Special Beach Dinner

Karen and I were now properly hydrated. We were now hungry and went to Las Brisa for lunch. I ordered the Tournedos and french fries, hot and crispy! My Tournedos didn’t look like it usually did, but it sure was tasty. They serve the beef on a little pile of veggies. I never eat them, but it’s nice to know I could if I wanted to. I would most certainly have a cucumber mojito later on in the evening and I didn’t want to overdose on vegetables.

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I cannot tell you how happy I am that they have gotten the good french fries back. It feels like world order has been restored.

After lunch we returned to the beach. Although it was somewhat cool and rather windy, I did manage to get in some tanning time. Not enough though. This is a pathetic tan after a week in Mexico.

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At 5 we go up to our room to get showered and ready for our beach dinner, which is at 6:30.

It is a full moon tonight.

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We look pretty good for two babes in their 50’s. At least we do after we have applied the lotions and potions and sprays and push up bras and Spanx.

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Look at my BFF rockin’ her some heels!

I brought these pleather pants and was glad I decided to wear them for our outside dinner. My dresses tend to the shorter side and I was going to appreciate the warmth these would provide.

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Our concierge called at 6:40 and said they were ready for us, which was a very nice way of saying we were late.

Raul, the head butler was waiting to escort us to our beach dinner. It is windy, as these beach dinners often are, but it was not ridiculous.

It was so pretty.

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Our flower kept blowing away, but it was pretty too.

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Raul left us in the capable hands of José, who was our waiter for the evening.

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Everything was so pretty and it was so nice, so special and very much appreciated. I wanted someone to pinch me because I felt like I was dreaming. It was all so amazing.

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They brought the champagne. It was a Frexinet in a gold bottle. It’s one of the ones you normally have to pay extra for. More special!

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It was a four course meal and our first course was “Salmon dices.” It was decent.

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The next course was pheasant magret, one of my favorites and is absolutely delish. It has sadly been taken off the new L’Atelier menu (check out the Maps and Menus page for both that and the new Venecia menus).

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José brings our entrees. We make him wait before the unveiling, so we can take a picture.

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It is the Lobster Thermidore. I have had this once before and not been that impressed, but it was quite delicious tonight.

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For our final course, they served Apple Tarte Tatin for dessert.

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The beach dinners have several options. You have a choice of a set menu for the four courses, but each person can choose a different menu from those available. Karen and I chose the same menu.  I can’t tell you what the price is since I did not pay for it.

They light the wooden boardwalk to the table with lights and luminarias. They may have more than one dinner going at a time. If you are here for a special occasion it is definitely worth checking out.

We thanked José and gave him a big tip that included both pesos and dollars (roll eyes), making sure we handed it to him so it didn’t blow away in the wind.

Our tummies full of delicious food, we make our way to the Lobby bar, which is hopping tonight. It’s our last night, we need to make it memorable.

 

 

 

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3 Responses to Special Beach Dinner

  1. Alexis says:

    I absolutely LOVE the dress Karen wore for the beach dinner…where did she get that??

  2. j says:

    Love your outfit for the beach dinner you look so pretty. Are you going back this summer

  3. shoediva50 says:

    Most certainly. And thank you.

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