Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Colombian Grace

I have long wanted to try this place on petronia Street in Bahama Village and I finally got to go.

My wife and I shared a  starter which was a sort of soup of calamari in a tomato sauce with a pile of white rice in the middle of the bowl. It was excellent.
After that the meal took a pause got to work on our two main dishes. The sangria was good too, a decent quality red wine, not too sweet with finely ground fruit made it unusual and easy to sip. We did a lot of that as the main course took it's  sweet time showing up.  It was fine we were in no hurry.
 My wife and I visited the Colombian Island of San Andres when we were sailing the Western Caribbean and we reminisced about it as we waited for our main course. I didn't remember but my wife reminded me that in Colobia we always got soup with our meals. True enough, unlike other Central American countries Colombia was the land of the soup. We used to eat out a lot as meals ashore cost less than two dollars each usually, and even my wife, an avid cook agreed it was cheaper to eat ashore when we were near a town.   

The picture above shows  my wife's  main course a fish stew Colombian style. I had never seen anything like it in Latin American cuisine, a milky cream chowder with molten bubbling cheese on top. It was delicious and rich and filling.

My  main course was what I called "breakfast-for-dinner" and consisted of a series of different items beautifullyund the plate: rice, beans, eggs, plantains sweet and savory, avocado, sausage and steak, d cheese. It was perfect and quite filling.
It was a delightful meal, leisurely with a cheerfukl competent waiter and a pleasant atmosphere in the restaurant which filled as the evening progressed.
The bill came to $110 with tax and tip and was well worth the money. Dinner was an extravagance but as far as value for money goes it was all there. I look forward to retuom for dessert which is bound to be spectacular.

 Then we rounded out the evening with a visit to the Tropic. Excellent stuff all round.


Anonymous said...

I mentioned Colombian Grace to you several months ago. Glad you finally made it there. We really enjoy it.Never a bad meal and the servers are good. We uaslly sit outside since we really can't do that in NJ. Scooter Vic

Anonymous said...

I had a wonderful breakfast with my love there back in November. Thanks for the photos - I wasn't thinking about taking pictures at that time lol. Hope to get back there soon.

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