Dining at any of the Palace Resort properties is almost always exquisite. The freshness of the food. The quality of the presentation. The friendliness of the serving staff. The right sized portions. Everything.
If you're interested, here's what is tickling my palate while staying at the Moon Palace Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
I arrived 2 days prior to the BioGuard Dealers Enrichment Conference to catch up on some writing & grab a few hours of punctuated R & R. Friday's dinner was taken at the Marina Grill which features local Dominican cuisine and seafood. One of my absolute favorites types of cuisine. My thinking: if you're on a Caribbean island, why not eat fresh & local. The evening's appetizer was a plate of local calamari & Conch hush-puppies served over a bed of lightly thinly sliced, sauteed peppers & onions with a spoonful of dipping sauce to complete it.
Next up: Cream of Pumpkin soup. Creamy, smooth, delicious, savory.
The main course was a combination of Sea Bass & Shrimp. Beautiful presentation. Cooked to perfection with a very light sauce complimenting the two. On the side was rice & a garnish of green squash, carrot, yam & rice. Just a great combination. Served with a bottle of Trivento Argentine Chardonay, an absolutely lovely dinner.
Dessert? Went for a walk around the resort first & discovered "Must" a coffee & desert bar. Coconut Tart with a cup of rich & hearty Dominican coffee.
Next up: Brazilian or Mexican. Leaning toward Brazilian as something different. Find out here...