OUR FARM-TO-TABLEINGREDIENTS FROM GAÏA’S ONSITE ORGANIC GARDEN
A Farm to Table Dining Experience
GAÏA Riverlodge’s open-air restaurant & cocktail lounge offers a wonderful opportunity to socially distance as you take in breathtaking scenic views of the Belizean rainforest.
From dawn to dusk, GAÏA Riverlodge’s full-service restaurant offers excellent Belizean and international cuisine reflecting the various influences in local tropical fruits, vegetables and spices, with a twist of fusion and international flavours. Fruits and vegetables picked daily are harvested on-site by Sam, our Mayan farmer who oversees GAÏA Riverlodge’s organic garden. The rest of our ingredients come from a network of local gardeners and farmers to ensure that we offer the best produce in the area while respecting our sustainability philosophy.
With spacious indoor and outdoor dining options, guests are invited to enjoy the intimacy and quiet of the rainforest with its unique sounds of birds, breeze, waterfalls and the magnificent sight of sunsets against the mountains and falls, transforming every meal into an unforgettable event.
. . . . . . . BREAKFAST . . . . . . .
Fresh homemade corn tortillas, scrambled eggs, refried beans, locally produced cheese, combined with onions and “chaya”.
Fresh country eggs scrambled with sautéed onions, bell peppers and cilantro.
Served with your choice of flour tortilla or fried jack.
Two eggs prepared to your liking served with toast, and your choice of ham, bacon, or breakfast sausage.
Farm fresh egg omelet generously filled with home grown assorted vegetables and cheese, served with your choice of bacon, ham or breakfast sausage.
REGULAR OR CHOCOLATE PANCAKES
Light and fluffy homemade pancakes, served either plain or topped with chocolate.
Served with your choice of either ham, bacon, or breakfast sausage.
A homemade flour tortilla stuffed with refried beans,
scrambled eggs, cheese and fresh vegetables.
Ham . Bacon . Sausage . Refried beans
Served with tortilla chips.
FRESH GARDEN SALAD
Wonderful mixture of fresh garden vegetables on a bed of baby lettuce with fresh local cashews. Served with your choice of balsamic or honey mustard dressing.
Add shrimp or chicken
GAÏA GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH
Tender chicken breast grilled with our secret spices, topped with fresh lettuce and tomato, nestled in our homemade bread. Served with fries.
FIVE SISTERS FALLS FAJITAS
Your choice of chicken, shrimp or tenderloin strips, with onions and bell peppers,
and topped with fresh tomato and cilantro salsa.
Served with refried beans, grated cheese on a flour tortilla.
Choice of chicken, shrimp, sirloin
Fresh homemade corn tortilla, stuffed with mild red pepper marinated chicken and tomatoes, topped with refried beans and grated mozzarella cheese.
Classic cheese lovers pizza topped with ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese and garnished with fresh vegetables. Freshly baked to perfection.
SICILIAN PEPPERONI PIZZA
Homemade thin crusted pizza topped with fresh mushrooms, pepperoni, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
FRESH GARDEN SALAD
Wonderful mixture of fresh garden vegetables on a bed of baby lettuce and fresh local cashews.
Served with your choice of balsamic or honey mustard dressing.
Chopped conch meat in a beer batter mixed with fresh vegetable and herbs, deep-fried and served with our secret dipping sauce.
ITALIAN FRESH ANTIPASTO
Country ham, arugula lettuce, mini asparagus, bell peppers, eggplant, and zucchini.
GRILLED SHRIMP SKEWER
Served with grilled pineapple. Topped with coconut shavings and pineapple-ginger glaze.
Fresh corn tortilla stuffed with fresh sautéed vegetables and cheese.
Fresh from our own organic garden, peppers, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, and feta cheese tossed in an olive oil dressing.
Add chicken or shrimp
Homemade French bread, topped with fresh pesto and a mix of freshly picked vegetables garnished with Parmesan cheese shavings.
SHRIMP AVOCADO GRAPEFRUIT SALAD
Sliced Avocados, grilled shrimp and grapefruit wedges served on a bed of fresh organic lettuce with balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing.
Freshly picked garden vegetables deep fried in beer batter and served with a citrus sauce.
