Lorena’s-Isla Mujeres


If D and I were ever to open a restaurant together it would resemble the concept of Lorena’s on Isla Mujeres and Le Beaujena’s in Winnipeg.  We would choose a relaxed atmosphere where the diners would feel as if they had been invited into our home.   

Such it is a Lorena’s in Colonia on Isla Mujeres.  The front of her home is a bakery and food shop and the back has guest rooms.

This is her kitchen

She typically sets up her communal table in the garden but on this night it was too windy to dine outside so we assembled in the storefront.  There are a limited number of entrees to choose from and the rest of the courses are decided by the host.   This is different from Le Beaujena’s in Winnipeg where all the items are pre-determined for the month.  On this particular evening we dined on a cured meat appetizer and then goat cheese salad. I choose a seafood casserole as my main course.

I recall that Lorena sets her table for approximately 16 and our entourage took up half of the space but it was lovely to meet other Islaholics who were at the square table configuration as well. Lorena invites you to bring your own wine which the staff is happy to pour for you.

We finished with ice cream and chocolate mousse for dessert.  By this time, the breeze had died down and it was a beautiful night for stroll, so Melinda and I meandered back to our little apartment on the ocean.  It was a lovely way to work off the calories. 

Kath’s quote:  “Being set at the table, scratch not thyself, and take thou heed as much as thou canst not to spit, cough and blow at thy nose; but if it be needful, do it dexterously, without much noise, turning thy face sidelong.”
Francis Hawkins

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6 Comments to

“Lorena’s-Isla Mujeres”

  1. Avatar January 12th, 2011 at 9:21 am Lori Says:

    I can totally see you and D running your own restaurant! What a great dream :)

  2. Avatar January 12th, 2011 at 11:21 am Sister #3 Says:

    Let me know if you want any of the photos of Lolo’s food. I still have them on my computer. We should take Victoria to Lolo’s this year! S

  3. Avatar January 12th, 2011 at 2:49 pm kath Says:

    Going to have a very tough decision to make-go when Victoria is there or Doug?

  4. Avatar January 12th, 2011 at 2:53 pm Sister #3 Says:

    Maybe Victoria should come with me and Doug can go with you the next week. Sue

  5. Avatar January 12th, 2011 at 8:16 pm Victoria Says:

    pick me!

  6. Avatar January 13th, 2011 at 8:47 am kath Says:

    perfect solution

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