The goats have finally arrived and our farm-to-table restaurant is going to get fresh milk very soon! We took a trip to Spanish Lookout on Thursday and brought back 2 female goats and 3 of their babies in the back of our pick-up truck. They handled the drive very well, and didn’t seem too stressed […]
Farm to Table Restaurant and Bar
Cotton Tree Lodge includes an organic farm and you are invited to explore the farm during your stay. Our fruit trees include mangoes, pineapple, star fruit, custard apple, soursop, bananas, papaya, plantain, orange, and grapefruit. Our garden grows a variety of salad greens, root vegetables like coco yam, cabbage, callaloo, tomato, cucumber, sweet potatoes, and much more.
We raise free range chickens for eggs and meat, goats for milk, cheese, and meat; and are starting to raise pigs as we already cure our own bacon. We also source catfish and snook just downriver from the lodge.
In addition, we feature wild harvested edibles from the rainforest such as jippi jappa, cohune cabbage (heart of palm), and many others.
Our menu is influenced by a blend of Belizean, American, and European cuisine, utilizing as much as we can from our own farm and nearby farms. The majority of what we serve is sourced from within 10 miles of the lodge. We are committed to maintaining a direct connection to where our food is coming from and how it is grown/raised.
Goat cheese and fresh milk have been on our minds for our farm-to-table dining at Cotton Tree Lodge. Believe it or not, these are difficult to get in Belize. Milk and cheese are not traditionally part of the Mayan diet and tropical climates make it difficult to store so there is a limited market for […]
Our restaurant is located in the Main Lodge and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
We offer set menus that change daily and willing and able to accommodate almost all dietary restrictions and food sensitivities.
Breakfast consists of eggs made to order plus a hot buffet including fresh tropical fruit and fresh squeezed juices, homemade tortillas, breads and flapjacks, breakfast meats, tea and coffee. For lunches we serve traditional items like burritos, stewed chicken, rice and beans, and salads. Dinners begin with appetizers at the bar followed by a four-course seated meal of soup, salad, entrée, and dessert. A snack menu is available for all our guests between meals times.
The Cotton Tree Lodge bar in the Main Lodge serves wines, local and imported beers, and a full menu of cocktails prepared with fresh fruit juices. Nightly drink specials and appetizers make the bar a popular gathering spot before dinner. On clear nights we also serve drinks down at our riverside bar, allowing guests to enjoy their drinks and good company under the stars.