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I'm hoping this is a good thing as several people have approached me in the grocery store (people I do not know) and said "Taste of Playa, si?" gesturing toward my ever present TOP baseball cap. "Bueno, bonito, barato!" they exclaim enthusiastically! I smile in return and nod my head. "Si, si. Gracias por venir." I reply in my very best, most polite Spanish. Read More...
Are you in Playa del Carmen for Thanksgiving this year? How about spending your day on the beach instead of in the kitchen. Wicky's Restaurant and Beach Club has a fabulous menu planned for the day that is hard to pass up. Read More...
This past Monday, Chef John Gray opened his kitchen at the crack of dawn and started his team prepping for the inauguration of his new breakfast menu! John Gray's Downtown in Cancun has been open for breakfast for a few months now and attracting quite a following among the stylish professionals in this crazy coastal resort city. Finally, with high season closing in quickly, it was time to bring Chef Gray's signature breakfast creations to his Playa del Carmen venue, John Gray's Place in Calle Corozon. Read More...
Last weekend, Rob and I were invited to a special evening hosted by Chef and friend, John Gray, at his flagship restaurant in Puerto Morelos. A "degustacion" menu had been planned and we were to be amongst the first to try some of his newest Read More...
This weekend, we decided a quiet beach day was in order so, on Saturday, we piled everyone in the truck and headed 30 minutes south to our favorite spot in Akumal. Depending on our destination of choice, I sometimes pack a cooler for these impromptu beach Read More...
Last week, Wicky's Restaurant and Beach Club played host to a beach party and BBQ feast to celebrate Labor Day. Rob and I brought the kids to the beach and met up with some of our friends to enjoy the day. The BBQ was delicious (and I know as I made Read More...
The Riviera Maya's own celebrity Chef, John Gray has cooked up a truly unique and enticing "degustacion" menu for the patrons of his first and signature restaurant, John Gray’s Kitchen in Puerto Morelos. This Saturday, September 11, Read More...
When I got the call on Friday night, I was curious. Isac Bermann, son of legendary Playa restaurateurs Per Langoe and Lena Bermann ( Babes Noodles and Bar ), was having what he referred to as a "test" dinner at his new restaurant. Having achieved Read More...
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Recently, Wicky's Restaurant and Beach Club played host to a group of the Riviera Maya's top chefs, a squad of culinary masters representing some the region's finest luxury resorts. Wicky's Chef Pepe Barientos was joined by Chef Humberto Read More...
After the fabulous tequila tasting and dinner at Hacienda Tres Rios, Kay Walten (www.Locogringo.com) and I shuttled the group downtown for a short tour of a few of the Playa del Carmen restaurants and bars participating in the Taste of Playa 2010 culinary event. Read More...
If I am not mistaken, I think that Babes on Calle 10 was one of the very first restaurants we ate in before we moved to Playa del Carmen six years ago. It came with high praise on the local message board, www.playa.info, and with good reason. The owners, originally from Sweden, have put every ounce of their energy, creativity and enthusiasm into the restaurant, its design and its menu. Read More...
When you think of The John Gray Restaurant Group do you immediately think of posh high end venues with fancy wine lists and haute cuisine? If so, you may want to pay a visit to Chef Gray's laid back, seaside eatery, La Suegra in Puerto Morelos. La Read More...
The name aside, when you go for a meal at La Cueva del Chango, one of Playa del Carmen most recognized and best loved restaurants, you don't really expect to be sharing a meal with regional primates. But, that's just what happened this week when Read More...
“Over the ocean and through immigration to Grandmother’s house we go…” That’s right, the kids are off to visit Grandma in the States, their first trip flying solo. They are excited. We are excited. They will spend a week Read More...
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