Saturday, January 19, 2013

EDR - The Food Part 1

You guys overwhelmingly voted for the food as the topic of my next wedding-related post. Ask and you shall receive!!

I've mentioned one of the priorities for our wedding/resort choice was the food. Neither my husband or I wanted average buffet food. El Dorado Royale (and all of the Karisma resorts) bill themselves as Gourmet Inclusive - and that is an accurate statement!!!

So let's take a food tour through EDR. This post includes photos we took while we grazed during our stay:

These dishes were from their Mexican restaurant - Rincon. Admittedly, it wasn't our favorite, but it wasn't bad, just not great.

The starters were good:
Calamari - some of the best I've had!

Duck confit

Sweet corn & pepper chowder - this was yummy too!

This was my DH's lunch one day - I think it was a fish quesadilla. This was from Las Olas - which is a little lunch spot in the Casitas 31 buildings. They had yummy wraps, paninis and smoothies too!

My caprese panini

My DH's roasted duck panini

Our absolute favorite restaurant was D'Italia Casitas. here are a few reasons why:
My DH's double portion of seared tuna

My beef carpaccio (sooo tender!)


osso bucco  (veal shank)

and my favorite dessert - chocolate surprise and bailey's ice cream. I was happy with just the ice cream!

we were lucky enough to have a candle light dinner on the beach one night, thanks to our amazing travel agent Pammy!

Aside from the alto sax serenade - to Bohemian Rhapsody no less! - it was really wonderful.

spinach salad w/ mango

lobster cappuccino - this was amazing!!!

my DH's crispy skin chicken

my filet with potatoes au gratin (they were soooo yummy)

and our lovely dessert

and another lovely dessert that our favorite waiter at D'Italias Casitas brought us on our last night in Mexico:

One other neat tidbit - there's a huge greenhouse at EDR and they grow the vegetables (and many fruit) that are used at the Karisma resorts in the area. They are big on going green, which I really loved!

We never expected the food and artistry we saw coming out of those kitchens at a resort. It was one of the factors that sold us on the All Inclusive experience - although EDR has certainly spoiled us with their high quality!!

The next post will highlight the food from our wedding events - the welcome dinner and our reception dinner.

Happy eating!!

1 comment:

  1. That chocolate surprise was *almost* too rich for me, but the ice cream was amazing. In fact, the next time I dined there, I asked for just the ice cream. The food was incredible, and some of my favorite snacks came from The Healthy Bar.