TRAVEL THERE: LET’S DO LUNCH
Breakfast is never my favorite meal of the day and dinner at Club Med Punta Cana was, well, in a word, overwhelming. Day after day, lunch proved to be the meal I enjoyed most.
Every day, except the first one, we ate lunch at Hispanola, the buffet dining choice. I made an exhaustive list of all the things available at breakfast, several weeks ago. It was the same sort of thing at lunch, but as I’ve said, I preferred the lunch menu.
My favorite lunch was the one pictured above. The seafood stew had mussels, clams, shrimp and other delicious things. Also on the plate is a sample of the Dominican Beef I learned to love and a chicken dish of some sort and even if I don’t know it’s name, I can tell you it was good. And veggies? Always a wide variety of them, prepared in a myriad of ways. I love veggies.
I also love bread and cheese. Those were available in astounding numbers and varieties. Salads were always being served, but my favorite salad experience was the day I chose what I wanted from the salad bar and a lady tossed it with an amazing vinaigrette and some of the most delicious ripe avocados I’ve ever eaten.
There was a grill offering hamburgers and hot dogs. A pizza oven produced several different kinds of pizza every day. The delicious seafood stew came from a seafood grill. All around the huge buffet were all kinds of delicious choices up to and including peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
If your thing is really dessert – never fear. The dessert bar was just as awesome at lunch as it was at dinner. The kids seemed to love the soft serve ice cream, with plenty of sprinkles and chocolate syrup available. The adults lined up for a selection of freshly made gelatos. Was there plenty of fresh fruit if you preferred? Of course, there was.
My Solo Lunch
Lunch was so good that one day, when Bill was just too tired to make the hike to the restaurant, I went ahead on my own. It wasn’t as if I was actually hungry. I just didn’t want to miss lunch. The evening meal was lovely, but far removed from the beach. I preferred to sit in Hispanola, enjoying the gorgeous Caribbean day and the sparkling turquoise water, while I lingered over a delicious meal.
On the other days, when I’d eaten lunch with Bill, there was always another activity cued up right after lunch. On those days, I stuck to water and soda. A glass of wine or beer would have put me to sleep. I wouldn’t have made much of a cheerleader under those circumstances. For my solo lunch, I allowed myself the luxury of cool white wine. It made everything perfect.
Yes, the Meals Were Great
In case you haven’t caught the drift of it yet, one of the best things about Club Med Punta Cana is the spectacular food offerings. I came home with a few extra pounds, but I love my friends at CTC Travel anyway! There’s only a few more things I need to share. Come back next week and we can probably wrap up our stay.