Best cigar ever, and you don’t smoke it!

Did I get your attention?  Are you wondering what I could possibly be talking about?  It’s edible!  It’s not a real cigar.

After the hurricane at home in Florida in September, with house guests who had to relocate with us and then company from New Jersey in October into November, we finally got away to our home away from home in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  We’ve been going to Majestic Resorts there for about a decade.  A new one opened about a year ago.  All our moving and other family issues prevented us from getting there until one of our usual times, Thanksgiving.  The new one, Majestic Mirage, exceeded even our expectations.  It is all suites and all-inclusive.  It has a very high end Mediterranean feel.  The beach is beautiful and filled with palapas and Balinese Beds.  The resort itself is not big, but not too tiny.  There are so many open spaces.  There is butler service, but every staff member treats you wonderfully.  I could go on and on about it.  The best thing is that it is affordable!

Today, though, I am posting one short video of the end of my Thanksgiving meal.  It was in their “French” restaurant.  It looks like a cigar, but oh so much better.  The wrapper is chocolate.  The inside is cream filled with a slight taste of cigar smoke.  It is served in a glass ashtray.  What looks like cigar ashes in the “ash end” is sugar!  When I say this was delicious, I am understating it.

We were lucky enough to get a kitchen tour and see a demonstration of how these are made.  I will do a separate post of that.  It is a bit long.  I give you the short version here of me enjoying it.

It is served with a specially made mojito.  This is also shown on the upcoming video of how both are made.  What a great Thanksgiving dinner we had from beginning to end.  We are trying to decide whether to go back for Thanksgiving next year, as we usually do, or change it up and go for Christmas and New Years.  It’s a tough choice.

In case any of you fashionistas are wondering, the outfit I am wearing is a Halston.  It was new for this trip.  Hubby saw it on-line on sale and I had to have it.  It’s all his fault for finding it.  haha  I am a huge fan of on-line shopping, as long as you know what you are getting and how it will fit you.  This was certainly not a “cheap” item, but the price was great compared to in a fancy retail store.  It was ordered through the on-line site of a high end store:  Neiman Marcus.


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