When I first planned a trip to Provo in September, I thought I may be crazy (hurricanes, everything is closed)...but the crazy deals lured us back, and here we are.
We got here Friday (upgraded to first class on USAirways..sweet) and called to see if we could get on the sunset sail aboard The Atabeyara, and we did. It was a nice way to start our week, sipping rum punch, meeting new people, sailing up Grace Bay...ahhhh.
On the way back to Royal West Indies, we grabbed an always awesome dinner at Flamingos/Ricky's of curried Grouper for me and Grouper Creole for Dash. It was perfect, and the place was pretty busy too.
Two new words/phrases I learned on this forum are aqualicious bliss (from camke), and sloth (from that prego lady). That was yesterday. Weather is perfect...hot, calm, water is warm, ocean is flat. We slothed in our lounge chairs and stared at the aqualicious bliss all day. And it was good. : )
Once we dragged ourselves off the beach, we made a rez at the new Beach House restaurant to see what kind of food Chef Eric was putting out. We did cocktails first at The Deck at Seven Stars to see the sunset and listened to Daniel from Nada solo for a while. He is such a talented guy!
The old Simba, now Beach House restaurant at what used to be Turks and Caicos Club looks great! It's a bummer they are back by the pool instead of by the beach, but they did a great job with the renovations. The menu leans to French, not my favorite type of food, but everything was well prepared. Service was French style, so all plates land on the table in meticulous unison. There was a fried brie amuse bouche that was excellent, and a watermelon shot/pallet cleanser thrown in for free too. I had the Conch Extravaganza app, which was very good. Especially the curried conch presented in a little steamer basket. I had the Bourride seafood stew for main which was not the best choice I could have made since it was a little too light on flavor for me, but everything was cooked perfectly. Dash had the tenderloin which included some shortrib raviolis and it was also good. We shared the sorbet selection for dessert which was six different flavors and it was also very good. So one app, two mains, one dessert, two glasses wine, tea and the total after taxes and service charge (before extra tip) was $163. Not cheap, but for those looking for something a little different on the higher end, go. It's good.
So more aqualicious bliss and sloth on the agenda today. More later...