Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mexico: Day Five and Six

Thursday was our serene and quiet day. The thick clouds rolled in, but provided us with an amazing sunrise.

We each had a wonderful 50 minute massage followed by lunch in the bistro overlooking the ocean (tortilla soup and fresh salads) then a three hour nap. Did I mention how much hard work vacation is?
We racked our brains for a dinner spot and after consulting Trip Advisor, stumbled upon a recommendation that I remembered from our encounter with Mr. and Mrs. Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Alcaravea Gourmet, is a little neighborhood Italian gem with great food, reasonable prices and awesome ambiance. The chef's are dressed up with tall white hats and their food presentation is out of this world. Our meal included:

Stuffed Mushrooms Provencial: Large button mushrooms stuffed with herbs, tomatoes, capers and artichoke hearts then smothered with cheese and broiled

Catch of the Day: Sea Bass Milan; pan fried with a gorgonzola cream, basil sauce
Chicken with a basil cream sauce with parmesan and pine nuts
Each entree came with a beautiful and fresh garden salad and a basket of toasted garlic bread. With a glass of Chardonnay each, our bill came to $54

Friday was our last full day. Once amazing sunrise, breakfast cooked in our room and heavy clouds!! Instead of a full day at the pool, we got cleaned up and headed into town....walked along the beach and tried some new places to people watch.

Nikki Beach Club (good Chardonnay....bad clouds)

Our send-off dinner was at Maro's Shrimp House. If it's not the food that keeps us coming's our wonderful friends (oh...and the bulldogs).

Saturday our journey home begins....back to reality with wonderful memories.

I'll do a wrap up Smilebox later in the week!