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A San Francisco Girl's Down and Dirty Adventures in the Culinary Playground

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Taste of the Tropics

I get two weeks off from work every April. That's right -- Passover represent, bitches! And usually by the time I reach that point in April, I'm about ready to claw my own eyeballs out and I need that vacation like yo' mama needs an STD test.

This year, we'll be taking that vacation in Tahiti (Moorea and Bora Bora, actually). This is a vacation that's been a loooong time in the works (we wanted to go for our honeymoon but had negative money in the bank at the time).

Now this is a great vacation for any water related activity (great for the tropical fish obsessed Jon), and for soaking up the rays and for a good deal of romance/sex. Not too shabby if you ask me.

But the real question I have, and it's a tough one because I don't think Tahiti is known for it's culinary prowess (kick ass vanilla beans excepted), is where the fuck am I going to eat?


"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art"
-- La Rochefoucauld


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um. Yeah. Food will suck. Try to get fresh seafood grilled and as unadulturated as possible -- but sometimes you really have to kick and scream to get them to leave off the mango, cilantro, lemongrass, and sugarcane salsa. Ugh.

2/12/2006 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We went to Costa Rica last year and the food was incredibly lacking. I was able to hook up with a horrible case of food poisoning courtesy of beef carpaccio at our resort. Nothing quite like having 3 days of your vacation ruined by diarrhea & vomiting. In hindsight, carpaccio was a bad idea.

We did manage to stock up on mixed drinks and forget about food most of the time. Believe me, with the sun and proper application of liquor, you'll be just fine...

2/12/2006 8:20 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

my french buddies went to Moorea recently, and they are menat to be doing me a guest food blog - will have to get onto them about that.

i am sure they found a favourite place they were raving about. I'll ask them to come and leave you a commento.

but other than that - i am sure it cant be worse than fiji!

2/12/2006 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is sooooo many good places in Moorea to eat!

I have to think about it and find out the adresses,
but I remember some really nice fusion Normandy_Tahiti food, and the best crepes ever, and if you like marinated fish and fresh fruits you'll be very happy! I'll try to do some illustration and posts before you go :)

Tahiti is like any touristic places : tourist restaurants are yucky. But the real ones are good!

(from Sam French buddy)

2/13/2006 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bloody mary's on bora bora is a little pricey but an interesting experience. have a fab time!

2/13/2006 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still jealous.

2/13/2006 6:32 PM  

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