Aruba Jamaica ooh I wanna take ya
Bermuda Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo Montego baby why don't we go...
Off Ramona street in Palo Alto, there's a place called Coconuts. That's where you wanna go to get away from it all! (remember Beach Boys?)
Oh those hearty delicious Caribbean flavors! Makes me feel on vacation every time. They have "di small tings", "di big tings", all kinds of "tings" :)!
The place is perfect for family style eating, and passing a magnum around like in a communal wine. The wine pairing is not always easy with that jerk-laden, spicy, peppery, limey, sweet, beany, and all-kinds-of-other-flavors filled cuisine. But the 2009 Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone 100% Syrah-based magnum tames those "tings" like a crusty old cowboy. The wine basically tastes like the liquid version of the Caribbean food - hearty, spicy, sweet-and-sour, thick and satisfying. Not sophisticated (and you can hardly expect that from a basic Cotes-du-Rhone), but neither is the food, the wine is sure as heck worth $30 a magnum. Gotta love St. Cosme - always a great value and never a disappointment. Drinking out of a magnum is not only a lotta fun, but it allows to greet your friends at home with the wine, cheese and charcuterie, and then "bridge" the remainder over to the restaurant. And you might not even get charged corkage. Enjoy!