Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Luscious Lizard

While visiting the amazing Great Barrier Reef, we were lucky enough to stay at Lizard Island. It will always be a special place to us because it's where we discovered our love of SCUBA diving, where we spent languid hours on our private beach, and (you saw it coming) where we had some incredibly good food.

The chef and staff were well aware of our dietary "restriction" when we arrived and were happy to accomodate us at every meal. We were constantly asked if our standards were being met
(um, yes) and if we had any special requests. Even when we went out on the boat to go diving, the entire crew that came with us ate a vegan lunch:

Quite a spread it was too! We were also treated to amazing menus, like the one night we had a 5 course Thai degustation menu prepared. The papaya salad was especially yummy:

There was also a Mediterranean menu, the most beautiful dish being its tomato and tofu salad:

Chef was even whimsical at lunch time, with this heirloom carrot sculpture appetizer, among others:

All in all, the staff of Lizard Island went out of their way, and happily so, to make us feel as though we weren't different at all.... and the food was divine! Just writing about it, I wish I was back there. Maybe one day. Until then, stay tuned for some SF eats! It sure has been a while, no?


luminousvegans said...

Wow, it looks like you were treated like royalty! I love all those fresh veggies with the bright blue ocean in the backdrop.

Sky said...

We LOVED it there. Crossing our fingers we can get back one day. May you find happy travels as well!