Friday, December 2, 2011

Turkey Day (Minus the Turkey...)

We really did have a wonderful Thanksgiving…we went to our very favorite restaurant in town (which also happens to be one of our very favorite restaurants period) and spent a few hours lingering over dinner. 

It’s probably high time I shared the glory of this place: Playa de los Artistas. The restaurant is right on the beach, surrounded by a grove of coconut trees, and is so tucked away that you’d miss it if you didn’t know where you were going. 
It’s the kind of place that you can’t believe is real. 

The family that runs the place is originally from Rome, but they’ve lived here for the past twenty-some years. Let me just tell ya, these folks can cook.

The menu changes everyday, based on what is fresh, and we’d gladly eat here every night of the week.

For Thanksgiving, we had mahi mahi carpaccio, Sicilian lasagna, and a pork chop cooked atop fresh herbs. Julia's family has a tradition with pumpkin pie which involves running around the house backwards...We tried our best to emulate tradition, using our chocolate tart during dessert...and yes, she made me run around the restaurant backwards...good thing we're regulars here!

So our Thanksgiving wasn't exactly traditional, but it left me feeling thankful, which is what it's all about.

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