Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Day of the Dead Dinner

This past week has gone by quickly!  Last Sunday we both worked, Jim cleaning cottages and me doing housework.  I also baked some Lemon Poppy seed muffins

Monday Jim worked but I can't recall if it was all day or just a cleaning day.  When he cleans everyone is off when the cabins are done.  If he works in the office he doesn't get home until after 1700.  Don't have a clue as to what I did...couldn't have been all that exciting

Tuesday we drove to Jacksonville for another eye procedure. This time it was my right eye and it was as easy as the last time.  Jim also had his eyes examined and he ordered new glasses.  I have to go back Tuesday for a followup and with a lot of luck I won't need new glasses.  Maybe Jim's glasses will be ready and we can skip going to Jax for a few weeks!  We also had lunch at Whole Foods followed by  some shopping for groceries.

Wednesday was a slow day.  Jim putzed around outside doing a few things. Nothing strenuous because we had dinner plans!

Because I signed up for emails we learned that De La Vega would have a Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) dinner.  We rarely eat out at night, mostly because it costs more than the lunch menu.  But this was special and we made reservations for 1800.  We both like Latino food and eager to try this restaurant again.





It was a set menu and everyone got pumpkin soup, a pupusa (thick corn tortilla with a queso/onion filling topped with mole sauce), choice of entree and pumpkin flan for dessert.  There were three entrees to choose from, Jim chose the chicken and I chose the chipotle glazed salmon.  All of this was delicioso!  We started with a glass of Merlot from Chile and with our meal I had a Chardonnay and Jim chose Sangria (which turned out to be two for one!).  We also enjoyed the guitar music and singing.  Interesting to hear a Latino singing Neil Diamond and other pop songs.  But he did sing some Spanish love songs and even did a mariachi tune.

It was a lovely evening that lasted over two hours.  We had a good time chatting with the couples on either side of us.  We met and talked with Chef Nora and learned she is from Mexico City.  How she landed in the college town of Deland is  a mystery that perhaps we'll learn another time because I'm sure we'll go back.  She said they plan on doing evenings like this again and mentioned New Years Eve.  Now that would be fun!
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