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Glover's Reef

 

Fri/ Tue start; 9, 6, or 5 nights

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$1565 pp, 1st half; all-inclusive

$1395 pp, 2nd half; all-inclusive

 

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Caribbean food

 

Lavern and Marcy, about to cook another fantastic meal

 

tropical fruit salad

 

grilled tuna and grilled cheese sandwiches

 

Long Caye Dining Hall at lunch time.

 

Lavern sharing her recipes

 

We celebrate birthdays almost every week!

 

fish tacos

 

Fresh coconut pie

 

Belize garnaches

 

Baked winter squash

 

Dinner on Thursday: Fish Creole

 

Fresh roasted coconut, just picked today!

 

Another great lunch in Belize, home cooking!

 

Cinnamon rolls on Saturday

 

See a recipe for Belizean Stew Chicken on our blog!

 

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Belize Home Cooking

Our island menu is designed to take advantage of the fresh seafood of Belize and fresh fruits and vegetables available in the local markets.

 

All of our meals are served buffet-style in our dining hall. A typical dinner includes one appetizer, one entrée (fish, chicken or pork), two side dishes including fresh vegetables and carbohydrates, and dessert. Fresh homemade breads and salads are often served as part of the meal. Please see our menu below.

 

 

Vegetarians and persons who follow a gluten-free diet will find that our menu easily accommodates these preferences. Please see our special diets web page. Persons with a vegan diet cannot be accommodated; we cannot accept these guests on our trips. Guests may not have access to our kitchen facilities to cook their own food, our kitchen is used by our staff only. If you do not eat something on the menu for any given meal, no alternates are available, you simply eliminate what you don't wish to eat.

 

If you have a special diet, please see Food Allergies and Special Diets, below.

Everything is made from scratch

All coconut dishes use coconut picked that day on the island

Pure water, fresh-squeezed orange juice, soda, coffee, tea, and beer available at all times (and at no additional charge)

Yogurt and homemade granola are served at every breakfast in addition to what is listed

 

Day 1, Friday:
Dinner:
Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel, Belize City

Day 2, Saturday:
Breakfast:
Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel, Belize City

Lunch:
Homemade Focaccia and/or Romaine Lettuce "Tacos"
Meat, Cheese & Veggie Tray
Fresh Avocado
Plantain Chips
Watermelon
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dinner:
Pico de Gallo with Corn Tortilla Chips
Grilled Shrimp & Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
Penne Pasta with Tomatoes, Olives & Lime
Steamed Cauliflower with Curry Butter & Toasted Cashews
Raspberry Cobbler

Day 3, Sunday:
Breakfast:
Hard Boiled Eggs
Grilled Ham
Belizean Fry Jacks & Corn Tortillas
Belizean Stew Beans
Sliced Garden Tomatoes
Fresh Cantaloupe

Lunch:
Grilled Tuna and Grilled Cheese & Tomato Sandwiches on Homemade Bread
Tuna Chef Salad
Veggie Tray
Banana Bars

Dinner:
Fresh Belizean Peanuts in the Shell
Pork Chops with Mango Chutney Sauce
Coconut Rice
Steamed Bok Choy & Carrots with Teriyaki Sauce
Tossed Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette Dressing
Chocolate Fondue

Day 4, Monday:
Breakfast:
Scrambled Vegetable Medley
Creole Toast & Corn Tortillas
Creole Potatoes
Grapefruit

Lunch:
Cho-Cho & Zucchini Enchiladas
Simple Salad
Lime Rice
Polvorones (Mexican Cinnamon Cookies)

Dinner:
Pimento Cheese and Crackers or Carrot Sticks
Dill and Lime Snapper Baked in Parchment Paper
Baked Summer Squash
Coconutty Cassava
Tossed Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Bittersweet Chocolate Cake


Day 5, Tuesday:
Breakfast:
Johnny Cakes & Corn Tortillas
Scrambled Eggs
Tropical Fruit Salad
Sausage Links

Lunch:

Fish Tacos with Homemade Flour Tortillas & Corn Tortillas
Belizean Stew Beans
Pineapple
Homemade Ginger Snaps

Dinner:
Crunchy Cassava Bread with Spicy Cheese Dip
Paradise Sweet and Spicy Chicken
Tossed Salad with Mustard-Garlic Dressing
Cuban Black Beans
Mashed Potatoes with Vegetarian Paradise Gravy
Fresh Coconut Pie and Crustless Coconut Pie

