By Ollie Bass
Much has been said about the beauty of Manuel Antonio and our little corner of paradise. From the mountains to the beaches, the sunset views, the rivers and waterfalls, the selva with all the varieties of flora and fauna what more could you ask for. This article is not about that.
We all know about the multitude of activities available here in Quepolandia. Surfing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, canopy tours, world class sport fishing, yoga, ocean kayaking, scuba diving……. This article is not about that either.
What I want to write about is available every day, and often overlooked. We have in Quepolandia some of the finest bounty, the most delicious food available anywhere. The intersection of fine ingredients and culinary artistry that exists here is exceptional.
Think about it, tropical fruits and fresh vegetables: mango, avocado, tomatoes, strawberries, bananas, pineapples, lettuces. Seafood: snapper, wahoo, shrimp, river prawns, lobster, mahi mahi, tuna, robalo, calimari, mussels from New Zealand, fresh and smoked trout. Meats – pork, chicken, now even beef, imported lamb. Fresh baked breads. Dairy and cheese products. Fine wine. Gourmet coffee. All here in fresh abundance.
Prepare any of the above with the creativity brought to Quepolandia by chefs from all corners of the world: Italian, French, Indonesian, Thai, German, Polish, Mexican, Californian, Japanese and you end up with exquisite dishes. Now fuse this. Morph it. Imagine the possibilities of tropical ingredients and knowledgeable traveled experienced imaginative innovation. We have that here.
Think of this as an invitation or maybe a reminder. We have some of the best cuisine available in the world. Get out and try some at our wonderful restaurants.