SPICY CREOLE STYLE SHRIMP
Shrimp lightly stir fried in olive oil tossed with celery, bell peppers, and chili tomato chipotle sauce and served on a bed of coconut rice.
GRILLED PEPPER STEAK
Grilled tenderloin marinated with balsamic & herbs and served with potato wedges and mixed fresh vegetables.
BARBECUE PORK CHOP
Grilled to perfection. Served with mashed sweet potato & grilled sweet corn.
A Belizean favourite!
SWEET&SOUR TROPICAL CHICKEN
Tender chicken breast marinated in sesame oil, brown sugar, ginger and fruit juice; sautéed and served on a bed of vegetable pilaf and sautéed veggies.
BELIZEAN FAMILY FAVOURITE
Chicken breast prepared with Belizean spices served with coconut rice and beans, coleslaw and fried plantains.
Simple, delicious and a true Belizean classic.
BLACKENED LOCAL SNAPPER
Blackened with local spices and grilled. Served with coconut rice and sautéed vegetables.
Homemade corn tortillas layered with refried beans, marinara and béchamel sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese then oven baked. A local take on a classic Italian favourite!
Linguine pasta topped with our homemade pesto and fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
Add chicken or shrimp
Penne pasta prepared in our special homemade spicy tomato sauce.
Add chicken or shrimp
BAKED EGGPLANT PARMESAN
Slices of eggplant lightly dusted with herbed breadcrumbs, topped with fresh marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese.
ASIAN STYLE STIR FRY ORGANIC VEGETABLES
A medley of fresh organically grown garden vegetables and cashew nuts, stir fried in Asian Spices and served with ginger rice.
Add chicken or shrimp.
Long grain rice with mixed fresh vegetables and saffron with a hint of white wine
GRILLED VEGETABLE ‘STEAK’
Grilled eggplant and zucchini ‘steaks’ topped with red onions and sautéed mushrooms in a red wine reduction.
PECAN PIE WITH CARAMEL DRIZZLE
FRESH FRUIT PLATE
Blue Curacao, Triple Sec, White Rum, Amaretto, Pineapple and Lime Juice
Peach Schnapps, Blue Curacao, White Rum, Apple and Watermelon Pucker, Grenadine and Pineapple Juice
Dark and Light Rum, Lime Juice, Fruit Punch and a Splash of Grenadine
Key Lime Pie
Stoli Vanilla, Lime Juice, Sweet and Sour
White Rum, Lemon Juice, Strawberry Schnapps
Dark Rum, Vodka, Triple Sec, Cranberry, Pineapple, Orange Juice with a Splash of Lime and Strawberry Syrup
HPNOTIQ Liquer Vodka, Lime Juice and Fruit Punch
1 Barrel Rum, Triple Sec, Fresh Cut Mango, Papaya, watermelon and Banana Blended with Pineapple and Orange Juice
Kahlua, Bailey’s, Stoli Vanilla, Peppermint Schnapps, Cream
Martinis & Margheritas
Choice of Vodka or Gin, Dry Vermouth & garnished with olives.
Absolut Citron & Apple Pucker.
Absolut Citron, Fresh Watermelon Juice & Watermelon Pucker.
Shot of Espresso, Crême de Cacao & Stoli Vanilla.
Absolut Citron, Cointreau & Mango Juice.
Stolis Vanilla, Godiva Liqueur & Chocolate Shavings.
Absolute Vodka, Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice & a Splash of Lime.
Try our Classic Margherita, the Best on the Island. Lime Juice, Triple Sec, & Jose Cuervo Gold.
Tropical Flavored Margheritas: Mango, Strawberry, Peach or Watermelon.
Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Tequila & Lime Juice.
1800 Tequila, Cointreau & Lime Juice, Cordials & Liqueurs.
1 Barrel, Caribbean White & Dark, Coconut Rum.
Absolut, Kettle One, Stolichnaya, Grey Goose.
Tanqueray, Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire.
Jose Cuervo Gold, 1800 Tequila, Patron, Don Julio.
Southern Comfort, Wild Turkey, Jim Beam.
