I had breakfast at McDonald’s this morning. I think Chicken McNuggets will be fresh today.
I received a request to post the following.
Buenas tardes a todos:
PARMIGIANO RISTORANTE los invita mañana viernes 3 de mayo a partir de las 7pm a disfrutar de la mejor comida Italiana acompañada de musica en vivo, estara Jaime serrano con su guitarra acustica, tendremos tambien una deliciosa sangria al mejor estilo PARMIGIANO.
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I have been spending mornings in front of International Hotel Suites in David.
10:30 AM is a little early for a mojito, but to test my theory I ordered one. Now mint for a mojito doesn’t get any fresher than this. Picked right beside the outdoor table I was sitting at.
Mighty tasty. Not sure it helped my writing, but my outlook on life was a little more frisky afterwards.
If you drop into Mojitos, tell them you read about them on Chiriquí Chatter.
Apparently this Peruvian restaurant has been here a few years, but it was just last month that a friend of mine took me there. While I didn’t take a photo of the menu, I thought all prices were reasonable.
Here are couple photos taken out front and one on the inside. Use this Google map to find the restaurant.
Everyone enjoyed their meals. One thing I didn’t try was a Pisco Sour. An error on my part.
It is also on my list of restaurants to return to. If you drop in, tell them you learned about them on Chiriquí Chatter. An album of all dishes tried follows. Eat your hearts out, or better yet, drop in and eat your fill. By the way, I enjoyed my fried ice cream for dessert (the last photos).
We have stopped into Pizza Hut for their weekday special a couple times recently.
For $5 you get your choice of several personal sized pizzas, some garlic bread, a salad or a soup and a tea or soda.
Really a good bargain. I usually go for a combination pizza and potato soup. I will add that this is the best potato soup in David. Nice chunks of potato, plenty of bacon and cheese. Today’s order follows.
The other day I was able to try another pizza at Parmigiano Restaurant and Pizzeria. This time I went for a pepperoni. It was perfect for my taste.
I was lucky enough to get to spend a fair amount of time talking to Veronica and Piero. I realized I had not posted the menu on the previous post and I have now included it as well as a google map.
Piero and I got to talking about meat and he said he had a good provider and if I wanted the best steak in David, to give him a call a couple of days before I planned to come in and he would make sure he had it in stock.
I may have to take him up on that one of these days.
Refer back to the first post to see the google map and the menu.
I mentioned in a previous post there was a new restaurant I wanted to try.
We have now visited Parmigiano’s twice. I am pleased to say that I like it.
It has about 5 tables inside the air conditioned area and they have areas setup out side as well.
The outside areas are tent covered areas and it will be interesting to see how that works when the rainy season gets here.
Here is a photo of your hosts. On the left is the lovely Veronica. On the right is the chef, Piero. Many in Volcan know Veronica and Piero from the restaurant they had there (El Forno).
In the photo gallery at the end are the photos of all the meals that were sampled as well as the menu. I especially enjoyed my spaghetti pasta selection. I forget the name, but it includes anchovies. For me, they left the anchovies off at my request. Continue reading
I thought I might share a couple recent restaurant experiences.
The first is The Branding Iron. I have eaten there twice that I didn’t write up. On the next to last trip there, I noticed that the prices had gone up. The posted jublilado discount had also changed. Originally it was 15% and I never asked for it because the meal was so cheap.
Now the discount is 25% and the price assumes that it will be asked for. Also on that trip, my chicken fried steak was not up the the standard I had come to expect. Neil was not there and I decided not to post it.
Last Friday I ate there again and the photo is for that day. The meal was acceptable, but still not as good and again Neil was not there. The meat was fine, but the flavor lacked something or the cooking oil was adding something. It is still a place I would eat at if I were there and it was mealtime, however, in the past I would have considered driving there just to get the CFS and would not now.
My next experience is for Papine’s Pizza. Saturday, I ordered a three cheese pizza to go. The owner that had cooked my first pizza was not there. I got this one to go. It was better the second day than the first day. I think the crust needed to be cooked longer, which I did the second day.
Now in fairness, it was at noon and everyone else was ordering the comida del diá. They may have had to heat the oven up just for me and maybe the real time to order a pizza is in the evening, when pizza would be the primary order.
The pizza was OK and I will try it again, but I am not as enthusiastic as I was on my first outing. The next Pizza will be the real test.