Monthly Archives: March 2015


Yes! We finally received our liquor license. And that event called for a party. Honza had calculated that on March 16 we were to celebrate the fact that we rekindled our love 7 years, 7 months, 7 weeks and 7 days ago. So, that’s the day we choose to officially celebrate the Grand Opening of El Jardin.

Happy but tired

Happy but tired

Inauguracion todos

Needless to say El Jardin was absolutely packed.

With a liquor license come a few goodies like a few nice umbrellas.

Full house

And a new Sol sign.

Sol sign

We have updated our logo with Comida YucaCheca, which is a combination of the traditional Yucatecan food from this región and a few touches from our famous Czech Honza, in Spanish a ‘checo’. Hence YucaCheca!

Logo Jardin 3 small

And we have updated our flyer with our new openings hours and a daily menú for $80.- Pesos.

El Jardin Flyer 3 small

So every morning I write the daily menú choices on the sandwich board.


And place it outside in front of the bike rack we had made.


We’ve received many friends already at El Jardin, and it’s very promising to see that they all keep returning.


The owner of the property, Karen, honored us with a visit.

The owner of the property, Karen, honored us with a visit.

We’ve also met a few new friends and these 2 lovely ladies had a ball as you can see.

Deb & Pat

Doing what we’re good at… entertaining guests

Entertaining Guests

We’ve also received a professional photo shoot of the house and here are a few impressions.


Here is a link to the rest of the photos posted on Airbnb

We’ve also worked on the área that we now call the Gallery, anex office space.

This what it looked like before

Gallery Before

This is how it looks now


The work of the ‘Wedding at Cana’ is a massive oil painting by the late-Renaissance or Mannerist Italian painter Paolo Veronese. It is on display in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, where it is the largest painting in that museum’s collection. At El Jardin you can take a close look at this copy, where Jesus turned water into wine.

We only wished…

The last thing I want to share with you is that I’m finally able to make one of my (many) dreams come true and that is starting a choir. The Cuban soprano Mayret approached me after my performance at the 3rd anniversary of Le Lotus Rouge and asked me where she could sing classical repertoire. I answered: “At El Jardin with me!” We’ve started preparing a classical repertoire for weddings and special events at El Jardin, and she assists me  when I teach my students. Within a few weeks we had gathered a sweet group of girls, beautifully singing in harmony.

Tomorrow evening we’ll present our 1st concert, including 9 talented singers, an event we plan to offer once a month at El Jardin.

Noche de Divas

See you all tomorrow evening!