Jamaica (Wednesday, Day 4)

Wednesday, Day 4

I was exhausted Wednesday morning because I hadn’t slept much the night before, but I was able to get up and go to breakfast at The Bayside. Then, we spent the morning doing absolutely nothing on the beach, which was great, considering I was so tired. We had lunch at Bluefield’s. Again, we ordered the Bammie and the Ackie and this time, we also tried a Chicken Patty, though the “patty” was more like a dry dumpling instead of a “patty” like we know it. Eric had the Red Snapper Filet Sandwich and I had Curried Goat. Yes, I said goat. I had never had goat before, so I thought I would try it. The great thing about an all-inclusive resort is that if you don’t like what you order, you can order something else. However, the goat wasn’t bad, though it was spicy because of the curry. It tasted similar to beef. After lunch, we headed to the pool and then took a short nap on the beach bed. Then, we headed back to the room to get ready for dinner because we had been invited to the Returnee’s Dinner.

When you go back to Sandals after being there at least once, you are invited to a special dinner for only returning guests. We had debated going because we didn’t want to miss out on all the other restaurants but people on the forums insisted that this was the best meal they had all week, and I’m so glad we didn’t miss it. It was a 4-course meal and it was amazing. This is what we had:

South Coast Butter poach Lobster Medallion and Cheese Filled Ravioli with Lime Tarragon Beurre Blanc

Freshly nix Leaves of Lettuce accompanied with Charred Mango and Pineapple served with Vine Ripen Tomato and Red Wine reduction

Grilled rubbed Chicken Breast mounted on Pumpkin sweet Potato mash served with Coconut Shrimp Run-Down, seasonal Vegetables and Au-Jus

Spanish Flan with Peppercorn Biscotti and Strawberry Sauce

Blue Mountain Coffee or Tea

Of course, this was complete with wine! Even though I was still scared to eat as much as I wanted due to the previous night, I was still able to enjoy the meal. It was definitely the fanciest meal we’d ever had!

After dinner, we headed over to the Le Cabaret for White Night and the Chocolate Buffet. Each week, there is a White Night where people are invited to wear their best white clothes and there is a buffet of chocolate around 10 pm. It was supposed to be outside, but it had rained pretty hard earlier that evening, so they had to move things inside. The chocolate buffet was really nice but there wasn’t a whole lot left by the time we got to the buffet, but we probably didn’t need it anyway.

2 comments

  1. That’s really wierd, since we don’t eat it much here in the states. I mean, you see Lamb or Venison or something on the menu from time to time but that’s definitely not the same as Goat.

  2. Holly says:

    I learned from my field work partner yesterday that goat is the most widely consumed meat in the world. He raised goats on a farm near Bowling Green and sells them for meat. Who knew?

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