February 24, 2010 by Sarah S.
Oh freakin’ boy.
So we’re finally back from Puerto Rico, and I’m sick just like I’m sick after EVERY plane ride these days. It’s ridiculous. Upsetting. WRONG. I’ve been neti-potting and Umcka-ing all day, in the hopes that tomorrow morning I will wake well enough to at least get some kind of work out in. I don’t have a whole lot of time to play with, people! That wedding is a-comin’!
Anyhow, because the weather in PR was disastrous (read: cloudy, windy, rainy, cold) we didn’t soak up the rays like we anticipated, and I have decided to blame that as the reason for my terrible eating over the weekend. I just couldn’t keep it together! And you know how it is, you start rolling down the hill, and… you just keep rolling… till you hit the bottom get home. Some delicious highlights:
As you may have noticed, the trend here is basically fried, fried, and sugary. So, yes, my body was in complete and utter SHOCK. It was like, why would you do this to me, lady? I did make a couple Green Monsters while there, but honestly… They got lost in a sea of cafe con leches and other bad bad things. Whatever. I’m back and it’s time to get seriously back on the nutritional wagon. More on that later, let’s get back to the food.
One of the main reasons we went to Puerto Rico was to finalize the vegetarian menu. My side of the family are lacto-ovo vegetarians, meaning they eat dairy and eggs. Some do not eat eggs, however. Trickiness. Normally the options are weddings are, eggplant parm or a pasta dish, and I wanted something more delicious, that still kept a little of the Caribbean vibe. Well, let’s just say I got what I wanted!
The portions look like tiny appetizers, but they will be bigger in real life, the chef made them “tasting” size. Thanks, chef. (sticks out tongue)
First, we started with Eggplant rolls with goat cheese and balsamic drizzle. The flavor was amazing, a little smokey, a little sweet, totally decadent. The thinness of the eggplant was delicious, too, it made a nice contrast to the creaminess of the goat cheese.
Next was a sweet plantain and asparagus “lasagna.” This, admittedly, had a custard bottom made from eggs, but I’m told it’s not a problem to make it without the eggs. So no problemo! Also, I must have deleted the picture.
Last, was something they called a Vegetable Rataouille. It was delicious in its flaky pastry crust!
Along with these three options, there will be a vegetable fried rice (delicious) and a salad with fried local cheese and citrus vinaigrette, which I tasted a few months back and died over. All in all, my guests are going to be eating quite well! So phew, cross that off the list.
I had wanted to take some beautiful pictures of the venue to show you guys, but alas, it was pouring the entire time we were there, so I didn’t do it. What the heck, right?
I’m super tired now, so I will be back later or tomorrow with more on the PR trip, because it was quite the …event. 🙂
I missed reading all the bloggies! I feel like I’ve been gone for years!