My Christmas Cactus
As promised, this is a photo of my beautiful Christmas Cactus decorated for the holidays in all its glory. My friend, Vic, stopped by yesterday and he had not seen it since he cut me a small piece many years ago. He was astounded by the size but did not like that I had trussed it up. Vic is 92 years young so he gets to say whatever he pleases – I took his comments to heart but I think deep down, my cactus likes getting dressed up for Christmas.
Blue Fish – Small and Unassuming al Fresco Dining
Despite its location and casual ambiance, the quality of the food at Blue Fish may surprise you. It’s all about fresh local seafood prepared by Chef Poncho il de Fonzo at his small outdoor restaurant elusively situated in the back corner of the Plaza Peninsula in San Jose’. The no-frills ambiance of this little gem lets the fresh, extremely reasonably-priced food speak for itself.
Chef Poncho has over 30 years experience, he is a third generation resident from the old fishing community of Playita just east of the estuary in San José del Cabo and he has always had an excellent relationship with the local fisherman. Coming from a family with a long history of fishing, he instinctively understands what to look for in fresh seafood and how to prepare it.
At Blue Fish, you can have a quick bite or a leisurely lunch in a laid back atmosphere. It serves grown up drinks like margaritas, mojitos, beer, wine and a special drink of the day. The food is reasonably priced, beautifully presented and most importantly fresh. Don’t be surprised to bump into some of our local celebrity chefs and restaurant owners throwing down ceviche, tacos and a few beers on their days off. The menu consists of catch of the day, tostadas, tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, sashimi and seafood salads – all accompanied by spicy salsas.
If all goes according to plan, Poncho tells me Blue Fish will also be opening in the Palmilla Tiendas even as soon as this week serving the same freshly prepared seafood. He has promised that he will do his best to bring in fresh lobster from Magdalena Bay and La Paz. He can accommodate special orders, take away orders and delivery to boats if ordered one day in advance.