RedStrong Red (default) BlueCalm Blue GreenFresh Green

Chose your color scheme.

Archive for "Food and Drink"

Dinner at Xin-Gao

Posted on December 27, 2019 by under Food and Drink.    

Untitled

Becca arranged for us to have dinner at this amazing teppanyaki grill at the resort on one of the evenings.

Untitled

Here are some pictures of the restaurant interior and furnishings.

Untitled

We were waiting for Jay, Tina, and Justin to return from XPLOR. Becca took the afternoon off and didn’t go with them. The three of us — Becca, Brian, and I — went to Xin-Gao to hold our reservation.

Untitled

Here’s a video of the elegant water feature in the middle of the restaurant.

Here are some pictures of our food.

Untitled

This is the miso soup, which was presented beautifully.

Our fried rice was delicious.

Untitled

These were the most beautifully plated hibachi dinners I’d ever seen.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Pictures of desserts that were as good as they looked.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

We ate a lot of great food while on vacation. This was another wonderful dinner on our immensely memorable trip. Until next time. GNG.

No Comments

Hanging Out at Casa Fuego

Posted on December 26, 2019 by under Food and Drink, Life, Travel.    

Our adults-only building at Hotel Xcaret is pretty self sufficient. It has two pools — one on the roof and our swim-up on the ground level. We have our own restaurant in the building. We have our own bars — the one inside Fuego Restaurant, at the rooftop pool, and the “secret” bar in the walking path.

All of the amenities in our building are private and for Casa Fuego guests only. It’s easy to sneak in because, even though you have to scan your bracelet to open the glass gates, you could always go around them and sometimes they’re left open. However, the resort is so vast and there’s something for everyone. Other guests staying at other buildings have access to so much, I doubt they even know or care what we have in Fuego. Brian and I had access to everything, plus all of the exclusive stuff in our building. Anyway, it’s very nice if you like to have peace and quiet and privacy.

Untitled

Here are a couple of pictures of us having breakfast at Fuego Restaurant, which was conveniently just a couple of doors down from our room.

Untitled

They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner so it’s perfect for when we are in a rush or when we don’t want to deal with all the other guests or if we get back to the hotel late and don’t really want to venture out.

Untitled

Here’s a picture of Brian looking over the menu.

Untitled

Here’s a picture of the fancy menu.

Fuego Restaurant was the perfect place to do our short live update on location. We just did a short video before digging in to breakfast. Some food pictures follow.

Untitled

Instead of having a Panero come by, because the restaurant is exclusive to Casa Fuego guests and not many people are usually dining there, they just give you a tray with various pastries. You also get a tray with four different spreads.

Untitled

Here’s a closer look at the breads.

Untitled

Everything is fancy at Fuego.

Untitled

After breakfast, we went back to our room to lay in the hammocks out on the patio.

Untitled

We had a great view of the ocean and access to the pool. It was quite nice and relaxing. Then we decided to go up to the rooftop pool.

Untitled

The rooftop pool has amazing 360 views of the resort and the ocean.

Untitled

10BPN01-20191114112546a

10BPN01-20191114112806a

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Here are some more pictures I took while up there.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Some pictures of the pool.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Here are some pictures of the scenery down below.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

We went back to Fuego Restaurant for dinner on a separate occasion. Here are some pictures of that night’s dinner menu.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Here’s a picture of the restaurant’s signature drink. Of all the delicious drinks I tried there, this was my most favorite.

Untitled

Brian even liked it.

Untitled

Video of Brian trying to explain the drink.

Here’s the server explaining it. This explanation was more simplified than the first one. We originally thought it was the drink of the day but they let me keep ordering it in the days that followed. I kept going back to the restaurant just to get that drink because I liked it that much.

Picture of our toasted bread in a bread envelope.

Untitled

Fancy appetizer on a piece of rock. I could have eaten six of these.

Untitled

Everything on the menu was too fancy for Brian so he just wanted tomato soup and fries. The service at the restaurant is top notch. They actually offered to make him a burger, even though it wasn’t listed on the menu. They seriously do everything within their power to please you.

