So, this is what Wikipedia says about Costa Rican cuisine. Check out the source…
Located just off the lobby of the downtown Tryp Sabana hotel inside the Centro Colon, Gastro Bar en el 38 is a chic, new spot equally suited for casual drinks and appetizers or a more formal meal. The décor stands out, with bold colors, striking lighting and a mod-art deco feel. On weekends, the bar can actually get hopping.
The menu features a mix of tapas and contemporary fusion cuisine. On a recent visit everything was beautifully presented, tasty and perfectly prepared.
Ceviche came with sides of sweet potato chips, avocado and a corn relish. The traditional Andalusian Gazpacho was hearty and flavorful.
The thick tuna steak was well-seared and served with a herbs de Provence and watercress pesto, while a tender filet of mahi mahi came with a light romesco sauce over sautéed vegetables and lima beans.
The tapas menu features a host of traditional favorites: patatas bravas, tortilla espñola, and shrimp in garlic sauce, as well as a few dishes with Costa Rican and Caribbean influences, including pati and patacones.
This place offers live music on Thursday evenings, as well as a daily lunch special (plato ejecutivo).
I’m not quite sure how I feel about this. But I’ve been to some great events at Vinum La Enoteca, so I’m gonna give them the benefit of the doubt. Learn how to pair wines with hot dogs, chop suey and taquitos.
The event takes place Thursday, October 18, at their Plaza Los Laureles storefront at 7pm, and costs $45 per person. Reservations are required.