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Archive for April, 2009

29 Apr

Riviera del Pacifico Origins, Ensenada, Mexico

Riviera del Pacifico Ensenada Mexico Fountain

Riviera del Pacifico Ensenada Mexico Gardens

Riviera del Pacifico Ensenada Mexico Vase Fountain

Riviera del Pacifico Ensenada Mexico Gates

Riviera del Pacifico Ensenada Mexico Architect Sign

The Riviera del Pacifico was originally a casino
(Called The Playa Ensenada Hotel & Casino).
Opened in 1930,
the architect was Gordon E. Mayer
and the builder was James L. Miller.

However the story is that Al Capone was one of the money men
and that Jack Dempsy once managed it.
It was a hot spot for celebrities during Prohibition.

28 Apr

Riviera del Pacifico (Cultural Center) Ensenada Mexico

Riviera del Pacifico Ensenada Mexico Tower

Riviera del Pacifico Ensenada Mexico Across Street

Riviera del Pacifico Ensenada Mexico Compass

Riviera del Pacifico Ensenada Mexico Steps

Riviera del Pacifico Ensenada Mexico Sign

The Riviera del Pacifico
(Riviera Cultural Center)
is situated right across the street
from the State Center Of Art.
It is easy to locate
(look for the clock tower)
and is a must visit for the frugal traveler.
Wandering the gardens is absolutely free!

28 Apr

Crown Princess, Dinner, April 28, 2009

Crown Princess April 28 2009 Entree Menu

Crabmeat Quiche with Roasted Chili Mayonnaise

Crabmeat Quiche with Roasted Chili Mayonnaise

Creamy Asparagus Soup With Salmon Dumplings

Creamy Asparagus Soup With Salmon Dumplings

Herbed Chicken and Wonton Soup

Herbed Chicken and Wonton Soup
Most of the soups on the Crown Princess
were what we jokingly referred to as
pot wash.
Tasteless.
This, because of the onions on top, was the best of the bunch.

Smoked Barbarie Duck Breast With Cassis Vinaigrette

Smoked Barbarie Duck Breast With Cassis Vinaigrette
We made jokes about this being barbaric duck
but it was anything but.
Very good.

Grilled Mignons of Beef Tenderloin with Madeira-Truffle Demi-Glace

Grilled Mignons of Beef Tenderloin with Madeira-Truffle Demi-Glace

Skillet Fried Halibut with Swiss Chard

Skillet Fried Halibut with Swiss Chard
Yet another bad piece of fish.
The chef did his best
but there is no disguising bad fish.

Crown Princess April 28 2009 Dessert Menu

Chocolate-Hazelnut Souffle

Chocolate-Hazelnut Souffle
Light, warm, and delicious!

Nutella Ice Cream

Nutella Ice Cream

Princess Love Boat Dream Rich Chocolate Mousse on Brownie

Princess Love Boat Dream
Rich Chocolate Mousse on Brownie

This was available ever night.
For good reason.
Perfect for anyone wanted a rich bite of chocolate.

Traditional New York Cheesecake with Marinated Strawberries

Traditional New York Cheesecake with Marinated Strawberries
Most of Crown Princess’ desserts were excellent.
Most, not all.
Don’t waste your calories on this one.

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