A happy valentine's day on Canouan.

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Raffles mascot.
Today was fairly uneventful, since we had canceled our big activity for the day (diving) because yesterday's dives kind of sucked. We hung out by the pool, had lunch, and took a 6pm turtle walk.  The word "canouan"  is Arawak for turtle, and that name didn't take a whole lot of creativity - they are EVERYWHERE! They are photogenic little fellows, too, so I took lots of pictures.

Then we got ready for our big night out at La Verenne, the fanciest restaurant at the resort, located way up the hill near the casino. It's too far for the cart, so they delivered us in a van. As usual, we were the first to arrive, and we were greeted with a rose and glasses of Gosset grand rose champagne (v. good). We sat in the garden to wait for some others to arrive for dinner ( I hate being the only ones in a restaurant!), and they served us some tasty amuses bouches while we waited.
I love this woman!


The meal we had at La Verenne was absolutely fantastic! (But hey - what's with only putting prices on the man's menu - is it 1955??!! Silly. ) We started with cauliflower soup with truffle oil and a frozen basil thingie - incredible, intense flavors. Then I had a simple salad, followed by a wonderful lobster medallion and vegetable plate, which was utterly perfect. Everything was beautifully presented. Finally, we split a cheese plate, and Steve was served an immense pour of cognac. I mean, it was a quadruple serving - bartender's first day!?? To Steve's benefit, and enjoyment, of course. I mean, he didn't send it back or anything.

We love La Verenne!

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Raffles mascot.
Raffles mascot.
I love this woman!
I love this woman!
Enjoying a poolside pina colada.
Enjoying a poolside pina colada.
One of Canouans namesakes...
One of Canouan's namesakes...
Im ready for my close-up!
"I'm ready for my close-up!"
A fast one!
A fast one!
Canouan
photo by: cmgervais