Since Sunday is my designated day to go somewhere and since I had not visited the new plaza in Boquete, that was today’s outing. I thought it would be a good day to try El Hibiscus restaurant again.
Unfortunately for me, it only opens in the evening. I guess I will not try it because driving to Boquete at night is not my idea of fun. I hope its consistency has improved and it must have if it is able to sustain itself with only even crowds in this high rent district of Plaza Los Establos.
Since I was here, I still looked around. Many of the stores have not been finished or rented and some weren’t open for business.
One store that was open was Cosechas Wine Store.
They have a fair selection of wine and liquor. Some of the prices I looked at were about 1 to 2 dollars higher per bottle than in David. Still it would be cheaper than the drive to David.
If you are a cigar smoker they did have cigars. Not being an aficionado, I can’t say if they Cuban, Dominican, or whatever, but I feel certain they aren’t Boquetean.
In their cooler they had a few other things to make for a festive party.
Then I came upon Cocina Rica.
This is one of my favorite places in David and they have recently opened in Boquete. They have the same delicious pastries that I am familiar with in David.
Servio is here behind the counter. If you go in tell him I recommend the coconut cream pie (they don’t have it yet, but maybe with a few hints they will add it to the menu).
This is another store that is opening up. The item at the top of the list is “Web Page Desing”. It has been a while since my page has been desed, but I now know who can handle the job.
Since El Hibiscus wasn’t open, I decided to go th Hotel Panamonte. I have always liked their food and it had been over two years since I ate there, so off I go. Here is what I found.
I guess I was just supposed to eat at Delicias de Peru.
There were three of us and we all enjoyed the meal.
We started off with an appetizer tray of various seafoods. The presentation was very nice.
Then one person has a seafood plate that also had chicarone. I was told it was great.
I had Aji gallina a nice Peruvian dish that I have had before in David at Mar del Sur. It was very good and $5+.
The last person had soup and also enjoyed it.
Gisele was our waitress and was most courteous. If you see her, tell her you saw her on the Internet.
They had this painting on the wall and it reminded me, that I still need to go see Machu Picchu. Note to self – schedule a vacation.
To top off a great meal we stopped at the little German shop (Pasteleria Alemana) on the edge of Boquete and had a strawberry tart and I bought a bag of the fabulous chocolate chip cookies. The last time I was there they were all gone. What a way to finish a trip to Boquete.