It’s been over 3 months since the honeymoon, and we still talk about it often.
I realized I didn’t go into much detail about it in my last post, so I thought I should offer a little more info and lot more pictures!
Our time at the Valentin Imperial Maya in Cancun was just blissful. The weather was cool. The beach was picturesque. The drinks were tropically luscious. The staff was fantastic. Our hotel room was luxurious. The pools and lazy rivers were blue and peaceful. I could expound on all these things, but the most memorable and exciting part of our trip was the INCREDIBLE food.
My apologies for the rest of this blog post to anybody’s who’s currently dieting. 🙂
THE FOOD. It was absolutely UNREAL delicious.
It’s a blessing and a curse that I married someone who loves eating and experiencing food like I do. We indulged, treated ourselves, were completely spoiled…. and we felt no guilt at all. Hey, you only get one honeymoon, people!!
We were so excited to try authentic Mexican dishes, but we were pleasantly surprised by all kinds of international meals that knocked our socks off. We were on cuisine cloud nine.
Let me mention that this was an all-inclusive resort, so these meals that could have easily been worth $30+ a plate were essentially free. And the 24/7 room service was free.
I’m just gonna let the pictures do the rest of the talking for me.
PREPARE YOUR SALIVA GLANDS.
Raspberry foam in dark chocolate
Grouper au gratin on potato, roasted spinach & pine nuts, with squid ink oil
Thai crusted salmon and coconut jasmine rice
Shrimp and quail confit salad with apple and balsamic glaze
Seafood cannelloni with bechamel sauce
These were called “Fried Tacos” … But ummm, taquitos.
This was the most delicious thing I ate while there– the meal I always think about. And I wasn’t even the one who ordered it!! I just got a bite.
Wine-marinated filet mignon with a balsamic glaze and a rosemary apple potato stack
Incredible creme brulee
Fois gras … very gross.
Crusted French onion soup
Flank steak (and other stuff) for room service
Spinach curry sag
Brunch in bed.
Escargot in a burgundy cream sauce
Bruschetta with parmesan cheese and pesto
Steak medallions with gorgonzola cream sauce, rosemary and basil, and rice pilaf
Amazing chocolate mousse.
Shellfish risotto with fennel and squid ink oil
Jonathan preparing for the meal… and some amazing pico de gallo, guacamole, and Mexican cheese.
Roasted duck leg canard with a rosemary sweet potato puree
Roasted duck and coconut jasmine rice
Sauteed vegetables, sirloin steak, and shrimp
The best sushi ever.
Stuffed eggplant with balsamic glaze and pesto
I don’t remember what all was in this dessert, but it was like almonds, citrus, dark chocolate…
Fried sea bass with jalapeno aioli
We ordered breakfast before even getting out of bed.