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Friday night we enjoyed another dinner prepared by Chef Cindy Pawlcyn. This was the Tobin James Blue Moon Dinner. :) They saved the best for last!!
The courses were paired with the line of Blue Moon Reserve wines. Below are some pictures of the menu, food and wine.
Below are the fancy and really delicious cheese puffs.
Below is a picture of the duck breast that was paired with the Blue Moon Cabernet. Totally awesome pairing.
I had lamb chops one more time on this trip!! YAY. This was incredible paired with the Blue Moon Zinfandel.
Below is a picture of my mom, Sandy, and Penny with Chef Pawlcyn. As you can see the wine was flowing.
Debbie and I are enjoying our blue moon reserves.
Oh and who doesn't like a Hazelnut Truffle Tart? My favorite dessert of the trip. This was paired with the Liquid Love. I was in a chococoma.
A highlight of the trip for me was passing by Nevis around midnight with a full moon lighting the mountains. The ship was so close to the island you could hear the waves crashing on the shore. It was very special. I tried to take a picture but it doesn't do the scenery any justice.
I loved the bar staff. They were always smiling and having a good time.
The picture above is one of my favorite pictures with the guys and their mullets. :) Louie (spelling?...Morgan tell me if I'm wrong) was rocking his most of the week.
Below are some pictures from our day on the ship. I spent most of the day lounging at the back of the ship by the pool/hot tubs and watching all the gorgeous scenery. I started the day by drinking Tobytinis. (Blend of the sparkling wine and liquid love)
The wines being poured on Friday (At Sea) included:
It has been a BUSY couple of weeks. St. Pattys Day/NCAA tourney/Cocoa Beach Food and Wine festival. I have been watching NCAA basketball like it is my job. My bracket is ....meh. Who thought Morehead State was going to beat Louisville??
So back to posting pics from the cruise. :) Oh and this weekend is the BIG wine tasting at Tobin James Winery....we wish we were there.
Here are some pictures from the lovely millionaire's playground that is St. Barths. We spent the day at the Nikki Beach Club.
I recently found out that this is where Beyonce performed a controversial concert for Gaddafi's son, Hannibal. (nice name)
This club was VERY posh....like very posh. They had white beds on the beach and it cost us about $25 to rent a chair and umbrella for the day. We kinda spoiled ourselves. Right across the bay from us was the exclusive Eden Rock Hotel. Below are the pictures.
Below are links to wine news. Check out some of the latest wine news.
NOTE: Relating to the first news story --> I have known this since I was in 5th grade. This was my 5th grade science project. I played classical music to plants in one room for an entire month and rock music to plants in another room for a month. The plants in the room with classical music grew taller and survived. The plants in the rock room were wilting and died. I should have invented this....damn. lol
Exactly two weeks ago I was sitting on the beach in Virgin Gorda drinking a beer and enjoying The Baths. Virgin Gorda is located in the British Virgin Islands. The island is becoming more popular but still maintains small island charm. The Baths are the biggest tourist attraction on the island. They are pretty gorgeous and totally different from the normal beach scene.
The only thing I can compare The Baths to would be Cooper's Rock State Forest in West Virginia. The hike down to the beach looked exactly like some of the hiking trails at Cooper's Rock. (lots of big rocks and caves and such)
Below is a picture of the local taxis.
Below is a picture from the top of The Baths looking down at the beach.
Here is a picture of the trail down to the beach.
Here are some pictures of the beach itself and The Baths. We mostly hung out at the beach and the Poor Man's Bar. I did get to watch a local give a bird ice cream. The bird loved it. It was a bit weird.
After we left the beach we went to the harbor and had some drinks before returning to the ship. Spanish Town is a great little harbor with a small bar.
That night we circled around Wind Surf's sister ship, the Wind Spirit. The setting for this couldn't have been more beautiful. The sun was setting and a full moon was out.
We had dinner at the specialty restaurant Degrees. The food there was so delicious. I had veal but the lamb chops looked great as well. This was paired with more amazing Tobin James wines. There is another picture of the desserts paired with the Blue Moon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Here is a list of the wines we were drinking on this day:
* Cabernet Sauvignon, Blue Moon Reserve (one of my favorites)