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Dinner at Las Cuevas

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This one is of the three of us.

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

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

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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.

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Here are some pictures of the amazing buffet set up.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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This was the freshest and most delicious shrimp ceviche.

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Jay got some octopus which I did not try.

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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.

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

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

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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

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My Hotel Xcaret Birthday Cakes

Posted on December 17, 2019 by under Food and Drink.    

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Jay and Becca told the hotel we were celebrating my birthday on the trip and they delivered a beautiful and equally delicious cake to our room one night.

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I was so full from dinner that all I could manage was a bite.

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It was the most amazing white cake I’d ever tasted. It was kind of like a tres leches cake but not as wet. I still regret not eating all of it.

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Might have to go back and celebrate another special occasion to have another shot at this cake. It was that good. LOL.

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The next night we had another delicious cake delivered along with a bottle of red wine. This time it was from our butlers.

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This cake was also amazing and I also couldn’t eat all of it.

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There was delicious food at every turn. We would indulge every night at dinner so we would be too full by the time we retired to our room. Too full to enjoy the delicious cakes that were delivered for us.

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So much great food. So little time. Will just have to back. Until next time. GNG.

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Dinner at Cantina Los Faroles

Posted on December 9, 2019 by under Food and Drink, Travel.    

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Our first dinner experience at Hotel Xcaret was at Cantina Los Faroles, one of literally a dozen amazing restaurants at the resort.

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The restaurant had a fun ambiance and some really unique touches like hundreds of lanterns hanging from the ceiling and saddle bar stools.

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Brian said they are surprisingly comfortable.

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I took pics of the fancy menu.

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Here’s the specialty drink menu.

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Here are some pics of our food.

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The food might have been a tad too frou frou for our group. LOL. Everything was beautifully plated and just so fancy.

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The restaurant is so fancy that they have a man who comes to each table and makes fresh guacamole. You get to tell him what you want in it.

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Here’s a quick table selfie.

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The night we were there, they had this wonderful all female mariachi band performing. These ladies were amazing!

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We had a great experience on our first day overall with our late lunch at El Mercado, some late night swimming, and then our delicious dinner at La Cantina. Come back for more vacation recap next time. Until then, GNG.

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Vora European Restaurant

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

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Earlier this month Jenni took me to a new European restaurant and bought me lunch for my birthday. I was pretty excited that she picked Vora because I’d never been there before.

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The restaurant is located in College Hill and is super nice inside.

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We were the first ones there that day.

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Here are some pictures of our food.

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Jenni had the mussels with truffle fries.

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I had schnitzel with cabbage and a potato pancake.

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The food was delicious, service was great, and I loved the quite, elegant ambiance. I think Brian would enjoy this place too. I will have to take him on our next date night. Until then, GNG.

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