Thursday, September 12, 2013

Local Flavor


It was Sunday night in Punta Gorda, Belize.  And we had driven by almost every restaurant in town.  And they were all closed.  Except for Gorimers.  We hadn't eaten there yet.  Even though the tourist book mentioned it as having some of the best food in P.G.  Well, it was now or never. 

 Nobody else was there.  But in Belize that doesn't mean anything.  The owner turned out to be an amazing character.  A Rastafarian originally from St. Lucia.  He had a huge pile of dread locks that he tried to keep coiled up in a big hat.  But it was so heavy he kept having to pull it up.  And he talked with us for a long time after our meal.  It turned out to be one of those vacation memories that you treasure.  He didn't serve alcohol. And we just happened to have Flor # 5 in our back pack.  Hmmm.  Strange?  Well, not for us.  It was all, "No problem man" for us to serve ourselves with our own liquor.  He brought out a weird juice concoction that he harvested from his own tree to mix it with.  He said he was one of the only people who had figured out how to make it palatable.  Ha!  He called it Blengie juice.  I think.   

The veggie lasagna

The Garlic Shrimp

The food wasn't my favorite taste from P.G.  But it was still very tasty.  And with the best kind of life seasoning, life enriching after taste.

Flor de Cana # 5 for Random 5 Friday


1) Flor # 5 keeps vacation memories alive.

2) Flor # 4.  Drink too much and you'll end up on the floor.

3) Flor # 7.  Do they make an eleven?

4) Flor # 18.  Savour it with ice and don't serve it to any teens.

5) Flor # 21.  You've eluded me.  But you sure sound fun! 

15 comments:

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Yummi!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The food looks amazing.

When we were in Belize I was 9 weeks pregnant with Pierce. We bought a bottle of their infamous cashew wine and brought it home, to drink after Pierce was born. By the time we remembered and opened it a year and a half later, it was SO nasty. Not sure if it went rancid over time or if it was just that gross to begin with!

Sharon Wagner said...

My husband thought it was nasty fresh. Ha!

DJan said...

What an adventure! And you had your own libation to join what looks to be a great repast! :-)

ladyfi said...

The veggie lasagne looks delicious.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What a wonderful memory! I enjoy talking to interesting people unexpectedly like that. The food looks delish!

Tanya Breese said...

a memory you'll never forget!

Nancy said...

Such an interesting memory you shared, Sharon -- love how laid back Mr. Rasta was/is. Fun post!

Mary said...

What a cool memory! Always travel with the most important items, 'cause you just never know!

Snap said...

sounds like belize was an adventure in more ways than one. i agree with mary ... always travel with the most important things!!!!!

Lynn said...

I've never heard of flor#5 and I'd love to visit Belize

Ramble Ann said...

What an adventure!

Linda Hensley said...

Mmm and it sounds like a great experience. Keep traveling and sharing your experiences!

Donald Urness said...

I love it when things like that happen Belize is still on my bucket list. Since it is hard to get away during school we usually end up going north, east or west during the summer.

Pat Tillett said...

What a great memory for you. The fact that the food was good, was a bonus.