|Shoal Bay East|
|A tree grows in |
|The Nuncy Tamarind Tree|
|Plenty o' shade|
|This is the first time we'd seen a special menu board like this.|
We ordered the chicken & ribs combo platter to share, and it was just about the right amount of food for us. The fries aren't great, so we left most of them on our plate and went for a walk around the point towards Gwen's and Upper Shoal Bay.
I ordered my usual Ti Punch, which is one of the best rum punches anywhere, in my opinion. Very tart, redolent of bitters, and just the thing. We avoided our usual dishes, though, for variety's sake. DH ordered the grilled shrimp with creamed spinach and coconut rice while I opted for the red curried shrimp with mushrooms and coconut rice. Both were very good.
|Red curry shrimp|
All in all, it was a day that was practically perfect in every way, to quote Mary Poppins. We had a glass of the Ron Zacapa and a decaf coffee to round things out before heading back to Caribella. Peter, being the sweetheart that he is, surprised us by comping the dessert course. I hope it's not because I gave him a hard time about not finishing one of my favorite books!
Right as we were walking out into the parking lot, I heard somebody calling my name, but tentatively. Turns out to be the husband & wife team of RefereeJoe from the TripAdvisor forum. We had a nice time chatting there in the vestibule of Straw Hat while a fairly wild storm raged outside.