Why We Went: The 100-year-old luxury bed and breakfast “Panamonte Inn“, located in Boquete, Panama, has been owned by the same family for many years. The inn offers exemplary service, impressive food and menu options, as well as the most gorgeous setting and restaurant features in town. You may choose to dine in Panamonte’s elegant dining room, or in their Fireside Lounge which houses two lovely wood burning fireplaces that are roaring 365 days a year.
What We Had: For appetizers, beef carpaccio (the best in town) and off the nibbles menu, the chicken empanadas. The dinners we chose were chicken caesar salads, filet mignon, and my girlfriend Pam and I shared both the fettuccine with short ribs and caramelized onions, as well as the tomato risotto with langoustines. We splurged!
Something Special: Save room because Panamonte Inn has scrumptious lemon meringue pie; and the strawberries and cream are a total hit!
Noteworthy: Get there early and land the seats in front of the fireplace. Panamonte also has a bar nibble menu and they mix fabulous cocktails.
Best Part of the Meal: Both the pasta and risotto dishes were excellent! The fettuccine with short ribs was unique and incredibly rich in flavor, with the sweetness of the onions, balanced out nicely.
Bonus: Panamonte serves breakfast as well; wonderful breakfast dishes. Go on the weekends for Benedict’s and mimosas.
What Needs Improvement: I think a cocktail menu would be a nice touch, as well as adding the menu to their website.
Total Check Before Tip: $127.06 (with propina) for 4 of us plus 7 glasses of wine.
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)= 9 1/2
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