Day 6, Wednesday:
Breakfast:
Zucchini, Bacon, and Mushroom Quiche and Crustless or Vegetarian Quiche
Mashed Yampi (Purple Sweet Potatoes)
Grapefruit

Lunch:
Garnaches
Belizean Cabbage Slaw
Vegetable Salad
Vegetable Rice
Lime Zinger Cookies

Dinner:
Nachos
Grilled Fish Fillets with Mustard Sauce
Tossed Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette Dressing
Just-Baked French Bread
Pumpkin Aubergine
Strawberry Shortcake

Day 7, Thursday:
Breakfast:
Breakfast Burritos with Homemade Tortillas & Corn Tortillas
Fresh Pico de Gallo
Fish Hash
Pineapple

Lunch:
Grilled Chicken
Homemade Cornbread
Simple Salad
Baked Winter Squash
Peanut Butter Cookies

Dinner:
Crostinis and Carrot Sticks with Artichoke Dip
Grouper with Coconut Curry Sauce
Tossed Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Steamed Carrots & Cho-Cho
Coconut Rice
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Day 8, Friday:
Breakfast:
Homemade Biscuits with Belizean Jam & Corn Tortillas
Tahitian Ham Loaf & Belizean Ham Loaf
Scrambled Eggs
Tropical Fruit Salad

Lunch:
Homemade Pizza & Crustless Pizza
Baked Vegetables
Simple Salad
Pineapple
Oatmeal Cookies

Dinner: Belize Night!
Fresh Roasted Coconut
Stew Chicken
Baked Plantain
Belizean Cole Slaw
Belizean Rice & Beans
Key Lime Pie & Crustless Key Lime Pie

Day 9, Saturday:
Breakfast:
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls & Corn Tortillas
Scrambled Eggs
Bacon
Pineapple

Lunch:
Homemade Focaccia and/or Romaine Lettuce "Tacos"
Meat, Cheese & Veggie Tray
Fresh Avocado
Plantain Chips
Watermelon
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dinner:
On your own in Belize City

Slickrock offers multisport adventure packages based out of our private island which is 35 miles off the cost of Belize. Our shortest stay is 3 nights on the island. This is the menu we use during your island stay.Marcy Norales cooking up another fabulous meal

Food Allergies and Special Diets

There is no restaurant on the island, every meal is served buffet-style. We do not do substitutions for anyone except for food allergies that are life-threatening, or cheese free*. Vegetarian and gluten-free guests will find our menu adapts easily to these diets.

 

Our island menu provides some options for every kind of diet, but not every thing every single person would want. We designed this menu to be as varied as possible so that everyone finds something they like. However, we cannot accommodate any special requests simply because there are too many different diets out there. Obviously if we accommodate one we must accommodate all. Today many different dietary restrictions are common: gluten free, gluten and grain free, vegan, meat free, sugar free, carb free, Paleo, allergic to dairy, allergic to butter only, raw food only, cooked food only, no nuts, no nightshades, etc. There are usually several people with different restricted diets present on one trip, sometimes eight people or more.

 

Therefore, we are not able to cook entirely different dishes for anyone. Our cooks work all day every day, cooking for up to 45 people at a time. We do not have the resources to accommodate individual diets.

 

We ask prospective guests to simply review our island menu and see if they can get enough to eat by not eating the dishes they don't like. Our system, so far out to sea, with the cooks never visiting a store, no grocery story on the island, no walk-in refrigerator (we do not run generators), and two women doing all of the cooking day after day means that we must have a set menu and serve everyone the same dishes at each meal.

 

For gluten-free, vegetarian, and other dietary restrictions we are able to accommodate, advance notice is required.

 

*What we can accommodate

Life-threatening allergies. Guests who carry an epinephrine pen for a food allergy can be assured we will either not serve, or completely quarantine, those items for that week. For example, if someone carries an epinephrene pen for a nut allergy, we remove nuts in all dishes except the granola for the full week for the full group.

 

Cheese-free. We can leave cheese out of all dishes if someone requests it in advance (we can accommodate a cheese-free diet, but not a dairy-free diet).

The problem with multiple food allergies

We cannot accommodate multiple allergies, because we remove the offending ingredient for the whole group, as we serve everyone the same thing. We cannot remove nuts, wheat, tomatoes and onions (for example) from the entire menu for a week. It is simply not possible, and presumably the rest of the guests and staff like those items as part of their diet. Persons who cannot or will not eat onions, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, or peppers should realize those are staples in Belize, and are in many, many of the dishes we serve, and they cannot be removed.