much sun as our bodies would allow, taste devour as much seafood as we could, interspersed with as much walking. swimming and snorkeling as we could fit in.  We succeeded...mission accomplished!

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