July 2, 2015

..Old San Juan Food Tour & St. Cristobal Fort

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The deets: Lulu's dress; Sam Edelman "Gigi" sandals; Rebecca Minkoff bag; Ray-Ban sunnies; Knox Thomas Desgins "E" rose-gold bar necklace.

Okay so I apologize for the quality of the outfit photos, the fog was crazy and my lens had a hard time keeping condensation off of it. Also sorry in advance for the length of this post but I could go on forever about the delicious storm of awesome that was the Flavors of San Juan food tour. I would say it's an absolute MUST if you are in the area.

The day started out pretty foggy although it didn't rain the whole day. We started off the tour by popping into Aromas, a locally owned (by the Martin family - #livinlavidaloca) cafe that had delicious coffee (actually the coffee pretty much everywhere was amazing since the beans come from the island) and mallorcas. It was my first experience with a mallorca, which is a sweet pastry filled with savory cheese and meat, so strangely tasty! It's like the PR version of a bagel. We then popped into Senor Paleta, a specialty popsicle shop - the Nutella one was my choice and it was out of this world good.

After some pretty views and a few blocks of walking through beautiful the old colorful buildings and Pigeon Park we stopped at Café El Punto for empanadillas & ceviche. I also was able to pick up some local art, they had all kinds of pretty crafts by local artists covering the walls for purchase.

For the main course we got to make our own mufongo (local staple) at Rosa de Triana with a mortar and pestle and everything! It was hard to eat by this point but I powered through beacause..deliciousness.

For dessert we stopped at Chocobar at Casa Cortés which is Old San Juan's only chocolatier. We had a strange traditional Puerto Rican combination which is chocolate paired with cheese and hot cocoa. You hold them together and dip them in until the chocolate and cheese start to melt, then eat. Again, a strange savory sweet combo - but somehow it worked.

Lastly we went to The Mezzanine at St. Germain for the BEST pina-coladas I have ever had. Period.  

As you can deduce, we were super stuffed after our eat-fest. We decided to walk around a little after since we still had so much of the day left and needed some exercise. The old St. Crisobal fort was a short walk from the end of the tour to we hit that up. There were some crazy beautiful views up there and Mike was super into the history stuff. I wish I could do this all again, I HIGHLY recommend it!

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