Hi, I’m back!
I went from Las Vegas, Nevada (stayed at the Cosmopolitan Hotel)
and then to Akumal, Mexico
It was my last spring break ever, so I figured I’d get two great spots in.
I apologize for my absence, but once I get the time back, I’ll be devoting much more time to TFG. I missed you all!
Some things I came back with from SB 2012:
- a nice sunburn patch on my shin
- a beautiful seashell Ryan found on the beach for me
- some sand in my suitcase
- relaxed muscles due to a beachside massage (thanks Laura!)
- and finally a more functional left foot. (hallelujah)
I’ve got so many exciting posts for you all, so first we have:
Gynn’AK (pronunced [jean-awk]) <— ha don’t laught at my phonetics
Where: Akumal, Mexico
What: Thai/Mexican cuisine
A quaint little 5ish table restaurant in the heart of Akumal, Mexico rests Gynn’AK, the culinary product of Gynna Sainz. Cousin of Ryan Wolfe (my boyfriend), Gynna has been cooking for a long time and was formally trained at culinary school as well. She started out as a caterer and private chef, but she’s now open for business and is also rated #1 on Trip Adivsor.
She cooks the food, she seats you and her doggies and kitties will happily join you at your feet. It’s a warm place (quite literally) for an ice cold ginger lemonade and her house special: the lion fish. I started off with the hibiscus tea, better known as “Agua de Jamaica” if you want to sound like you know what you’re talking about.
Lion fish have said to have been released from an aquarium somewhere, and they now take over the seas in places like Akumal. Because their spines are poisonous, they dominate most sea life. Gynna and her family took it upon themselves to hunt each and every lion fish down, and she even serves it up at her restaurant.
I was all fished-out, so I went with her coconut curry chicken tacos with a side of the (amazing) Thai slaw. The slaw was the best part–slightly tangy with a crunch.
If you’re lucky, she will serve you the food herself. If you’re luckier, she’ll take a break from her lunch rush to sit and eat a bite herself:
Be sure to stop by if you’re near the Riviera Maya.