J.W. Red Label, Dewars, J&B, J.W. Black Label, Chivas Regal 12 year. Chivas Regal 18 year.
Jack Daniels, Canadian Club Crown Royal, Ballantines.
JGlenfiddich 15 year, Macallan 12 year.
After Dinner Liqueurs
Amaretto, Drambuie, Grand Marnier, Frangelico, Bailey’s, Kahlua, Sambuca, Godiva.
Cognac (Very Special Old Pale)
Courvoisier VSOP, Henessy VSOP, Remy Martin VSOP.
Cognac (Extra Old)
Remy Martin XO Special.
PROSECCO FRIZZANTE (CAMPAGNOLA, ITALY)
A dry white sparkling, typical Prosecco taste. Fine and elegant, light and refreshing with a slight sweet finish.
TRIVENTO EXTRA BRUT (ARGENTINA)
Aromas of tropical fruit, grapefruit and peach. Fresh and persistent with an elegant finish.
DOMAINE CHATEAU STE-MICHELLE BRUT (WASHINGTON STATE)
Not too dry or sweet. Apple and citrus aromas following through on the palate with a light toasty finish.
MOET IMPERIAL BRUT
The House’s iconic champagne. Unique style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity.
Wine by the Glass
KAIKEN RESERVA MALBEC (MENDOZA, ARGENTINA)
Intense, with strong, fleshy tannins; while at the same time juicy and captivating; with a long, persistent finish.
TRIVENTO RESERVA SYRAH (MENDOZA, ARGENTINA)
Aromas of ripe red fruits and hints of walnuts and black pepper combine with chocolate and tobacco notes from the oak. Harmonious and structured tannins with a long, delicious finish.
TRIVENTO RESERVA CABERNET SAUVIGNON (MENDOZA, ARGENTINA)
A combination of red fruit with fresh herbs. Full-bodied with robust tannins and a long finish.
YALUMBA OXFORD LANDING MERLOT (AUSTRALIA)
Aromas of red berry fruit and plums, which follow through on the palate with hints of liquorice and mint. Soft, silky tannins that lead to a finish of lingering cherry fruit.
ROSEMOUNT PINOT NOIR (AUSTRALIA)
Light and soft with a sweet core of red berries and a touch of cedar oak. Soft and Spicy with a velvety mouthfeel.
YALUMBA OXFORD LANDING SHIRAZ (AUSTRALIA)
A seductive red wine with loads of sweet cherry flavors, rm tannins and lingering finish.
CASILLERO DEL DIABLO PINOT NOIR (CHILE)
Aromas of strawberries and toasty oak precede a medium-bodies palate with good structure and a lengthy finish.
PROTOS JOVEN ROBLE (RIBERA DEL DUERO, SPAIN)
Displays plenty of fruit aromas & flavors with a smooth well-balanced & elegant finish. Pleasant vanilla hints with wood influence.
EARTHWORKS BAROSSA SHIRAZ (AUSTRALIA)
Full bodied, with flavors of plum and berry with crisp tannins and an earthy finish.
LYETH MERITAGE RED (CALIFORNIA)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec all contribute to this wine’s unique flavor. Robust aromas with subtle notes of succulent dark chocolate and cedar completing the nose. Flavors are lush and pronounced on the palate, followed by a long, smooth finish.
Reserve Red Wine
LAPOSTOLLE CUVÉE ALEXANDRE PINOT NOIR (CHILE)
Delicate & complex aromas of red fruit and a hint of smoke. Elegant structure and a long finish.
PINE RIDGE NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON (CALIFORNIA)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot & Cabernet Franc blend. Well structured with rm tannins, dark cherry fruit flavors with a hint of spice.
TRIVENTO TRIBU SAUVIGNON BLANC (ARGENTINA)
Fresh and crisp, with grapefruit and herbaceous notes and a light sweet finish.
TRIVENTO RESERVE CHARDONNAY (ARGENTINA)
Complex aromas of honey, apple and banana with hints of vanilla combined with fresh flavors and a delicate finish.
YALUMBA OXFORD LANDING CHARDONNAY (AUSTRALIA)
A creamy texture on the palate complemented by fresh melon and peach flavors followed by a natural lively acidity to a clean, fresh finish.
