If I go to Dolega, it is almost obligatory that I continue my drive up to Boquete. And with all that time looking at books in the Book Mark, I wanted a good meal. The last time I had tried to go to the Hotel Panamonte, it was being remodeled, so today, I thought I would try again. It had been over three years since I ate there and I was curious if it was still as good.
The Hotel Panamonte is the oldest first class restaurant in Boquete. As you can see from the table settings, it is a very elegant place to eat.
In the time I have been gone, the menu has changed a lot. I used to love ordering a appetizer that was polenta. I can’t describe it , but I think it is made from cornmeal and I always thought it was very special. I searched the menu, but I couldn’t find it. I don’t know if this is a permanent change, but I was disappointed to see that it wasn’t listed.
I decided to order a fillet Mignon. I ordered it medium well. As you can see the presentation was very nice. I though it was ok, but not as good as I recall from the past. The price was $12.00, which is pretty reasonable for the cut of meat, but I didn’t think it was as tender or flavorful as the one I had recently in David at Restaurante Camarena.
Another at the table ordered a trout platter. I don’t remember the price. It also was presented very well and it’s flavor was raved about.
I ordered the flan for dessert and thought it was well worth its $2.00 price.
The other dessert that was ordered was Tiramisu. I didn’t taste it, but the aroma was fabulous and made me think I had made the wrong choice.
Well, after all that food, I am definitely going to have to keep up with my morning walks.