I’m doing all 4 today
Thanks for the congrats
More pancakes and some really good fries
This is just a mini review for Isla. Isla is a Caibbean restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at Punta Cana. Its a buffet style restaurant with all the fixings. I don’t have any pictures of the food(sorry) cooked but here are some pictures of the place overall.
I will say that the steak that was cooked was FANTASTIC. The perfect blend of spices and very tender. The dessert was mostly a miss except for the flan which I liked.
I didn’t take many pictures because I proposed to my girlfriend right after so I wasn’t really hungry but the food I did eat was great. If you ever come to this resort check this place out.
Buffet - All Inclusive
Buffet - All Inclusive
GAH is going international again. Cant wait to try the food there.
So my lady and I decided to go out on a date and we felt that CineBistro would be a good spot. If you’re not aware of CineBistro, it is basically dinner and a movie but really high end. Plush seats(WITH SPACE!!) with cup holders, and your own personal waiter to take your order.
After being escorted to our seats and taking a look at the menu, she ordered her food and drink while I ordered the CinéBistro Steakhouse Chips & House-Ground Bistro Burger.
The steakhouse chips were house-fried crisp potato chips with tender short rib, caramelized onions, bacon, and blue cheese crumble fondue. Needless to say that these chips were FANTASTIC. I loved the short rib and the blue cheese crumble fondue had just the right amount of kick. I’m not a fan of onions but they had a crunch to them on top of the already crunchy chips. Great appetizer.
After I ate half of the chips, the house-ground bistro burger came out.
The burger is their signature mix of fresh short rib, brisket, and chuck beef with their special sauce, aged cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles with a side of fries.
This burger was also very delicious. The mix of beef reminds me of the burger at Bocado so I’m a fan of mixed burgers. The special sauce tasted like tangy honey mustard and cheese so it was good. I did without the garden toppings.
Overall the food at CineBistro was great and I highly recommend it as a date spot. Just be aware that YOU WILL spend at least 85 dollars in food and drinks alone. If you want to impress your date with a high end spin on movie and dinner, this is the spot.
Also as a final note, YOU MUST arrive at the theatre 30 minutes before the movie starts as you can’t order any food once the movie starts.
CinéBistro Steakhouse Chips, House-Ground Bistro Burger, New York Strip, Creme Brulee, & Truth and Dare(drink) - $86.10
So I stopped by CamiCakes to get a dozen cupcakes for myself and my co-workers. I was going to choose the usual until I saw that they finally had something new to offer which was the cotton candy cupcake. I said why not and I got 1 along with the other 11.
The cake is your usual yellow cake. The cotton candy frosting was true to its name. It tasted very much like cotton candy and was pretty delicious. Be forewarned though. It is a bit sweeter than usual.
CamiCakes is still tops when it comes to cupcakes in Atlanta. I’m truly wishing that they will expand their palette into fall and winter flavors.
Cotton Candy(1) & 11 other cupcakes - $32.46
$3 - 15(Varies on amount of cupcakes purchased, $31 for a dozen)
Cotton candy cupcakes
My girlfriend and I felt we both needed a night out a good restaurant. She had heard of Serpas from a co-worker of hers so we decided to try it out. Serpas is located in Old Fourth Ward just off of Boulevard nestled in between townhomes and lofts.
Upon stepping inside of Serpas the noise level is really, really loud. I’m not sure if it was the size of the restaurant or if they had some noisy patrons but thankfully we could hear each other when we were seated. The menu is New Orleans based so we started off with the Lemon Crab Cream Cheese Fritters.
The fritters contain crab, lemon, and cream cheese. It also contained avocado salad and citrus on the side. This was probably my favorite dish the entire night. Everything blended perfectly and the citrus made the dish pop. I found myself rolling the fritters in the citrus to get as much flavor as possible. So delicious we ended up ordering 2 plates worth.
After the fritters, next up was the House Smoked Salmon Chips.
The House Smoked Salmon Chips contained salmon, chipotle cream cheese, red onions, and other toppings on top of their custom house chips. I’m personally not a fan of cold food but my girlfriend LOVED these. There was nothing wrong with the chips at all. I personally just wished that the salmon was warm.
For the entree I chose the Big Papa’s Double Beef Patti.
The Big Papa’s Double Beef Patti was two beef patties topped with smoked cheese, red wine dressing, bacon, and all the fixings with a side order of fries. I really liked this too. To say it was messy was an understatement but thankfully they listened to my request of having crispy bacon. I couldn’t finish it all but what I did eat tasted really good.
We were just about full but we pushed on for dessert. We both decided to share the Cacao Berry Nutella Cake.
This cake was basically dark chocolate cake with Nutella inside and finally drizzled with fudge and Chantilly cream. I’m not a fan of dark chocolate so I was very thankful that the contained Nutella inside. The nutella along with the Chantilly cream made it good.
Overall Serpas has fantastic food but I think next time I will just focus on the appetizers and dessert as they were the best dishes of the night. It’s also better to set a reservation as they are pretty busy on the weekends and during brunch.
Lemon Crab Cream Cheese Fritters, House Smoked Salmon Chips, Big Papa’s Double Beef Patti, & Cacao Berry Nutella Cake - $68.00(with tip)