Ring in this Fourth of July with Ka’ana’s tasty jerk chicken recipe. Our head chef, Polo, shares his recipe with us and all of you to enjoy at today’s independence day barbecue!
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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.
In Honor Of Cinco De Mayo, Here’s A Simple – And Perfect – Guacamole Recipe From The Owners’ Playbook!May 5th, 2012
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1 Cup Chopped Cilantro
1/2 Chopped Red Onion
1 Chopped Vine Tomato
1 Chopped Jalapeno Pepper
1-1 1/2 Limes – Fresh Lime Juice
1 Lime – Zest (Depends on how zesty you’d like it.)
2-3 Chopped Garlic Cloves (Roasted, even better!)
Mash avocados, using either a fork or masher, in large bowl (Leave lumpy; we’ll mix remaining ingredients – and who doesn’t like chunky guac?). Add chopped cilantro, garlic, jalapeno pepper (Unless you’d like it extra spicy, remove seeds.), lime juice, onion, pepper, salt and zest – stir thoroughly. Top with chopped tomatoes; sprinkle chilli flakes.
Portion: 3-6 Persons. Taste Test: Add cilantro, garlic, lime juice and salt if needed.
Enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips!
1.) Choco Banana
2.) Hazelnut Caramel
3.) Sweet/Sugar Corn
4.) Dark Chocolate And Ginger
5.) Mango And Cilantro (Seasonal)
6.) Classic Vanilla, Lemon And Mint
7.) Soursop [Guanabana (Seasonal)]
8.) Mammy Apple [Sapote (Seasonal)]
9.) Custard Apple [Annona (Seasonal)]
10.) Craboo [Nance Cherries (Seasonal)]
Green, prickly skin with soft, fleshy white interior and lots of black seeds. Perfect when scooped out of the skin, served cold with milk and sugar; not overly sweet, but has a distinct flavor.
Custard Apple (Annona)
Size and shape is like an over-sided apple. Skin is a mottled pinkish-red and the actual fruit is whitish-pink with small seeds; sweet, distinct flavor.
Craboo (Nance Cherry)
Small, bright yellow, berry-like fruit with a hard seed inside; sweet when ripe.
Mammy Apple (Sapote)
Hard, brown outer shell while interior is burnt-orange, smooth and sweet; has a large black seed.
At a recent sales meeting for the Signature Travel Network, a presentation was made about today’s affluent traveler and their different market segments. These included Active & Adventure, Beach Resorts, Family & Friends Travel, and Culture & Discovery. With that said we’ve gotten a number of people who’ve asked about the third market share on that list and whether or not Ka’ana – this luxury resort in San Ignacio – is also a Belize family resort. Yes we are! As an inland resort, our appeal is the ability to do adventure touring and children about 5 years and older are in absolute heaven here. The ability to play in the jungle, ride horses, swim in caves, zip line and climb Mayan sites is unparalleled, not to mention that it ensures a good night’s sleep at the end of the day.
Our proximity to the major touring attractions means minimum travel time and maximum adventure time. At Ka’ana Belize Resort, we thoughtfully combine the comfort and elegance of a modern resort with a friendly, welcoming ambiance for those seeking a relaxing Belize family vacation. Children under the age of 12 stay absolutely free when sharing rooms with an adult. Extra beds and babysitting services are also provided upon request for a minimal fee.
If you choose to stay on site our amenities include complimentary wireless internet access, televisions with DVD players and an outdoor Infinity pool. You can even get involved in preparing your own meals by joining a Culinary Class at our restaurant which provides healthy, well-balanced meals with fresh local ingredients sourced from our on-site Belize organic garden. Our Culinary Team will gladly tweak their gourmet menu to please younger palates.
For those who read this blog and are still thinking about that last market share, the “Culture & Discovery” one, stay tuned for our next blog post that will introduce some incredible new touring options that immerse travelers in the culture and facilitate the discovery.
So it’s been one of those days where no amount of espresso will keep my mind focused! The hours keep ticking by and my to-do list keeps growing. Which leads me to a task I always consider one of the easier on my schedule, expanding and updating the playlists for the restaurant and bar. Seems like a fun job, something fairly straightforward and achievable irrespective of how my mushed my head is, right? Maybe not…
When we created La Ceiba Restaurant, the ethos was very much to represent the best of local and regional styles with an international flair. Chef Kuylen reaches the gastro heights with his understanding of local favorites, doubled with his San Fran experience. Polo brings the noise with his cocktails, and I’m reasonably happy with our wine offering (which I can’t blame on anyone else!). We’ll come back another time to discuss design, service etc, but the part of the experience that’s often under-appreciated and overlooked is that of the music. I chose to go with regional music of all kinds, as well as a few from further afield that we all personally enjoy. I wanted the music to be chilled-out and loungy, have a latin edge, and wanted stayed away from lyrics (especially English) so as not to take away from the aesthetic of the culinary experience. In general I opted for more light-hearted, upbeat music to make the experience more enjoyable and carefree. Think vacations, chilling, summertime, food, cockails, friends and fun!
Achieving this however is a whole ‘nother thing entirely! Where to start? It’s been a long road, a lot of trying and testing and listening and changing. And it’s ever-evolving. I cannot wait for our upcoming partnership with the ever-so-cool Stonetree Records, but in the meantime will have to settle for foraging through the internet wilderness, searching for the sweet taste of latin lounge music. Wish me luck!