A Girl & A Garnish

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A thirty-something’s adventure through the wild world of food.

Foodie Diary: Day One || Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Foodie Diary: Day One || Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

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Work hard, play hard is the only virtue to live by and what makes me really enjoy indulging in vacation! I'm spending the week with my family relaxing & most importantly - eating - at the all-inclusive Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall resort in Montego Bay. This is my first time in Jamaica & I plan to fully immerse in the food scene to make the most of my trip. Follow my foodie journey as I chronicle my dining adventures through a daily food diary...Location: Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall - Montego Bay, JamaicaDate: Monday, August 1st8:30 AM: Pre-Breakfast Coffee & MuffinRise & shine and ease into the day! As I waited for the rest of my family to wake up and get ready for breakfast, I decided to enjoy a cup of Jamaican coffee & banana-nut muffin from PotionZ Bar & Lounge back on the balcony of my room - a breakfast pre-game, if you will.IMG_0984.jpg10:00 AM: Breakfast BuffetBuffets are what all-inclusive resorts are most known for & ChoiceZ Buffet did not disappoint. Upon entering the restaurant, there was a Build Your Own Bloody Mary & Mimosa bar - which is the only way to start breakfast. Along the buffet, guests could find a variety of breakfast staples - omelettes, cereal, bacon - along with Jamaican fare like corn beef hash and porridge. As per usual, I went a bit overboard. I started with a made-to-order omelette and a medley of breakfast meats. Then I made my way back for round two for French toast - topped with brown sugar, syrup, & walnuts - to satisfy my sweet tooth.IMG_0986 (1).jpg2016-08-01 09.22.53.jpg2016-08-01 09.22.48.jpg2016-08-01 09.43.07.jpg2:00 PM: Poolside LunchAfter spending a couple of hours in the Caribbean Sea, lunch was well overdue. We headed over to the West End snack bar to re-charge & re-fuel. Since I had a heavy breakfast, I decided to keep lunch a bit lighter. I decided to go with a fresh grilled shrimp skewer and chicken patty - another Jamaican staple. I also subsidized this meal with many, MANY drinks for the poolside bar.7:00 PM: Dinner BuffetAfter a long hard day of relaxing by the beach & pool, it was yet again time for another meal. For dinner we decided to head back to ChoiceZ for dinner - they were featuring Jamaican cuisine as the main food offering. I tried a few traditional dishes like Curry Goat, Ox Tail, and Rice & Peas - all were delicious! Dessert is always my main focus for any meal, so I indulged in some ice cream and custard tarts.IMG_0987.jpgIMG_0988.jpgIMG_0989.jpgCheck back tomorrow for another update!XO,G&GStay Connected: Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Pinterest || Bloglovin

Foodie Diary: Day Two || Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Foodie Diary: Day Two || Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Roscoe Village Burger Fest 2016

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