Arrived in Barbados and sound.  Although I must admit the seats on Air Canada are a tad more comfortable.  There were no real delays to speak of, except de-icing in Toronto.  Landed and de-planed with the usual Barbados Bliss hitting us in the face as we descended the stairs of the plane to begin our adventure.  Picked up our luggage, hopped into a taxi and on our way to the Butterfly Beach Hotel.  Not a fancy place, but very clean, friendly staff and best of all, on the beach.

After our perfunctory and introductory rum punch while watching the ocean at sunset (yes, you can hate me now...), we got ready for dinner.  We met with some family and friends  and headed to The Tides in Holetown, St. James.  Highly recommend!  Fantastic food, spectacular view of the ocean right from just about any table and attentive staff.  We had drinks in the lounge before dinner - the mojitos were tart, sweet and delicious - good call Jan!

Our dinner was a leisurely affair.  We all wanted to soak in all the goodness that Barbados had to offer.  My starter was molasses cured Scottish salmon with a cucumber and dill salad.  Dale and several others enjoyed the mushroom and lobster risotto.  While the salmon sashimi was tender and delicious, the risotto was rich and earthy.  Beautful way to start the evening.

For our main course I had the blacked king fish, served with vegetable and mushroom risotto with a light white cream sauce.  Dale had the mahi mahi served with lemon, cashew and smoked bacon pilaf, seared asparagus and orange beurre blanc.  No complaints and clean plates all around.  Dessert we split a small apple tart tatin with vanilla ice cream.  We would love to make it back here - perhaps on our trip...which of course, I am already planning!

Today, after breakfast, and some beach exploring, we will head to the airport to catch our flight to Union.  Will keep you posted!



Although I didn't try it, Andrew's chargrilled tuna looked heavenly.

1 comment:

  1. So happy for your safe arrival, Jo!! This is such a great first entry about the trip. Thanks for sharing... although I am suddenly hungry, for food and for beaching. :)

    xo / tanja