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 [...]

Restaurante Las Orquideas Boquete

By admin | December 1st, 2010

Name: Restaurante Las Orquideas Location: Diagonally across from the Boquete Police station, just north of Restaurante Machu Picchu Hours: Breakfast M-S 7am-10:30AM, Lunch and dinner 11:30AM – 8:30PM , Sundays 7am- 4PM Short Description of the food: Typico. Right there I need to explain that there are several types of typicos in Panama. This is [...]

A smoking good experience

By admin | June 23rd, 2010

This past Saturday I received a telephone call from a neighbor and friend on Jaramillo, another neighbor was slaughtering a pig and had fresh pork for sale. Loving the challenge and having had some experience in carving up a dearly departed hog, Mayra and I went on a short ride to acquire a shoulder and [...]

Cooking Panama: Bacalao – Salt Cod

By admin | April 18th, 2010

I wondered why in a land of fresh fish, Bacalao, salt cod is considered a special food in Panama. The history I have found varies with the source, one source in Spanish explains that is the Spanish spread round the world they needed an easy to store form of fish to eat for religious purposes [...]

Cooking Panamanian : Patacones a comfort food

By admin | April 5th, 2010

I am not a gourmet. I leave the art of being a gourmet in Boquete Panama to the Boquete Gourmet Blog and my friend Melissa, the Cooking Diva. I do however like food, good food. As I have aged and matured my tastes have changed, still I have my comfort foods, none are gourmet. In [...]

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 [...]

Rancho Paisa Boquete Panama

By admin | August 30th, 2009

At least once a week, usually more, I drive past Rancho Paisa in Alto Boquete. It is on the highway to David and in the past I passed it by. Yesterday Heather and I were driving back from David and decided to heed the sagely advice of Susan Thoms, “STOP there, it’s good”. As usual, [...]

Dining in the Garden of Eden

By admin | July 25th, 2009

I eat at restaurants all around Panama, I write a lot about restaurants in Boquete. With the exception of a great location for fried chicken in a broken down truck I have never had an exceptional meal in Bocas del Toro; until now. Heather, Gumby, Rae and I had the opportunity to have dinner at [...]

Dining in a garden of Eden

By admin | July 25th, 2009

I eat at restaurants all around Panama, I write a lot about restaurants in Boquete. With the exception of a great location for fried chicken in a broken down truck I have never had an exceptional meal in Bocas del Toro; until now. Heather, Gumby, Rae and I had the opportunity to have dinner at [...]