1 Tishrei 5772

By admin | September 29th, 2011

I am not a religious person, far from it, but I was raised Jewish in New York City. I think part of why I left New York was to see how the rest of the world lived. Today was a sweet remembrance of my youth. Mort and Barbara Rabkin invited Mayra and I to join others for [...]

Review Restaurant Baru

By admin | March 5th, 2011

In reviewing Restaurant Baru I made three separate visits, once before the Jazz Festival on Friday 25 Feb, another at about 10pm on March 4 th and a third, but not final trip on Saturday March 5th at about 7pm for dinner. I don’t usually do this but because of all the discussion about this [...]

Review: Sugar and Spice

By admin | January 25th, 2011

Name: Sugar and Spice Bakery Location: Avenida Central Boquete Hours: Thursday – Tuesday Short Description of the food: Sugar and Spice is without question the best bakery in Boquete. In addition to bread and pastries, they also serve a light menu of sandwiches and soup. Since they use their own bread they have a hands [...]

La Ruinas Boquete Panama

By admin | November 26th, 2009

From the ashes of Rancho Pais has risen a far better Boquete Panama restaurant, Las Ruinas. Craig Jacobs a former executive chef from the US is determined to provide both entertainment and excellent food at reasonable prices in has large grass roofed facility in Alto Boquete. Walk through the gate into the restaurant and the [...]

Coffee, the Boquete Panama Elixir

By admin | April 10th, 2009

If Napa California is about wine, then Boquete Panama is about coffee. For people living in Boquete Panama before the influx of expatriates, the economy was coffee. It was when the price of coffee collapsed that local farmers sold their farms to developers and expats who had fantasies of growing and selling boutique coffee. I [...]

Coffee, the Boquete Panama Elixir

By admin | April 10th, 2009

If Napa California is about wine, then Boquete Panama is about coffee. For people living in Boquete Panama before the influx of expatriates, the economy was coffee. It was when the price of coffee collapsed that local farmers sold their farms to developers and expats who had fantasies of growing and selling boutique coffee. I [...]

Searching for Lamb in Boquete Panama

By admin | March 31st, 2009

Almost three months ago I took guests to the Oasis restaurant in Boquete Panama to try a rack of lamb, it was not to their liking. Although I really enjoy eating at Oasis and recommend it, their lamb was not the best. This past weekend a group of dedicated lamb consumers and culinary taste testers [...]

Searching for Lamb in Boquete Panama

By admin | March 31st, 2009

Almost three months ago I took guests to the Oasis restaurant in Boquete Panama to try a rack of lamb, it was not to their liking. Although I really enjoy eating at Oasis and recommend it, their lamb was not the best. This past weekend a group of dedicated lamb consumers and culinary taste testers [...]

Fishing in Boquete Panama

By admin | March 6th, 2009

Boquete Panama does not sit on either the Pacific Ocean nor the Caribbean, in fact it sits in the mountains about 50 kilometers from both. Our fresh fish comes not by boat but by truck. It appears either in the local supermarket or several times a week in ice filled coolers in the back of [...]

2009 Boquete Panama Woolford and Buddies Ribathon

By admin | February 14th, 2009

American television has Iron Chef an import from Japan. In Boquete Panama we have the Woolford and Buddies Ribathon, contest of six teams attempting to win the Big Boner Award for producing the best ribs in competition. 120 Pounds of pork ribs and 24 hours later the contest ends in the Ribathon. As a warmup [...]