Untitled

Untitled

Here’s a picture of my delicious lobster risotto.

Untitled

I can’t remember what this was called but it was also amazing!

Untitled

Here’s another picture of my favorite drink on a different visit. I think we were headed somewhere else — maybe lunch with the rest of the crew and I just had to swing by and get one of these to go.

Untitled

Brian and I liked the restaurant so much that we decided to go back there for breakfast on departure day.

Untitled

We got to eat outside this time.

Untitled

The weather we had that day was the best we’d had all week.

Untitled

We took advantage of the opportunity to eat outside.

Untitled

Untitled

Here are the amazing views from the restaurant patio.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Fancy toast and side of bacon.

Untitled

The most beautiful French toast I’d ever laid eyes on.

Untitled

Here’s a close up photo. It was as delicious as it was beautiful.

Untitled

Brian explaining the different jams.

We really enjoyed our week at Hotel Xcaret and loved staying in the Casa Fuego building. Every detail of our stay was amazing. We will definitely go back!

No Comments

Breakfast at La Trajinera

Posted on December 26, 2019 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

Pictures of our fancy breakfast at La Trajinera.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

I think I meant to take a picture of the potatoes but missed. LOL.

No Comments

Dinner at Las Cuevas

Posted on December 21, 2019 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

Untitled

This is one of the amazing restaurants at Hotel Xcaret. The restaurant is set inside caves carved out of peninsula rock, which made for a unique setting and fabulous views like the one below.

Untitled

Picture of Becca below while we were waiting for Justin, Tina, and Jay. Justin and Tina got lost on the way (not hard to do because the resort is vast and maze-like) so Jay went to rescue them.

Untitled

The three of us were left to take a bunch of pics while we waited for the rest of our party. Here’s a pic of Brian.

Untitled

This one is of the three of us.

Untitled

We had a great table, toward the outside, with an amazing view of the lagoon and other caves across the way.

Untitled

Soup, salad, appetizers and other starters were served buffet-style while servers came around to your table with the different meats.

Untitled

I was too busy enjoying the food so this is the only pic I got. They came to our table several times though with all types of meat.

Untitled

Here are some pictures of the amazing buffet set up.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Besides the food buffet, there was also a booze buffet.

Untitled

Untitled

The all-female mariachi band performed at the restaurant the same night we were there. They were in different outfits this time but I recognized their voices even without seeing them.

Untitled

Untitled

I took several pics. They probably thought I was stalking them.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Here’s a short clip of their performance.

When I went to the restroom, I found them eating in one of the private dining rooms. They were nice enough to let me get a group pic.

Untitled

In terms of food pics, this is all I got. Since it was a buffet, my place was pretty much just a mishmash of stuff. Everything was good and I enjoyed dinner immensely. My only regret was that I didn’t have as much of an appetite because it seemed like we had just finished eating only a couple of hours before.

Untitled

I felt like all we did was eat on this trip. And, of course, celebrate.

Everything is pretty over the top at this resort so instead of ordinary birthday candles they have put a Roman candle like flare in your dessert.

Untitled

Here it is without the candle. That’s all for tonight. Until next time. GNG.

No Comments

Dinner at La Trajinera

Posted on December 18, 2019 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

We were starving after our day at Xenses and we were also a little bit giddy. Even the monsoon couldn’t dampen our fun during dinner at La Trajinera.

Here are some pictures of the food we enjoyed.

Untitled

This was the freshest and most delicious shrimp ceviche.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Jay got some octopus which I did not try.

Untitled

Here’s Jay trying to feed everyone octopus.

And then this silliness happened.

The cake was delicious, by the way. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it.

Untitled

Here are some pics of the cake before it was decimated.

Untitled

But that wasn’t the only cake. We also enjoyed this one.

Untitled

We enjoyed a lot of great food on this trip. I ate way too much. It was no surprise that I had gained over five pounds by the time we returned. But I have no regrets. #YOLO

No Comments

« Older Entries «