YALUMBA OXFORD LANDING SAUVIGNON BLANC (AUSTRALIA)
Aromas of citrus with hints of grass nettle, leading to a palate of refreshing green tropical fruit and citrus flavors following with a zesty finish.
LOUIS GUNTRUM DRY RIESLING (RHEINHESSEN, GERMANY)
This wine has beautiful fruit character, a lovely balanced feel and a lasting, dry finish. Style is medium dry.
YALUMBA Y SERIES VIOGNIER (AUSTRALIA)
An enchanting wine with aromas of lemon and honeysuckle with hints of spice. The palate is rich, luscious and silky with juicy tropical fruit & citrus.
VILLA MARIA CELLAR SELECT RIESLING (NEW ZEALAND)
A dry style wine displaying fragrant citrus aromas. Taste exhibits a lovely freshness with lemon & lime flavors followed by a crisp finish.
Reserve White Wine
PINE RIDGE CHARDONNAY DIJON CLONES (CALIFORNIA, USA)
Exceptional balance of tropical fruit and citrus for a beautiful complex wine making it a classic compliment to food.
CHATEAU MONTELENA CHARDONNAY (NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA)
Dry and fresh with a light mineral character, very captivating aromas and flavors of apple, fresh herbs and spices with a hint of floral.
SARTORI PINOT GRIGIO BLUSH (ITALY)
A pleasant pale copper color, gained from soft pressing with skin maceration for a short time. Equally flowery with a delicate hint of citrus on the nose and palate.
MONTES CHERUB ROSÉ OF SYRAH (CHILE)
A fresh wine with some spiciness and a hint of berry. Dry, with lively floral notes that leads to a delicate long finish.
1 Barrel Rum, Nance liqueur, homemade pineapple purée, fresh lime, simple syrup. — Created by Edwin
Caribbean Coconut Rum, natural coconut, fresh lime juice, Lopez coconut cream, soda.
LEMONGRASS FEVER COLLINS
Kokonut Rum, Green Chartreuse, lemongrass tea, fresh lime, sugar, Angostura bitters.
Traveller’s cashew wine, fresh lime, homemade pineapple purée, Angostura bitters.
GRILLED PINA COLADA
Pineapple-infused Caribbean Gold Rum, coconut cream, fresh lime, pineapple purée, fresh grated nutmeg.
Coppalli Rum, fresh lime, lychee lavender purée, fresh ginger.
Campari, fresh orange juice, lime, ginger beer, star fruit.
Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch Whiskey, homemade clove liqueur, hibiscus grenadine, lime, ginger beer.
FROZEN LAST WORD
Baron Gin, Luxardo Maraschino, Green Chartreuse, fresh lime.
Jalapeno-infused Jose Cuervo Tequila, Cointreau, hibiscus syrup, fresh lime, Tajin, salt.
Baron Gin, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, lime, salt, fresh ginger and cucumber, soda.
Jim Beam Bourbon infused with Belizean chocolate beans, Kahlúa, house chocolate syrup, orange zest, chilies.
Caribbean White Rum, simple syrup, lime, fresh mint, soda.
DARK ‘N STORMY
Traveller’s Barel Rum, fresh lime, ginger beer.
Belikin Beer, Belize Spice Company Michelada mix, lime, Tajin.
Copalli Rum, simple syrup, fresh lime.
Aperol, prosecco, soda.
Baron Gin, lime, simple syrup, prosecco.
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, simple syrup, orange, Angostura bitters.
Traveller’s Baron Gin, Campari, sweet vermouth.
1 Barrel Rum, fresh lime, simple syrup, prosecco, mint, fresh nutmeg.
Baron Gin, lime, simple syrup, soda.
Absolut Vodka, grapefruit juice.
Blended papaya, watermelon and pineapple.
Hibiscus mixed with lime.
Blended seasonal fruits.
Lawrence Picard is a renowned mixologist from Montréal, Canada. As a graduate student in cultural anthropology with a focus on cultural consumption, he brings an innovative approach to beverage program creation. Lawrence works with hospitality management firms, nightclubs, restaurants and hotels throughout the world, assisting them with bar logistics and design, equipment placement, and cocktail programs.