Belize is home to a melting pot of cultural and contemporary culinary delights. Tantalizing mixtures of Caribbean spices, African vegetables and even Central American cooking styles can be found throughout the country. Even while living abroad, Belizeans find a way to highlight their culture. Check out what these proud Belizeans are cooking up in Los Angeles and what the LA Times has to say about their food in their “Little Belize” review.
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Did you know you can spend an evening secluded in the privacy of your villa while a chef prepares you a private gourmet dinner?
For a truly special experience, allow us to create a private, customized dining experience in one of our property’s unique locations. Be the sole recipients of a 5-course Tasting menu designed for your palette, in our Wine cellar, adjacent to our Infinity-edge pool or on our Stargazing Terrace. Click Here to learn more!
Sweeten up your weekend with our Banana-Hazel Martini!
Banana-Hazel Martini: Banana, Frangelico Liqueur and Vodka served Martini style.
1 Oz. Frangelico Liqueur
½ Banana (Ripened)
2 Oz. Vodka
3 Cubes Ice
Add ¼ Banana into mixer and liquify. Add 1 Oz. Banana, Frangelico Liqueur, Ice and Vodka into shaker; shake thoroughly – and pour into Martini glass. Garnish with Banana slices or Cherry, Enjoy!
Here at Ka’ana, we love to promote an eco-conscious lifestyle and we encourage you to get inspired to follow suite. Learn about the 8 wonderful products we create in-house using our organic garden and other locally sourced vendors to encourage sustainable living!
1. Interiors, decor and frames
(Examples: our aged metal villa doors, dual mahogany loungers)
(Examples: watermelon, tomatoes, celery, garlic)
(Examples: guava mango, onion, papaya)
(Examples: basil mint, lavender)
(Examples: mango vodka, lemon basil)
(Example: cinnamon honey, basil lemon)
(Example: local fruits!)
8. Green Juice
(All from our garden!)
Breakfast has never looked this good at Ka’ana Resort (Especially served by your private butler!).
10 summer Cocktail Recipes from the Bars and Restaurants of Luxury hotels:
Read more: Huffington Post.
We talked to Cara Araneta about her delicious meals while at Ka’ana. Here are picks of some of her favorite dishes!
Cochinita pibil is a traditional slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatán Península. The sweet and savory pork was perfectly seasoned and melted in my mouth! The pineapple chunks added a great balance and a hint of citrus.
1.) Choco Banana – A chocolate-covered Banana Popsicle. Add coconut flakes and nuts!
2.) Sugar Corn Popsicle – Pureed and strained corn kernels with cream, milk, sugar and vanilla – and frozen on a skewer.
3.) Tablata – Freshly-grated coconut, cooked in ginger and sugar and baked. Served in little squares (We like to dip ours in chocolate with nuts!).
4.) Belizean Fudge – “Burnt” condensed milk. Prepared with Peanuts, but varies. Cashew Nuts, Coconut Flakes and Raisins (Our favorite!) are used.
5.) Wangla (Creole) – Sugar candy with lightly toasted Sesame Seeds. [Sesame Seed Brittle/Candy or Jojoli (Spanish).] Similar to Sesame Seed Snaps, but thicker. Pepitas Seeds (Pumpkin or Squash seed.) are used.
2 Oz. Water
8 Oz. Brown Sugar
8 Oz. Sesame Seeds (Toasted)
Mix sugar and water in a saucepan and cook until sugar caramelizes. Lightly toast Sesame Seeds in separate saucepan (Releases natural oils and nutty aroma.). Add Sesame Seeds into caramelized sugar and pour onto a baking dish or sheet tray lined with parchment paper; cool for 15 minutes and cut into desired shapes.