Dinner was at Toni’s Surf and Turf, arguably the most popular restaurant at the Grand. The vast majority of the dinners we have had here have been very good. For the most part we stick with the Surf and Turf. I have been known to order Surf and Surf or just the Turf. I’ve also tried the lamb, chicken and Aracherra. The Aracherra is very good. And really, sometimes you just need a break from filet mignon.
We enjoyed a nice Cabernet Sauvignon.
We were seated on the lower level, by the window, which gave us great ocean views while the light was still good.
Our waiter was Domingo. We both ordered the surf and turf. I ordered my turf medium rare, but it ended up being more rare than medium. We both ordered the tomato salad, which was just sliced tomatoes with a couple of slices of onion on top. One plate had this luscious, juicy, red tomato, the other had this pathetic, half green, dry tomato. We got quite a chuckle out of that and ended up just sharing the good one.
I wasn’t too hungry tonight, so the food may have been better than I remember. For dessert I ordered the famous (for it’s name) “Bacon From Heaven.” It’s actually a heavy flan.
Zung got the Apple custard, which didn’t seem to have any custard to it. Maybe the custard was with the bacon?
After dinner we decided to go to the Lobby Bar. Zung ordered his first mojito of the trip.
I had a Mexicano shooter.
When we returned to our room we found that not only had we received Turn-Down service, but there was a chilled bottle of champagne in honor of our anniversary. We were pretty toasted by this point, so decided to save it for tomorrow.
We were enjoying our trip immensely. Doing a whole lot of nothing is exactly what we needed. Tomorrow would be another busy day of it. I didn’t know it yet, but I was going to meet the man of my dreams.