Did you know there is a new restaurant at the David airport? I didn’t, but some friends of mine invited me to have breakfast with them there this morning.
The owner’s name is Bernard and he also has a restaurant in Bocas. The menu offered many different things to eat, both for breakfast as well as lunch. The hours are 7:00AM to 6:00PM, everyday except Sunday. I intend to go again and try some of the lunch items.
Here is a photo of the bar area.
This will give you an idea of the area in general.
Choosing what to have for breakfast was not an easy task. I waffled between pancakes and waffles, but wound up ordering a Panamanian breakfast, complete with cheese, corn tostada, hojaldra, scrambled eggs with tomato and onion and French fries. All this for $3.50, if I remember correctly.
While I was waiting for it to come, I wandered over and took a photo of their very special brownies. I seriously thought of buying several to take home. At 75 cents each they looked like a bargain.
Also while I was waiting, I took the photos of the Venezuelan helicopters in a previous post. The restaurant is a great place to go to sit and have a coffee, have a meal, and watch the planes (or helicopters) land and take off.
When my meal came, I was not disappointed.
Then a first for me happened. While we were visiting, someone mentioned that today was my birthday. I guess Bernard overheard and at the end of the meal, he brought me a bread pudding ala mode. Unusual for a breakfast, but one of the most yummy things I have eaten in some time.
He also brought each of us a glass of Baileys.
What a surprise and what a wonderful way to begin the day. I have decided that I no longer wish to have a birthday calibration. I think after you cross 65, you need to calibrate each new day and enjoy it to the fullest. That is exactly what I have done today.
Thanks to my friends for inviting me to this new restaurant and for providing such wonderful company. Thanks to Bernard for his thoughtfulness and his excellent food. And thanks to all of you, who bother to visit Chiriquí Chatter each day and see what is going on in David.
Oh yes, if you happen to go to Bernard’s, remember to tell Bernard that you learned about his restaurant from Chiriquí Chatter.