We booked in for a meal at 7:30pm in the hotels roof top restaurant but things started out badly and it got worse.
We ordered a soup each:
Pam sent her dish back and replaced it with a chicken stock soup and it was good.
I had ordered a salad with Scallops. The scallops we have seen in Mexico are pitiful things like we see in NZ from China. My dish has about 4 or 5 of these – in fact they looked like they had been cut in half and were overcooked.
I called the waiter over and sent the dish back, saying that this was the worst scallop dish I had every seen. I then remembered that I had ordered the Tuna as a main course as well so I jumped up and went over to the bar where they were inspecting my dish and told them to cancel my Tuna as well.
They were apologetic but I was not interested in any more of their food for me at all. The restaurant manager came over and apologised and offered me something else I still said no.
Then they brought the chef to me to apologise to me for the cooking quality.
Pam had a duck dish which she enjoyed although she did not eat it all.
In the end they did not charge us anything even though I offered to pay for what we had.
Later in the room about 9:45pm we get a call from the reception saying that someone it outside our door. I get up and see the restaurant manager again - he has come with a place for fresh fruit and apologised again.
I was a bit rough on them when I sent the food back.
We decided to visit the local food market called La Merced Market to see what it was about – it is not too far from the hotel – about 1.6 km so we walked to it.
A pretty busy place with almost 100% of the people local Mexicans. Prices were quite cheap for most food products especially Chillies. I bought 1/2KG of dried chillies so who knows if this will be allowed into NZ.
Each day the resort has a special drink just for the day. Here is a list of the drinks over the week we were here.
|Date||Alcoholic Drink||Non Alcoholic Drink|
|April 6||Coco Maya |
Vodka, White Run, Coconut Cream, Triple Sec, Grenadine, Lemonade & Xtabentun
Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Banana and Grenadine
|April 7||Banana Sexi |
Coffee Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Coconut Cream and Banana
Orange Juice, Guava Syrup, Grapefruit Juice and Grenadine
|April 8||Excellence Dreams |
Peach Liqueur, Tequila, Triple Sec, White Rum and Guava Syrup
Mango, Orange Juice, Lime Juice and Grenadine
|April 9||Sea Breeze |
Vodka, Grapefruit Juice and Cranberry Juice
Banana, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Grenadine and Coconut Cream
|April 10||Medias De Seda |
Gin, White Cacao, Grenadine, Milk and Cinnamon
Mango, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Grenadine
|April 11||Almenda Tostada |
Amaretto Liqueur, Coffee Liquor, Milk and Cinnamon
Pineapple Juice, Coconut Cream and Grenadine
|April 12||Sombrero |
Coffee Liqueur, Tequilla, Milk and Cinnamon
Pineapple Juice, Coconut Cream and Grenadine
Most of the drinks I find to sweet so I did not try that many this time.
One of the planned activities was a Kitchen Tour – there were about 16 of us on the tour.
It was interesting how it works out the back.
They use 500KG per day of Fruit & Vegetables and about 250 KG of Red Meat and 250KG of White Meat per day.
Along with fish and the hundreds of breads and rolls and deserts and ice-cream all made in house it is quite a large operation.
The day started off with breakfast along with 5 glasses of bubbles each – these waiters – they love to feed you up on booze.
How to make Margarita class – so a couple of Margaritas before lunch.
A few more drinks at lunch
Just before dinner – some cocktails – a Pineapple Margarita.
Then a Caesar special (Caesar is a bartender at the Martini bar who Pam likes to think of the Energizer Bunny). I asked for a Apple Martini and < 20 seconds later there it was. He is like this every time you see him. He remembered me from being here 2 years ago and he was like that then as well.
So I think I had 4 margaritas there, and Pam had a couple of Mojitos
Dinner we had a Pineapple Margarita again. I tried a white wine but did not like it so had to settle in for the reds. 3 reds Pam tells me.
We flagged the concert and I crashed in a few seconds of getting back to the room.
What a boozy day – cost $0
Off to get some breakfast - so who knows what the day will bring.
We came back from a day resting near the pools to this on our bed.
We decided to go to the Lobster House for dinner last night (no reservations required)
We had a great location for dinner overlooking the pool from our table.
We both ordered Clam Chowder which was just Yummy. We then ordered grilled lobster and they delivered 3 plates because one was a bit small.
A glass of bubbles and all was great….