Hello Tobago!

After a couple of fun-filled days in Trinidad, our family was all set for a flight to Tobago in the early afternoon.  Tobago is a pristine gem of an island filled with romance and tranquility.  It's a place blessed with lush greenery and surrounded by sky-blue waters.




Before our flight, we all ventured to breakfast and of course, we weren't disappointed by the vast array of food.  Dr. Man started with his egg white omelet, while the rest of us headed towards their station filled with fried bake.  Fried bake (float) is leavened dough that "floats" to the top as it is cooked in hot oil.  If I could eat fried bake every day, I would...but I don't think my waist or thighs would appreciate it lol!  While indulging in the egg white omelet Dr. Man ordered for me, I also ate some fried bake, mini beef patties, bacon, and smoked herring...





My father and cousin were disappointed that they were not able to indulge in any "blood pudding," since the chefs prepare this for guests during the weekend.  Black pudding, blood sausage, or blood pudding is prepared by cooking blood or dried blood with a filler until it is thick enough to congeal when cooled.  In Trinidad, it is heavily seasoned with peppers.  While we were eating, one of the servers presented them with a plate of black pudding since we were going to be away in Tobago for the weekend.  Have I mentioned that I love The Hilton?




After enjoying another breakfast, we quickly returned to our rooms to pack for our 20-minute flight to Tobago...




After some research, my father chose a villa at Grafton Beach, Yellowbird.  We were extremely happy with his choice of accommodations...







Our respective rooms were so inviting and the view from each room was completely breathtaking...








Of course, Dr. Man was the first in the pool lol!




After a quick dip in the pool, we all took a stroll along the beach...just so peaceful...




After a quick cocktail and another dip in the pool, we were all dressed to head to a nearby restaurant suggested by our driver, Colours Restaurant & Bar.  I started with a Shandy Sorrel as well as a bowl of callaloo.  If I had to eat something every day, I would eat this dish.  I have made this dish many times for Thanksgiving and other holidays (future blog post)...




While my mother indulged in their curry goat, with potatoes and chickpeas, I couldn't resist their curry shrimp...





What a great ending to a night in paradise...

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