In my last post about the DELICIOUS food in Placencia, I raved about Rumfish y Vino…YUM and the gorgeous gelato at Tutti Frutti. (For all the restaurants and cafes in Placencia that I’ve tested, click here.) I actually gained 4lbs in 4 days with my massive amount of eating but who cares! It can’t be helped. I love trying new foods (and revisiting old delicious ones) and well…it’s my job. It absolutely must be done.
The first night I was in Placencia, I visited the newest “hot spot”, Dragonfly Moon. This restaurant has actually been in the village for a while as more of a classic Belizean-Chinese restaurant. Amy (also Chinese-Belizean) and her parents own the place.
And came up with some ideas. She then took a trip to China during the slow season and came back with a husband. A chef with a specialty unique to Belize. Dim sum. The traditional Chinese little servings of steamed or fried dumplings that are SO delicious and so fun to eat. Almost like Chinese tapas.
Order two, if you are still hungry, order more.
They totally redecorated the formerly stark space with a very cool bar. Excellent dim lighting.
With this center piece. A Belizean fer de lance or “Tommy Goff”, an insanely deadly snake, resting in a vat of Asian rice liquor.
Very good for the “back” or “backbone” as Belizeans say…for the libido. Hence the shot’s name.
And the whole restaurant is partitioned so each dining area is quite private. And then there is the lounge area for smaller groups and plenty of outside seating.
I almost felt like I was in a modern opium den in Belize. I mean that in the coolest way.
They just opened a few weeks ago so the menu is small…but fun and imaginative.
Lots of nooks for seating…I like that.
The cocktail menu is really good…lots of interesting choices with plenty of local fresh ingredients. And very reasonable prices.
Honey, green tea, coconut walker…good stuff.Both dishes that I had were tasty. A shrimp and pesto bruschetta and a veggie stir fry. After all the gelato and flan I’d been eating…
COCONUT FLAN from Wendy’s!
The staff there is beautiful! Erin (a gorgeous rock n roll expat) the owner has assembled a crew of beautiful and friendly waitresses and bartenders. This popular spot is definitely one to stop in to…even if just for some tasty cocktails…
Don’t be intimidated at all.
Placencia…pastel, pretty beach town by day, funky, sophisticated lounge scene at night. Who knew?
I am drooling all over the keyboard right now! What wonderful places you discovered in Placencia. I’ll never forget eating dim sum in Chinatown when my mother lived in NYC. But I would not try a Tommy Goff cocktail under any circumstances. NEVER. Thank you again for all the waistline sacrifices you make for your loyal readers!