Some highlights of the tour included an amazing pepper spiced pasta that led off the tour at the Angler's Hotel. The hotel, which used to be the room of choice for people like Ernest Hemingway has had a makeover, as has much of the area, and is now a very attractive boutique hotel with it's own restaurant. If all the food is as delicious as that pasta then I recommend eating as well as staying there.
Another item that we really liked was a stop at a place called Polo Norte. Feeling like we were at the North Pole in NYC this winter was a big part of the reason that we took this trip so we weren't in a hurry to go back. However, Polo Norte turned out to be a great Cuban restaurant where we got a dish called Vaca Frita. Despite the name, this was not a chicken fried steak, and wasn't even fried at all. Rather it was grilled, shredded meat that we topped off with a Chimichurri sauce and savored along with fried plantains.