It wouldn’t be a Juniper Disco post without some good food photos. I cannot tell you how well we ate when we were in Jamaica. This should give you some idea …
Jerk chicken. The FIRST thing I ate. When we arrived, our room wasn’t ready so they told us to go get something to eat. The words were barely out of her mouth before we were sprinting down the stairs to the beach grill. So freaking good!
My favorite salad in the whole wide world! This caeser salad is prepared at the table and served in a parmesan cheese bowl and sprinkled with crispy proscuitto bits. The first time I had this I saved my cheese and proscuitto for last and the waiter tried to take it from me before I was done. I almost stabbed him with my fork. It’s that good.
My birthday lobster at the legendary Office of Nature (the real one — it’s the second one on the beach in Bloody Bay with the really rustic bar.) We watched the lobster pulled from the ocean. And watched it die. The Mr. said the people there were amazed I wasn’t shrieking when that knife sliced him in half. I’m hard core like that. I also watched them grill it and put almost an entire stick of butter on it. And then I ate it, sans forks, like a happy little kid. With my $3 Red Stripe.
Friday nights are Lobster Nights at the resort — we had two Fridays there. Yippee!
Apologies to the vegetarians … I actually had only a small bite of this. You all know my rule about not eating baby animals.
Spring rolls at Lychee.
So this is my absolute FAVORITE thing at breakfast. I know it’s only dough, but I LOVE IT!
Typical morning breakfast: french toast with syrup of the day, one piece of bacon, fried bammy (NOM!) , and fresh fruit and juice. Look at that papaya!
More morning fruit …
Curried conch — my first taste!
This year they switched out the self-serve-whenever-you-want corn chips for cassava chips. So yummy!
Chicken Balls Soup!
The desserts were ridiculous …
Fruit tempera (this one is banana.)
My second favorite drink, the Miami Vice.
Coconut water was available every morning.
This ended up being my favorite juice. It is not sour at all and has a nice mild sweetness to it.
The Mr. brought us One Nut shots … the top is milk frothed with tequila, rum cream is the second layer, and grenadine is on the bottom. Have to say it was pretty tasty!
A watermelon cooler —rum blended with watermelon, lime juice, and house-made pineapple ginger syrup — with the Rockhouse in the background.
And my favorite drink (and first of the trip), a Dirty Banana. It was always my first drink of the day at, um, 10:00 am when the swim-up bar opened. Luckily, we brought a huge bottle of rum cream home and found a great recipe that is pretty close to the real thing so we can have a little taste of Jamaica whenever we want.