Have you ever wondered what to pack for dinner or night out’s when going on a tropical vacation? Packing a swimsuit and beach cover-up is a no brainer, but most of us get so caught up packing beach essentials into our bags that we end up forgetting all about those outfits we may need if we go out for dinner at the hotel.
Most resorts have a dress code for their restaurants and typically do not allow beach wear because at the end of the day what passes for a relaxed and casual breakfast or lunch buffet won’t be acceptable at dinner. I’m not telling you to go and pack ball dress and tuxedo but instead think along the lines of casually elegant attire. So men should always pack a collared, button up shirt and have a pair of slacks on hand, while women should travel with pants, dresses or skirts. And remember, sandals are for the beach and not for the dining room!
On our first night at the Iberostar Grand hotel we dined at the Galleon Surf & Turf restaurant. One thing I can definitely say about the restaurants at the Grand…the chefs certainly have an eye for presentation. Now don’t get me wrong, the food was lovely and they never overlooked the actual quality of the meals prepared but as a creative person it is always thrilling to see food get plated ina stylish way.
I was also quite impressed with their extensive menu. They had something for just about everyone, be it a meat lover, a picky eater, someone with a more refined taste or one who just wants the surf from the surf & turf! For starters I had a crab and lobster gazpacho soup, followed by grilled salmon with shrimp chutney and finished dinner with fried ice cream with honey drizzled on top. It was a scrumptious selection of food ♥ peak below for pics…