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Award Winning Chef Opens Las Ruinas Boquete Restaurant
New England Culinary School graduate and cookbook author Executive Chef Craig Jacobs has brought his extensive experience with restaurants in New York, New Orleans & Florida (including his work as Sous Chef at Ritz-Carlton Hotels) to Boquete by opening Restaurante Las Ruinas, across from Las Brisas Boquetena subdivision, and just past Papa Ricco’s on the road to David.
The location (previously a Colombian restaurant), is greatly improved by Craig’s facelift of the facility, which includes enclosing the big Tiki Hut dining room in glass, to protect diners against the rain and wind, a freshening up of the swimming pool and soon a new covered area will provide staging for live music! New Rock walls are abundant and strikingly beautiful…hence the name “Las Ruinas”! Come for lunch and spend the afternoon by the pool in the comfortable lounge chairs, made more comfortable with one of Craig’s special Margaritas, Fresh Fruit Daiquiris or Pina Coladas! Dinner is a real treat and the portions are Huge!
Craig comes from a food family….his father has won several awards, including the Julia Childs and James Beard awards, for his work. Together, they have written several cookbooks including a 3 piece series called “Spirit of the Earth, Spirit of the West and Spirit of the Harvest” and even one about Cuban cooking called “Eating Cuba”.
Daily, Craig serves up tender Fire Roasted baby back ribs, pork loin and chicken which come with a Great Barbecue sauce or homemade Chimichuri Sauce (you’ll be asking for refills of this delicious condiment). His Las Ruinas Hamburger is big and the Best in Panama! Every Monday Craig visits Port Pedregal to select the freshest seafood right off the boat……ask him what’s fresh and you may get the mouthwatering lobster or tuna and his outstanding Fish & Chips are always available and by far the best in Panama! Restaurante Las Ruinas only serves the freshest produce and fruits from the area. The full bar offers excellent Margaritas, Daiquiris and Pina Coladas, which are made with 100% natural ingredients. Or, try one of his fresh fruit smoothies…..you’ll come back for more.
Chef Craig caters to your groups and special celebrations with flair and individuality! Why not let him create a memorable occasion for your next special occasion?
Craig has lived in Panama for 4 years and operates Las Ruinas with his lovely wife…they have 2 beautiful children, and are on site to greet you daily. They are here to stay! Don’t delay….stop in soon and say hi! Tell him you read about him on Chiriqui Chatter. This is definitely worth the drive!
Finally……a casual dining experience with food you can count on to be consistently the BEST!
Las Ruinas is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm.
Call for more information to 6677-4289 or check out http://lasruinasboquete.ning.com/